Ivanka Trump is shutting down her fashion company — and reactions reveal another major division in America

  • Ivanka Trump’s fashion brand announced on Tuesday that it would shut down.
  • Reactions to the news have been divided, with many on the right celebrating the first daughter and those on the left using the closure as evidence that progressive boycotts can produce results.
  • The brand has been polarising in recent years as supporters of the president and his family buy the fashion line and people opposed to the Trump administration boycott it.

Ivanka Trump’s controversial fashion brand is shutting down, and reactions reveal a polarised America.

On Tuesday, the first daughter and executives at the Ivanka Trump brand announced that the company would close.

“After 17 months in Washington, I do not know when or if I will ever return to the business, but I do know that my focus for the foreseeable future will be the work I am doing here in Washington,” Trump said in a statement. “So making this decision now is the only fair outcome for my team and partners.”

Since Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Ivanka Trump’s fashion line has inspired backlash and admiration across the US. And reactions to the news that the company is closing continue to show divisions in how people perceive Ivanka Trump and her brand.

For supporters of Ivanka Trump and her father’s presidency, the decision to close the company is admirable.

Others blamed liberals for the closure.

Some people celebrated the closure of the company, citing criticism of its questionable labour practices and manufacturing products abroad.

Many on the left saw the company’s closure as evidence that boycotts worked.

And some people simply didn’t care.

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