Macy’s Stores Drop Donald Trump Over Racist Mexican Comments

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Macy’s Stores Drop Donald Trump Over Racist Mexican Comments

On Wednesday morning, Macy’s announced it would cut ties with Donald Trump following remarks made about Mexicans in his presidential campaign announcement speech. Macy’s will begin to “phase-out” Trump’s collection of menswear immediately and will “discontinue [their] relationship with Mr. Trump” entirely. Macy’s has sold the collection since 2004.

“Macy’s is a company that stands for diversity and inclusion. We have no tolerance for discrimnation in any form…We are disappointed and distressed by recent remarks about immigrants from Mexico. We do not believe the disparaging characterizations portray an accurate picture of many Mexicans, Mexican Americans and Latinos who have made so many valuable contributions to the success of our nation,” Macy’s said in a statement.

NBC and Univision have also cut ties with Trump following his remarks. Neither network plans to air the Miss USA pageant, which Trump is part owner of. In retaliation, Trump sued Univision for $500 million and said he also plans to sue NBC.

SOURCE: Newsweek
Polly Mosendz