Ivanka Trump's fashion company just got shut down and Twitter is roasting her
Since Donald Trump became president, Ivanka Trump's fashion company has suffered. Well, we've all suffered, but Ivanka's namesake brand was hit pretty hard. The Wall Street Journal reports that online sales fell nearly 45% during the past year. Several retailers dropped the brand, including Neiman Marcus, Jet.com, DSW, Shoes.com, Belk, ShopStyle, Gilt and Nordstrom. In response, Donald Trump attacked Nordstrom on Twitter, complaining his daughter was "treated so unfairly."
Consumers are boycotting Ivanka's products to protest her father. After he was caught on tape bragging about groping women, activists created the viral #GrabYourWallet campaign. The movement has gained traction, thanks to Trump's contentious policies and scandals: the accusations of sexual misconduct, the Muslim ban, the transgender military ban, the suspected collusion with Russia, the cruel separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border - you know what, I'm just going to stop right there.
A year ago, Ivanka took a job in the White House as a senior adviser to her father. She quit working directly with her fashion company, but has continued to promote it, which critics find pretty sketchy. Now Ivanka has decided to shut down her business, so she can continue the cryptic "work" she's doing in Washington. On Tuesday she informed all 18 employees and issued a statement explaining her decision.
"After 17 months in Washington, I do not know when or if I will ever return to the business. But I do know that my focus for the foreseeable future will be the work I am doing here in Washington, so making this decision now is the only fair outcome for my team and partners."
Twitter users were not very sympathetic, and roasted the first daughter.
She tried her best
And the Emperor's wife once did a nude photoshoot
Nobody knew fashion could be so complicated
I'd rather donate to Kylie Jenner to make her a billionaire
Probably Trump™ Steaks
It's Mueller time...someday
Remember The Mooch?
People are heartbroken
Does an orange jumpsuit clash with orange skin?
Maybe one of his rockets could
Well, tough break, Ivanka. Hope you enjoy working in the White House, doing whatever it is you do, and people treat you more fairly than those meanies at Nordstrom.