Twitter is famously one of President Trump’s chosen battlefields, and it’s a hot zone in the new war zone between him and Hollywood.
On Wednesday, Trump called Nordstorm “Terrible!” in a tweet after the department-store chain dropped his daughter Ivanka’s brand. In Hollywood-like fashion, big name celebrities, from Chelsea Handler to Judd Apatow, flocked to Nordstrom in support of the store – and shared the news on Twitter.
While Nordstrom said it made the decision “based on the brand’s performance” in stores, the president claimed differently. “My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom,” he criticized.
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
For their part, celebrities fawned over Nordstrom and tweeted about their consumer conquests. On Thursday, comedian Chelsea Handler tweeted a picture of herself with friends holding Nordstrom bags outside the White House to “give the finger to @realDonaldTrump.” The following day, she encouraged her 6.5 million followers to “unfollow trump” after Nordstrom stock “had a record day.”
Nordstrom stock had a record day after getting rid of Trump merchandise, the government should follow suit. Also, unfollow trump on twitter.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) February 10, 2017
shop nordstrom ! pic.twitter.com/lDwRnkIch9— ROSIE (@Rosie) February 9, 2017
Citing an InStyle article, Scandal actress Kerry Washington “loved” the “levels of beautiful shade” targeting Trump.
The levels of beautiful shade... love this. https://t.co/jovSo8exbZ— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) February 9, 2017
Actress Chelsea Peretti called the deed the “American thing” to do.
Im going to do the American thing and support @Nordstrom— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) February 8, 2017
Actress Beth Behrs praised Nordstrom for putting “love and kindess” above “racists.”
Hey @Nordstrom I am a huge fan and love to shop with you ! Even more so because you support love and kindness over racists.— Beth Behrs (@BethBehrs) February 8, 2017
Comedian Patton Oswalt announced he would “be shopping the FUCK out of @Nordstrom.”
I will be shopping the FUCK out of @Nordstrom tomorrow. What's a good song for a "trying on shirts" montage?— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 8, 2017
Actress Aisha Tyler had the same idea.
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten gushed, “I’ve always been a fan of @nordstrom.”
I've never plugged a store but Nordstrom is great— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 8, 2017
Michael Moore also announced his Nordstrom shopping spree.
OK!! SEE YOU THERE!! JUST AS SOON AS I FINISH MY SHOPPING AT NORDSTROM!! https://t.co/OM8NEFWaM4— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) February 10, 2017
Star Trek actor George Takei encouraged other companies to follow the store’s example and “walk away” from Trump.
When Uber, Starbucks and Nordstrom take a stand, it gives courage to others to also walk away, to reject "do business with Trump or else."— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 10, 2017
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