Macy's dumps Donald Trump too
Now you'll have to buy gaudy ties someplace else
More bad news for Donald Trump.
Now Macy’s is severing ties with the real estate mogul and presidential candidate.
According to CNN, the department store will cut ties with Trump due to his comments about immigrants from Mexico.
“We are disappointed and distressed by recent remarks about immigrants from Mexico,” the retailer said in a statement. “We do not believe the disparaging characterizations portray an accurate picture of the many Mexicans, Mexican Americans and Latinos who have made so many valuable contributions to the success of our nation. In light of statements made by Donald Trump, which are inconsistent with Macy’s values, we have decided to discontinue our business relationship with Mr. Trump and will phase-out the Trump menswear collection, which has been sold at Macy’s since 2004.”
The move comes on the heels of NBC cutting ties with Trump, and a MoveOn.org petition urging Macy’s to dump Trump getting some media circulation on Tuesday. The petition has more than 700,000 signatures, but one thing media outlets largely missed was that the petition was actually launched three years ago. Trump’s divisive views, as he points out, aren’t exactly new; it’s companies doing business with him actually paying attention to them that’s new.
Macy’s carries Trump-branded shirts, ties and cuff links, and Trump has appeared in ads for the store.
So you know what that means, right? Fewer shirts like this:
Trump responded to losing another partner by saying Macy’s supports illegal immigration—and, just like when NBC dumped him, is claiming he actually broke things off with Macy’s, not the other way around.
“I have decided to terminate my relationship with Macy’s because of the pressure being put on them by outside sources,” Trump wrote on Instagram. “I have never been happy about the fact that the ties and shirts are made in China, and should I start a new product line somewhere in the future, I would insist they are made in America … Clearly, NBC and Macy’s support illegal immigration … Both NBC and Macy’s totally caved at the first sight of potential difficulty with special interest groups, who are nothing more than professional agitators.”