President Trump slams Nordstrom for dumping Ivanka -- then retweets from POTUS

UPDATED with Nordstrom statement: The White House today defended President Donald Trump's use of his official POTUS Twitter account to bash Nordstrom over its decision to drop his daughter's clothing line.

President Trump has weighed in on Twitter, saying Nordstrom has been "unfair" to his daughter.

It's a decision that riled the USA president, so much that Donald Trump assailed Nordstrom in a tweet from his personal account - retweeting it from the official POTUS handle, too. "We've had a great relationship with the Ivanka Trump team".

U.S. president Donald Trump had vowed to separate himself from his family business to avoid any conflict of interest, but that promise seems to be faltering.

Ivanka Trump has said she would take a leave of absence from her clothing and accessories business as well as the Trump organisation. After sales of the brand "steadily declined", especially in the second half of previous year, continuing to offer the collection no longer made sense.

On Wednesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer also hit back against Nordstrom.

Macy's has also faced pressure to rid their stores of all things Trump. It's generally not a store you go to if you're looking for specific brands or models, and the new move should make it much more hard to find Ivanka Trump products within. "We've said all along we make buying decisions based on performance".

Nordstrom shares dipped briefly Wednesday after President Donald Trump tweeted that the department store chain had treated his daughter "so unfairly".

The retailer's move follows a months-long consumer campaign dubbed #GrabYourWallet that calls on shoppers to boycott any companies that carry Trump-branded merchandise.

Nordstrom said it removed the items due to slow sales.

"We've got thousands of brands - more than 2,000 offered on the site alone". In response to some speculation that that initiative was linked to Nordstrom's decision to step away from the Ivanka Trump brand, a Nordstrom spokeswoman denied that claim via e-mail Tuesday.