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Trump Criticizes Democrats Pushing Home Depot Boycott Over Campaign Donations

The 90-year-old retired co-founder of Home Depot told an Atlanta newspaper he planned to back Trump in 2020. That statement sparked liberals’ boycott movement.

By NTK Staff | 07.10.2019 @12:00pm
Trump Criticizes Democrats Pushing Home Depot Boycott Over Campaign Donations

Bernie Marcus, the 90-year-old retired co-founder of Home Depot, likely had no idea the firestorm he would set off by telling the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he intended to support President Trump in 2020.

Liberal Democrats almost immediately called for a boycott of Home Depot, a company Marcus had not led since 2002.

Trump responded to the boycotts Tuesday night with a series of tweets, defending Marcus and Home Depot and arguing that Democrats “don’t care who gets hurt” by their boycotts.

Politico explains how the controversy got started:

The Home Depot controversy was sparked by recent comments by Marcus. On June 30, Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted Marcus as saying he would be supporting Trump in the 2020 campaign as part of a larger discussion of his plans to donate much of his fortune to assorted causes.

The article said he had donated “about $2 billion to more than 300 organizations throughout the world over the course of his life.“ Perhaps his most notable donation was $250 million for the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, which opened in 2005.

Home Depot responded to the calls for a boycott, pointing out that Marcus retired nearly two decades ago and is no longer a spokesperson for the company.

“Bernie retired from The Home Depot more than 15 years ago and isn’t speaking on behalf of the company,” a Home Depot spokeswoman said in a statement to The Hill. “In fact, as a standard practice, the company does not endorse Presidential candidates.”

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