While the First Family pretends to attempt to navigate their seemingly endless series of conflicts of interest, clothing companies are growing weary of the shenanigans being played on the American people. Earlier this month, Nordstrom dropped Ivanka Trump's clothing line from their stores. Now, it seems like T.J. Maxx is following suit: they've ordered signs and displays of the First Daughter's company to be thrown right in the trash (where they belong).
“Effective immediately, please remove all Ivanka Trump merchandise from features and mix into” the racks where most products hang, the note read, according to the New York Times. “All Ivanka Trump signs should be discarded."
The notice apparently went out not only to the Maxxinistas of the world, but also to Marshalls locations. Interestingly, while displays for the Trump scion's wear have been taken down, the merchandise itself will remain on salesfloors mixed with other items.
“I think [these stores] all have probably been looking closely at Ivanka’s sales numbers and weighing whether they’re worth all the problems she’s brought them,” said Shannon Coulter, who organized one of many online campaigns to boycott Trump products.
The subtle shade being thrown at Ivanka from retailers hasn't gone unnoticed by the nefarious slime elemental turned President of the United States, Donald Trump. He ludicrously tweeted out his criticism of Nordstrom's just yesterday:
Even Trump's High Propaganda Crone Kellyanne Conway is getting invovled. This morning she used an interview on Fox & Friends as an excuse to plug Ivanka's products, a move which NYMag called "completely illegal" in that it violates a federal law which states that a federal employee may not "use his public office for his own private gain [or] for the endorsement of any product, service or enterprise.”
Too bad Conway will likely face no consequences whatsoever, considering the White House itself would be the ones to pursue action against the quite obvious infraction.
Fortunately or unfortunately, it doesn't seem like Ivanka's brand is suffering too much in the face of all this conflict: "The Ivanka Trump brand continues to expand across categories and distribution with increased customer support, leading us to experience significant year-over-year revenue growth in 2016," said Rosemary Young, a senior director of marketing.
Which begs the question: are these boycotts hurting or helping Ivanka?
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