Posts Tagged ‘ethics’

When Mr. Trump lashed out at businesses such as Boeing and Lockheed Martin it was in the interest of the country to bring back jobs and to cut prices on government contracts.  Of course he has also been berating various news organizations and that’s hardly in the country’s best interests.  

But now it’s Nordstrom who is getting a tongue lashing from our even-tempered, thoughtful and thick-skinned public figure inhabiting the White House.  LOL, LOL.

Here is an excerpt from the New York Times article pertaining to the President tweeting (how surprising!) his dismay about Nordstrom dropping Ivanka Trump’s line of products. 

President Trump lashed out on Wednesday at the Nordstrom department store chain for dropping his daughter Ivanka’s clothing and accessories line, once again raising ethical questions about the relationship between his presidency and his family’s sprawling business interests….

….Six days after Nordstrom announced that, based on sales, it would no longer carry Ms. Trump’s products — a decision that prompted some Trump supporters to call for a boycott of the stores — the president took to Twitter to complain that “Ivanka has been treated so unfairly” by the company. He first posted the message from his personal account, and then re-sent it from his official White House account….

…Mr. Trump’s complaint also raised questions about how he might handle the moves of numerous other companies as their relationships with Trump brands change. The large national discount retailers T. J. Maxx and Marshalls, and Neiman Marcus, the luxury department store, for example, have recently moved away from their ties to Ms. Trump’s products…..

Here is the TWEET:

Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump
My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!
10:51 AM – 8 Feb 2017

So is this a really big deal?  Or is it just a father reacting to criticism of his daughter?  Or is this just one more instance where Mr. Trump didn’t take a minute or two before rushing to his phone to TWEET to stop and think and remind himself “wait a minute, I’m the President of the United States, I probably should put the phone down”.


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