Defections by Sears, Kmart cap week of controversy for Trump brands

Darin HammondFeb 13, 2017

"As part of the company's initiative to optimize its online product assortment, we constantly refine that assortment to focus on our most profitable items", a spokesman for Sears Holdings told ABC News in a statement.

Search of the Sears and KMart websites did not turn up Trump Home products, except for those sold by third-party vendors.

Nordstrom was the first major retailer to announce it would stop carrying Trump's products, citing the brand's performance.

It is unclear if Trump Home merchandise is still for sale in the retail stores.

President Trump.APSears' and Kmart's websites no longer sell products from the Trump Home line, which is owned by the Trump Organization.

After Nordstrom announced that it would be dropping Trump's products, President Donald Trump tweeted that the company had treated his daughter so unfairly.

Yet another retailer has dropped Trump-branded merchandise.

Neither Kmart nor Sears has carried Trump Home in brick-and-mortar stores.

Earlier in the week, a congressional committee said it was seeking a review into whether senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway had violated ethics rules by using her position to promote Ivanka Trump's product lines.

On Friday, three athletes sponsored by Under Armour Inc took to social media to distance themselves from comments by the company's chief executive, Kevin Plank, in support of President Trump.

Recently, retailers including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Belk, Jet, ShopStyle, Home Shopping Network, T.J.

Boycotts of Trump-branded goods have surfaced in the form of the Grab Your Wallet campaign and criticism online.

"In [Conway's] attempt to do Trump's bidding, she may have crossed one of the people closer to Trump than herself-Ivanka Trump".

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