Macy’s Severs Ties with Trump, Supporters Cut Up Credit Cards
In response to Donald Trump’s controversial remarks about immigrants from Mexico, Macy’s has decided to pull his clothing line off their shelves.
“We are disappointed and distressed by recent remarks about immigrants from Mexico,” Macy’s said in a statement. “In light of statements made by Donald Trump, we have decided to discontinue our business relationship.”
The statement said the company was taking a stand against discrimination.
While many customers are supporting Macy’s for this decision, others appear to be on Donald Trump’s side. Trump put out a Tweet that said, “Thx to all the people who called to say they are cutting their @Macys credit card as a protest against illegal immigrants pouring into US” after the company’s stock fell by 0.5%.
Trump had already put out a Tweet asking supporters to boycott Macy’s, and some customers followed suit by cutting up their credit cards.
Macy’s is far from the only company to take action after Trump’s derogatory remarks. NBC announced it will no longer air The Apprentice on its network. ESPN moved the ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic from the Trump National golf course. Univision announced it would be dropping Trump’s Miss USA telecast, and Mexico’s largest broadcaster, Televisa, has canceled plans to carry Trump’s Miss Universe pageant. Serta said it will no longer sell Trump-branded bedding products in its stores.