Macy's Is Removing Donald Trump Merchandise From Stores Due To Him Referring Immigrants From Mexico As "Killers And Rapist"
|Macy's Is Removing Donald Trump Merchandise From Stores|
Due To Him Referring Immigrants From Mexico As "Killers And Rapist"
The department store has come under intense pressure to cut ties with the real estate magnate and businessman after he referred to immigrants from Mexico and other countries “killers and rapists.”
In a statement Wednesday morning, Macy’s said the company “stands for diversity” and that it had no tolerance for discrimination.
“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.”
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“Donald Trump does not reflect ‘the magic of Macy’s,'” the petition reads. “Macy’s says it has a strong obligation to be ‘socially responsible’ and that ‘actions speak louder than words.’ Indeed. It’s time to act.”
Angelo Carusone, who started the “Dump Trump” movement in 2012 to protest Trump’s “birther” theories about President Barack Obama and launched the Macy’s petition, lauded the department store for making the “right decision.”
“There’s a line between being very opinionated and expressing yourself and communicating that and being reckless and destructive.”
Macy’s denied Trump’s claim that it was the retailer’s decision to sever ties.