Jul 1, 2015
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Petitioners urge Macy’s to drop Donald Trump

Jul 1, 2015

A petition for Macy’s to cut ties with Donald Trump is making its rounds and has amassed over 700,000 signatures (as of Tuesday afternoon).

Trump made headlines following comments he made on June 16 about Mexican immigrants calling them rapists and drug smugglers during his announcement for presidential candidacy.

The Macy's store in New York City's Herald Square

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best; they're not sending you," Trump said. "They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
The MoveOn.org petition calls for Macy’s, which carries Trump’s clothing brand and fragrance and promotes Trump in its advertising, to sever ties with the mogul. The petition lists multiple claims about why Macy’s should not continue its support of Trump, some of which include sexist behavior, racism, denial of climate change and hypocrisy.

"Macy's has an even stronger relationship with Trump than NBC," said in the petition. “It's time for Macy's to follow Univision's and NBC's lead and finally dump Trump.”
The NBC network immediately severed ties with Trump by dropping his Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants and firing him as host of his series, The Apprentice.
The petition is very close to its goal of 725,000 signatures.

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