Our president appears to be drunk with power. And the sad reality is, there is no one willing to stand up to him — at least from the majority ruling party of Republicans.
Because now the Cheeto-in-Chief has turned his ire towards Nordstrom’s for dropping his daughter Ivanka’s brand.
Can you imagine the outrage President Obama would have been subjected to if he had used the official presidential Twitter account to attack a company for personal reasons?
But that’s what Trump just did. And spineless Sean Spicer just defended him.
Daniel Halper from the NY Post asked Spicer what kind of standard this sets with the president attacking a company on his daughter’s behalf.
Spicer managed to peel his lips of the president’s orange ass long enough to reply:
I think it was less about his family business and an attack on his daughter. He ran for president. He won. He’s leading this country. And I think for people to take out their concerns on his actions, his executive orders on members of his family he has every right to stand up and applaud their businesses and their success.
Another reporter asked a follow-up asking how Ivanka Trump was being treated unfairly when Ivanka has separated herself from her own business and when Nordstrom’s says it’s not politics, it’s just business.
Again, Spicer defended Trump’s outrageous behavior.
Stock shares for Nordstrom’s dropped slightly and then recovered after Trump tweeted about the company on his regular account. Perhaps, it was retweeted to the official POTUS account when he saw the effect his original tweet had on their business?
That’s just speculation, but given his comments yesterday to a Texas sheriff who voiced concerns over a Texas lawmaker who was against asset forfeiture, Trump asked the sheriff, “Who is the state senator? Do you want to give his name? We’ll destroy his career.” It’s not a far-fetched speculation that Trump would stoop so low as to try to ruin a successful business from the Oval Office.
This is proof the presidency is now simply a bully pulpit for Trump to castigate companies and people who he perceives to have wronged him and no slight is too insignificant.