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Trump blasts Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka’s clothing line

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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:36 AM
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originally posted by: RomeByFire
Could you IMAGINE the outrage if Obama had made some Twitter comment about his daughter being discriminated against?

Ah, but its Trump so just sweep up it under the rug.

Nothing to see her, folks - move along.


I would've had absolutely no problem if Obama tweeted to defend his daughter.. actually that's what I expect from a man and leader to do. Stand up for what's right regardless of public opinion. That's called leading by example.




posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:36 AM
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You folks are scraping the bottom of the barrel now.

How dare a President take 10 seconds out of his day to defend his daughter.

Pathetic.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986




No offense, but you're reaching quite a bit. How does a tweet to defend his daughter that took absolutely no effort or time relate to his intelligence briefings? What's so disgusting? What did you warn us about?


Apparently when a guy gets elected to the presidency.

They stop being a father.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:38 AM
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originally posted by: Profusion

President Donald Trump blasted luxury department store line Nordstrom for dropping his daughter Ivanka Trump’s label.

“My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person -- always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.

Trump blasts Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka’s clothing line


I find this story to be significant for a couple of reasons.

1. This story proves that Trump's conflicts of interest are an issue to be concerned about. Trump really shot himself in the foot here because up to this point it could have been argued that Trump may not have been affected by his conflicts of interest.

2. Trump has been warned not to endorse products.

After Trump tweet, ethics office to U.S. employees: do not endorse products

Did he just endorse a product? I don't think there's any doubt about it. Trump just endorsed his daughter's product line by proclaiming that it deserves to be carried by Nordstrom.

In the bigger picture, the phrase "high crimes and misdemeanors" concerning impeachable offenses in the Constitution comes to mind. Could that phrase mean that a number of misdemeanors could add up to be one impeachable offense? I think we may find out with Trump.

Then there is a US gov dept, looking to rent some space in Trump Tower...bizzy bizzy.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:42 AM
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originally posted by: smurfy

Then there is a US gov dept, looking to rent some space in Trump Tower...bizzy bizzy.

It wasn't his request nor is it out of the norm. Regardless; He sure keeps y'all busy!
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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:43 AM
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As a business owner/operator, I don't need anyone including the potus telling me how to run my business. I pay the mortgage on the building, insurance, utilities, etc. I wonder how Trump would feel for Nordstroums to give him advise on how to run the country.

If I want your input, I'll ask for it...otherwise GTFO.

It's the Trump supporters that have turned all snowflake now. Man up why don't ya.

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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:47 AM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

Oh, its just thirty seconds or so to type a tweet.

Yes, I know. Quite a bit can be said in thirty seconds. When he is in a briefing with the intelligence community, I expect him to pay the proper attention to the matters concerned, and before you ask, the correct amount of attention is ALL OF IT! Not most of it, not nearly the whole lot, but everything he has. Every single neuron in his addled little brain, should have been dedicated to the task of wrapping his head around the data he was being fed, conceptualising its meaning in the wider geopolitical sphere, and developing bullet points for potential strategy related to the information he received.

The intelligence briefing is NOT a time for multitasking. It is a time for ABSOLUTE and TOTAL focus on the information, and NOT A DAMN THING ELSE!



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:51 AM
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originally posted by: olaru12
As a business owner/operator, I don't need anyone including the potus telling me how to run my business.

If I want your input, I'll ask for it...otherwise GTFO.

It's the Trump supporters that have turned all snowflake now. Man up why don't ya.



Except he wasn't telling anyone how to run their business..

Speaking of "man up" maybe all the emotional sensitive "men" on the left should stop crying about such insignificant things.

Speaking of "man up" maybe you should realize defending your daughter is what "men" do.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:53 AM
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originally posted by: Profusion

1. This story proves that Trump's conflicts of interest are an issue to be concerned about. Trump really shot himself in the foot here because up to this point it could have been argued that Trump may not have been affected by his conflicts of interest.


The thing about conflict of interest, it can go either way.

If the President does a good job, and people love him, his private interests will also benefit, since people will want to associate with Trump, that's a conflict of interest.

But, if the President does a terrible job, people will hate him, and his private interests will also suffer, since people won't want to associate with Trump, that's a conflict of interest with the opposite effect.

Since Trump doesn't benefit from the latter, nobody usually worries about it. But, of course, Trump himself has to be concerned.

In this case, his daughter's business takes a hit, because of the unpopularity of the father's policies.

