Trump Snaps at Media Amid Nordstrom Feud: They ‘Abused’ Ivanka, Treated Her ‘So Badly’


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President Trump is using his weekend to hold “golf diplomacy” with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but apparently he found some time to snipe at the media along the way.

Over the past week, Trump has been ripping Nordstrom over their decision to no longer sell Ivanka Trump‘s clothes due to a fiscal year of falling sales. Trump’s feud with the retailer prompted media intrigue and conflict of interest concerns, particularly after his adviser Kellyanne Conway used a TV interview to openly encourage viewers to buy the Trump daughter’s merchandise.

On Saturday, Trump issued a complimentary tweet to Ivanka for keeping her head up despite being “abused and treated so badly by the media”:

Soon after Trump’s tweet went up, it caught the interest of political and media Twitter. One common reaction was that the media’s scrutiny had more to do Trump’s criticism of a business decision, not so much about diminishing Ivanka:

The Trump Administration has argued in recent days that Nordstrom’s decision was politically based, and that critics are trying to get to the president by punishing his daughter.

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