President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka was caught on camera looking sad as she left her Washington D.C. home, and we have a possible reason why: her clothing line has been dropped by major retailer Nordstrom amid boycotts that began during her father’s presidential campaign.
The Grab Your Wallet campaign was started by Shannon Coulter on Oct. 11, the Daily Mail reported. The campaign called for consumers to boycott any retailer that sells the Trump brand.
Coulter started the campaign in response to Trump’s infamous “grab them by the p****” remark, and several allegations of sexual assault throughout his presidential campaign.
Nordstrom said the move to drop Ivanka’s brand was not political, and simply a result of poor sales. They had previously responded to a customer’s letter, which called for the company to stop selling the Trump brand.
“We hope that offering a vendor’s products isn’t misunderstood as us taking a political position; we’re not,” the company tweeted in November.
But on Feb. 2, Ivanka Trump’s merchandise was completely removed from the Nordstrom website. It is also no longer listed as an available brand on their list of featured items.
Nordstrom said they cut about 10 percent of their merchandise every year. A spokesperson did not reveal whether the decision to axe Ivanka’s collection would be permanent, and said that the company makes buying decisions from season to season.
“I am absolutely thrilled, and I know the vast majority of Grab Your Wallet participants will be as well,” Coulter told the Daily Mail.
Some Trump supporters fired back at the Seattle-based department chain via Twitter.
“Now restricting shopping choices because they don’t reflect their POLITICS? Once a retail trendsetter, please rise above this!” wrote one user.
“Our buying decisions are based on sales, so it was not a political decision for us,” Nordstrom responded. “We’re sorry for any disappointment.”
This isn’t the first victory for the Grab Your Wallet campaign. Shoes.com and interior decor store Bellacor have also dropped Ivanka Trump’s collection since the boycott.
Sources: Daily Mail, Nordstrom/Twitter / Photo Credit: Riyad Hasan/Daily Mail, Marc Nozell/Flickr