WASHINGTON Feb 8 The White House defended
President Donald Trump's criticism of the Nordstrom retail chain
on Wednesday, saying the firm's decision to drop his daughter
Ivanka's clothing line for the coming season was politically
"I think this was less about his family's business than an
attack on his daughter," White House spokesman Sean Spicer told
a news briefing.
Although Nordstrom has said the decision not to
carry Ivanka Trump's line was based on its performance, Spicer
said there had been "a direct attack on his policies and her
name" and Trump was standing up for her because she was "being
maligned because they have a problem with his policies."
(Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by David Alexander;
Editing by Doina Chiacu)