The thing about Trump, all his family business dealings revolves around marketing and selling the "name" Trump.

Even wife Melania is suing the media for publishing a report that claims she worked as an "escort". This, she says, has cost her 150 Million Dollars in lost opportunity revenue, since she could have marketed and sold things like cosmetics and clothes, using her popularity and fame built up from years of working as a top model. Now that the article is published, she says, she can no longer make that kind of money. Hmm...could she have ever made that much selling her "name" ? Who knows?

But, Trump is all about Trump. It's not a manufacturing business, or software development firm, or farming business, or airlines, or movie corporation, it's not even a real estate firm, since what Trump sells is licences to use his name "Trump" to the real business investors and builders of real estate properties.

Trump is all about branding. It's a branding family. All the family members brand their name, and put that name on products produced by others, to sell, and earn fees from being Trump.




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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:56 AM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

Oh, its just thirty seconds or so to type a tweet.

Yes, I know. Quite a bit can be said in thirty seconds. When he is in a briefing with the intelligence community, I expect him to pay the proper attention to the matters concerned, and before you ask, the correct amount of attention is ALL OF IT! Not most of it, not nearly the whole lot, but everything he has. Every single neuron in his addled little brain, should have been dedicated to the task of wrapping his head around the data he was being fed, conceptualising its meaning in the wider geopolitical sphere, and developing bullet points for potential strategy related to the information he received.

The intelligence briefing is NOT a time for multitasking. It is a time for ABSOLUTE and TOTAL focus on the information, and NOT A DAMN THING ELSE!


Yes, because you were in that room with them and knew exactly what was going on and all of the dynamics involved.. you think while somebody was discussing an important issue that he just decided to whip his phone out? I don't think you are that naive or ignorant.

You ever been in breifings of any kind? You know it's possible to have little breaks? If even for a few minutes? You don't go in a breifing and stare at the board like a robot 247 and block out the entire world.. that's just not realistic.
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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:01 PM
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a reply to: Profusion

This might be the most ignorant anti-Trump post.

Do you have children?

He was being a great father, publicly defending his daughter who is being treated unfairly.

I applaud him for defending his daughter.


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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:03 PM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
Ahh president trump focusing on the issues that matter to the American people.....

His daughters clothing line


Do you have children?

His daughter should be more important to him than the American people. If it was any other way I would have no respect for him.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:13 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
But, this company is discriminating against Trumps daughter because he got elected to president. That is not right. She seems to be a decent person. I would say that all Republicans should boycott this place.

I'll never buy anything from Nordstrom as long as I live, any company who does stuff like they are doing should not be in business. Businesses need to stay neutral in politics to have long term stability. If this place is a corporation with stock, I hope their shareholders elect a new president, one who has intelligence.

To me, I think this company should crumble for the actions of it's present executives.

Any of you who believe this is because of money need to get their head examined, it is Trump protecting his daughter. Maybe we should say that presidents cannot have any children, because that is a conflict of interest.


What about your own reaction without knowing why they did it?
Perhaps they didn't want to be seen a certain way if indeed Daughter is going to be installed in the First Lady's office?
As far as someone being a good person what you know by photos? What does being a good person have to do with the clothing sales anyway.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:21 PM
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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:24 PM
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"All executive branch employees must refrain from misuse of position, including endorsements."

Do his supporters believe that he should be exempt of that rule? If so why?



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:27 PM
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This thread is NOT in the Mud Pit.

Political Trolling is NOT allowed outside of the Political Mud Pit forum.

Keep that in mind going forward.

Do not reply to this post.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:28 PM
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originally posted by: Grimpachi
"All executive branch employees must refrain from misuse of position, including endorsements."

Do his supporters believe that he should be exempt of that rule? If so why?


Where was the endorsement?

Show me the rule where it states

"As president you can no longer be a father and defend your daughter*



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:33 PM
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Thing is, it'll be the same people going mad at this that vehemently defend a cake maker's right to turn down business from a gay couple.

I honestly don't know how I feel about it. Businesses should have a right to choose who they associate with. Then again, he has a right to defend his daughter when she's discriminated against just for being related to him, most parents would be pissed.

As much as I dislike Trump, I can kind of understand his frustration, I don't think this is a conflict of interest either. He hasn't actively promoted her brand or appeared in a commercial...yet.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:38 PM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

The office of the president is 24/7 correct?



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:42 PM
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originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

The office of the president is 24/7 correct?


Yes, and?




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