Report: T.J. Maxx Tells Employees to Discard Ivanka Merchandise Signs
Employees at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores have reportedly been told not to feature Ivanka Trump's merchandise and to discard signs advertising those products.
The New York Times reported that TJX Companies, the retailers’ parent company, sent a following note to employees on Wednesday:
"Effective immediately, please remove all Ivanka Trump merchandise from features. All Ivanka Trump signs should be discarded."
A spokeswoman for the TJX Companies confirmed the note, but pointed out that it did not instruct employees to remove Ivanka Trump merchandise from sales floors.
Several companies have recently changed their relationships with Trump brands, as many of President Donald Trump's critics call for shoppers to boycott products related to the president and his family.
On Thursday, Nordstrom said that it would no longer carry Ivanka Trump's line of clothing and shoes. Neiman Marcus said shoppers will no longer be able to find the first daughter’s line of jewelry on its website.
After Nordstrom dropped her products, President Trump fired back at the clothing giant on Twitter:
My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person -- always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2017
Nordstrom says it dropped her merchandise because of poor sales, but the White House isn't buying that explanation.
At a press briefing today, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said it was an "attack" on the first daughter over President Trump's policies.
"He ran for president, he won, he's leading this country," Spicer said. "I think for people to take out their concern for his actions or executive orders on members of his family, he has every right to stand up for his family."
Watch John Roberts' report above, and let us know what you think in the comments.