Looks like pandering to the lowest common denominator of the conservative base has gotten Donald Trump into more trouble than he bargained for. The real estate mogul has come under fire for derogatory comments against Mexican immigrants during his public announcement for the presidential bid (which, at this rate, it’s safe to say he probably won’t get), saying those who come across the border “have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us.” Adding, “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
Since these inflammatory comments, Trump’s Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants have been cut from NBC and Univision. Now, Macy’s is joining the charge of companies abandoning Trump. After over 725,000 people signed a petition urging the retailer to sever ties with the troubled mogul, Macy’s has agreed to end its business relationship with Trump once and for all.
Angelo Carusone started the charge to dump Trump in 2012, launching the petition that garnered so many signatures. Three years later, Macy’s is taking a stand, saying it will no longer carry items from Trump’s label. “We are disappointed and distressed by recent remarks about immigrants from Mexico. 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,” Macy’s said. “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.”
Trump, of course, has doubled down on his comments, telling Bill O’Reilly that what he said was “totally accurate.”