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Stephen Colbert slammed President Donald Trump for his comments about Nordstrom after the department store dropped Ivanka Trump’s clothing line last month due to declining sales.
“Evidently, not a lot of women wanted to buy clothes that made them attractive to their fathers,” CBS’s “Late Show” host said on Wednesday’s episode.
“Dropping an underperforming brand is a decision any businessman would understand, except one, ” he added.
Though Nordstrom defends its decision to drop Ivanka’s line as a typical business move, the president took it personally. First, he slammed the retailer on Twitter, writing “My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!”
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
Then on Wednesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that Nordstrom’s move was an attack on the president and his policies.
“I think there’s clearly a targeting of her brand,” Spicer said. “While she’s not directly running the company, it’s still her name on it. And there’s clearly efforts that – to undermine that name based on her father’s positions on particular policies that he’s taken… She is getting maligned because of his policies.”
Colbert believes that President Trump’s strike against Nordstrom is tremendously unethical.
“This is crazy! This is insane,” Colbert said. “You can’t use the power of the office of the president to protect a family business, all right? That would be like Jimmy Carter making all of us drink Billy Beer. That would be like George Bush invading a country that had oil. You can’t do it.”
Watch Colbert comment on Trump’s war with Nordstrom below: