Progressives, Nordstrom, And The Moronic Crusade Against Ivanka Trump
Katie Pavlich, Town Hall --
Earlier this week Nordstrom announced the retail giant will no longer sell Ivanka Trump brand products in stores, severing the previously held business relationship. Belk, Jet, ShopStyle and Home Shopping Network all followed suit.
In response to the move, President Donald Trump tweeted about the situation.
“My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person -- always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!”
While it’s certainly highly inappropriate for President Trump to go after a private company on issues of family business now that he’s in the Oval Office, he isn't wrong on the merits.
Ivanka Trump officially announced she was leaving her company in January ahead of her move to Washington D.C. to focus on new endeavors. One could argue this is no longer her brand or concern, but that’s not the point. It’s still her name, she built the business and because she’s associated with her father, the left is out for blood. This isn’t simply about Nordstrom or the other stores dropping the brand. Poor sales were cited for the decision, not politics, but it’s important to follow the money.
The Ivanka Trump brand is a victim of the Grab Your Wallet campaign, organized by leftist agitators who send mobs to intimidate companies and those who dare buy their products. It’s one thing for boycotters to refuse patronage to certain businesses for any reason as individuals, but bullying others into doing the same is a different story. Not to mention, it won't be Ivanka Trump who suffers most from this wrath but instead everyday people working for the brand.
In their efforts and haste to make a statement about President Trump by going after his daughter, leftists, and particularly feminists, are depleting their own cause for tolerance by attacking a champion for women with a proven track record of female empowerment. They're also eroding their ideological path into the White House.
For years, Ivanka’s clothing line has been providing career women with inexpensive, fashionable options to look and feel their best in the work place. As superficial as that may sound, it matters. More importantly, she’s been a staunch advocate for equal pay and flexibility in the workplace when female workers enter motherhood. Her soon to be published book, Women Who Work, promises to give young women the skills they need to have and manage it all.