Anti-Trumpers on social media are suddenly calling for a boycott of Home Depot because one of the company’s founders has said he will donate to Trump’s reelection campaign.
They are livid!
USA TODAY – Shoppers have taken to Twitter and other social media platforms to call for a boycott of Home Depot following news that one of its founders will back Donald Trump’s bid for a second term in the White House.
In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bernie Marcus said that he intends to support Trump’s re-election campaign, saying that while the president “sucks” at communication, his impact on employment and aggressive stances toward China and Iran have been positive.
Many on Twitter appeared to disagree.
“Well, @HomeDepot won’t be getting any of my home renovation dollars in the future. All of our appliances are getting into replacement age and kitchen and bathroom renos are in the plans” went one tweet.
“Time to NEVER SHOP at Home Depot,” tweeted another.
The company responded this way…
In a statement, the retailer said, “Bernie retired from The Home Depot more than 15 years ago and isn’t speaking on behalf of the company. In fact, as a standard practice, the company does not endorse Presidential candidates.”
Bernie Marcus is 90 years old and doesn’t even work there anymore. But it doesn’t matter. Nitwit anti-Trumpers will try and make Home Depot suffer anyway.
And as Jenny Beth Martin points out on Twitter, one of the other co-founders (Arthur Blank) gives more to Democrats:
These people who are saying #BoycottHomeDepot should do some research.
1. The co-founders (Bernie, Arthur, & Ken) have generally split between political parties. Arthur gives more to Dems.
2. Bernie Marcus is retired and no longer the CEO.
(See thread below.)
— Jenny Beth Martin (@jennybethm) July 8, 2019
Martin also notes that Bernie is donating 90% of his wealth to charity, but Democrats are upset about a measly 7 million out of his billions going to Trump’s reelection campaign?