“I am so proud of my daughter Ivanka. To be abused and treated so badly by the media, and to still hold her head so high, is truly wonderful!” Donald Trump tweeted. | Getty
President Donald Trump on Saturday tweeted that the media “abused” his daughter, Ivanka, likely in the aftermath of a decision by Nordstrom to drop her clothing label and an ensuing ethics controversy involving the president.
“I am so proud of my daughter Ivanka. To be abused and treated so badly by the media, and to still hold her head so high, is truly wonderful!” Trump tweeted.
Ivanka Trump, who has been a high profile presence in the White House and whose husband Jared Kushner is senior adviser to the president, had her label dropped as a result of its declining sales, Nordstrom announced Feb. 2.
Following the announcement, Trump blasted the clothing store, saying it treated his daughter “unfairly,” raising a further controversy over the ethics of using the office of the presidency to pressure a publicly traded company in defense of a family member.
“We’ve said all along we make buying decisions based on performance,” Nordstrom said in a statement at the time. “We’ve got thousands of brands — more than 2,000 offered on the site alone. Reviewing their merit and making edits is part of the regular rhythm of our business.”
Trump also tweeted Saturday about his day of golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
“Playef golf today with Prime Minister Abe of Japan and @TheBig_Easy, Ernie Els, and had a great time. Japan is very well represented!” he initially tweeted, before reposting with the word “played” corrected. “A working dinner tonight with Prime Minister Abe of Japan, and his representatives, at the Winter White House (Mar-a-Lago). Very good talks!”