Macy’s is pulling out Donald Trump merchandise following his derogatory remarks about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his presidential campaign.
Macy’s issued a statement. It said:
“Macy’s is a company that stands for diversity and inclusion. We have no tolerance for discrimination in any form. We welcome all customers, and respect for the dignity of all people is a cornerstone of our culture. 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.”
The company went on to say, “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’s menswear collection, which includes ties, shirts, suits and accessories, has been sold at Macy’s since 2004.
Following Macy’s announcement, Trump fired back and released his own statement:
“I have decided to terminate my relationship with Macy’s because of the pressure being put on them by outside sources. While selling Trump ties and shirts at Macy’s is a small business in terms of dollar volume, my principles are far more important and therefore much more valuable. 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 that they are made in America.”
“Clearly, NBC and Macy’s support illegal immigration, which is totally detrimental to the fabric of our once great country.
Both Macy’s and NBC totally caved at the first sight of potential difficulty with special interest groups who are nothing more than professional agitators, who are not looking out for the people they purport to represent, but only for themselves. It is people like this that are actually running our country because our leaders are weak and ineffective.”
The business mogul also called for a boycott of Macy’s.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2015
NBC, NBC News and Telemundo recently announced it would cut ties its business relationship with Trump. The network will no longer air Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants and the show “Celebrity Apprentice” will no longer have Trump as the host.