President Donald Trump divided Twitter on Wednesday morning when he called the department store Nordstrom “terrible” after it announced last week it would stop selling Ivanka Trump’s clothing and accessory line.
My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2017
Trump’s tweet briefly impacted Wall Street, as shares of Nordstrom tumbled a few cents before quickly recovering.
The message by POTUS quickly made Nordstrom the top trend on Twitter, with some calling for a boycott of the brand and others expressing concern over Trump’s priorities and ability to affect the stock market.
Former CNN host Piers Morgan tweeted, “Man defends daughter against pathetically petty act of political spite by corporate entity – and HE’S the villain,” while another user wrote, “If liberal elites would get out of their coastal bubble they would know rural white working class voters are obsessed with Nordstrom.”
Meanwhile, a different user wrote, “Really don’t need anything from @Nordstrom today but it feels like a beautiful day to spend some money there.”
The brand responded, writing, “Based on the brand’s performance we’ve decided not to buy it for this season.”
Check out some of the polarizing reaction:
Any shareholder of Nordstrom now has standing to take legal action against Trump for using the office of the President to benefit his family pic.twitter.com/R27JvGyZ6Z
— NatlParksUnderground (@NatParkUndrgrnd) February 8, 2017
— Redeemed Suzy (@suzydymna) February 8, 2017
Cue all the rednecks who've never stepped foot in a Nordstrom's to announce they're boycotting Nordstrom's.
— Madame Ovary (@JaneErrrr) February 8, 2017
Slight of hand is not just for magicians.
— Claudia (@theClaudiaInez) February 8, 2017
— Kirk Patrick Miller (@Chaos2Cured) February 8, 2017
I shop at Nordstrom and would never buy Ivanka's brand because of her father. Others like me = declining sales. Not surprising! #Nordstrom
— karenfinder (@kfinder) February 8, 2017
Just Cancelled my Nordstrom credit card that I have had for 10 years
— Deplorable Infidel (@DanaRuxi123) February 8, 2017
— Laurel Davila (@laureldavilacpa) February 8, 2017
.@realDonaldTrump Frederick Douglass manages the Nordstrom in Bowling Green. You might want to check that one out.
— Chris Weeks (@_chrisweeks) February 8, 2017
Yeah, the way Nordstrom detained her, separated her from her family, defied the constitution and…oh wait, that's what you did to refugees. https://t.co/0Fb30f8KpN
— Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) February 8, 2017
— …she persisted. ???? (@leahmcelrath) February 8, 2017
Isn't this tweet about Nordstrom a conflict of interest, and a violation of Emoluments Clause?..(asking for a friend) pic.twitter.com/QJdOTetgWh
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) February 8, 2017
I've waited years for the day to come where I could count shopping at @Nordstrom as my patriotic duty ????????
— Marjan Charness (@marjanelise) February 8, 2017
Trump: Nordstrom Has Treated My Daughter So Unfairly
Me: Oh rly? *Goes to Nordstrom website* pic.twitter.com/saF13XzCj4
— The NYC Film Chick (@TheNYCFilmChick) February 8, 2017
— SOSAmerika (@1973USC) February 8, 2017
— Carlin (@CarlinChase) February 8, 2017
— Pink Lady 4 Trump♥ (@pink_lady56) February 8, 2017
If liberal elites would get out of their coastal bubble they would know rural white working class voters are obsessed with Nordstrom.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) February 8, 2017
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 8, 2017