Businesses Distance Themselves From Trump Family Amid Controversy
Donald Trump’s business ties go back decades and he’s rubbed elbows with people from every industry imaginable. The same can be said for his children.
Since he wasn’t willing to do so before taking office, business leaders across the country are stepping away from Trump amid controversy.
After having to quickly handle a slew of bad press, Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick has stepped down from Trump’s business advisory council, which he joined in December.
“There are many ways we will continue to advocate for just change on immigration, but staying on the council was going to get in the way of that,” Mr. Kalanick wrote in an email to employees, according to The New York Times.
Kalanick is one of many Silicon Valley leaders dealing with pushback, both from the public and within their own companies, about their ties to Trump, who firmly stands against everything many of them claim to support.
But Donald Trump isn’t the only one people are distancing themselves from. His daughter, Ivanka, is also feeling the brunt of her father’s politics.
The New York Times reports that Nordstrom has announced that it was stepping away from the Trump family and wouldn’t sell Ivanka’s brand this spring.
“We’ve said all along we make buying decisions based on performance,” Nordstrom said in a statement. “In this case, based on the brand’s performance, we’ve decided not to buy it for this season.”
This decision came a couple of months after Nordstrom was criticized for selling Ivanka’s items and chose to claim that supporting her brand wasn’t the same as supporting her politics.
For now, she has handbags and accessories still being sold through retailers such as Macy’s and Saks off 5th. But, by the looks of things, it’ll be a lot harder to find her products in the future.