In the wake of Trump's tweets (retweeted by the OFFICIAL POTUS account) attacking Nordstrom for removing Ivanka's line,
I am fearful of what appears to be the start of something like neopotism in the highest office of the U.S.
Advertising/attacking certain companies equates to choosing who succeeds/fails (look at stock prices after he calls these companies out!
) and the Trump families blatant refusal to divest themselves truly from their business amounts to unprecedented conflicts of interest.
Worse, it is almost certain that nothing will be done about this by the Republican controlled congress,
who seem content to let Trump be Trump as long as he allows them the chance to advance their party platform.
It is my opinion that this SHOULD BE an impeachable offense, as it, first of all, shows that his interest in the presidency is significantly guided by Trump business ventures, and further,
begins a worrying trend of putting companies at risk for going against him. Other companies could choose not to drop Trump businesses now, for fear of retaliation. We also have the L.L.
Bean twitter advertisement by Trump to look at as an example of him rewarding donors and supporters.
So yeah. Change my view.
EDIT: New development! Kellyanne Conway just appeared on FOX News to promote Ivanka's line. Is this even legal?
EDIT 2: thanks for al the genuine responses you guys. I enjoyed talking to some of you and although my view hasn't really changed, it was nice getting other perspectives!