Bad Day For Ivanka Brands; Good Day For Alternative Massacres And Guns

It is not a good day for Ivanka Trump’s businesses as efforts to stop sales of Ivanka Trump’s products in protest against her father appear to be successful. First Nordstrom announced they were dropping her shoes due to decreased sales in response to the #GrabYourWallet boycott. Next Neiman-Marcus announced they were dropping her jewelry line.

It is, however, a good day for fake massacres:

Senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway made a statement during a TV interview Thursday that pricked the ears of fact-checkers everywhere.

She told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews:

“I bet it’s brand new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre. It didn’t get covered.”

First of all, Obama didn’t ban the Iraqi refugee program.

Second, there’s no such thing as the Bowling Green massacre.

Another example of alternative facts from Kellyanne Conway. I’m looking forward to seeing The Little Golden Book Of Alternate Massacres. Then we can study the alternative holocaust in Donald Trump’s mind which didn’t involve Jews.

It is also a bad day for Israeli settlements, but more significantly a bad day for consistency in foreign policy, but a good day for people with severe mental illnesses who desire to buy guns. 

Plus, like every day under Donald Trump, I bet it will be a great day for the late night comics.

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6 Comments

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    KP says:

    Efforts to stop Ivanka brand sales is interesting. Am I correct in thinking that most of her protestors probably don't wear her clothes but might benefit most from her advocacy in the White House for equal pay and child care? Things that make you go hmmm …

     

    Time will tell.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    You are correct about half of this.

    The protesters who count are the people who wore her clothes. Otherwise the protest would not have resulted in a major drop in sales leading to them being dropped. Liberal Nordstrom and Neiman-Marcus shoppers are also not those who most need equal pay and child care, but they probably still agree with Ivanka on these matters.

    However, I agree in going hmmm over activists who make it their goal to go after Ivanka. Besides the issues you mentioned, she was also involved in getting her father to speak with Al Gore about climate change, and to change his mind about rescinding Obama’s executive orders on protecting LGBT workers. I would rather have her advising Trump than pretty much anyone he has appointed.

    There is a difference between activists and consumers here. While I don’t see why some activists concentrate on Ivanka, I do understand the visceral dislike of anything connected to Donald Trump at the moment. My wife and daughter, for whom Nordstroms is as close to being a place of worship as anything in their lives, both cheered when they heard this news, and have been avoiding the section of the stores which contain her lines.

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    KP says:

    I don't think protestors at Nordstrom and Neiman-Marcus are consumers (my view).

     

    Rather, women (and men) are influenced by others who call them bigots and racist.

     

    I like Ivanka.

     

     

     

     

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    KP says:

    << My wife and daughter, for whom Nordstroms is as close to being a place of worship as anything in their lives, both cheered when they heard this news, and have been avoiding the section of the stores which contain her lines. >>

     

    So they are mistaken but virtuously :- )

  5. 5
    KP says:

    Her line of clothing is sharp; professional.

    I especially like her shoes (the dressy flats and shorter heels).

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    Ron Chusid says:

    The organizers of the protests may or may not be consumers of those stores, but consumers are definitely following the boycott, as is seen in the drops in sales.

    My wife would agree that Ivanka is far better than the other Trump advisers, but the connection to Donald Trump is still too close for her to consider purchasing the Ivanka line.

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