( 4UMF NEWS ) Macy’s Cuts Ties With Donald Trump:
Macy’s has reportedly cut ties with real-estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after 700,000 people have signed a petition.
CNN’s MJ Lee reports that the company will remove Trump’s merchandise from its stores.
“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 said in a statement.
We’ve reached out to Macy’s and Trump’s representatives for comment and will update if we hear back.
NBC cut ties with Trump for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug runners. Those comments stemmed from a speech in which he announced his intention to run for president.
“Macy’s has a special deal with Donald Trump. Trump is their de facto spokesperson,” according to the petition on MoveOn.org. “They invest in developing Trump’s brand, promote him in advertising, and sell his clothing line and fragrance at their locations. In the past, they have held major Trump-focused events at Macy’s Herald Square.”
Trump’s clothing collection, which features primarily business clothing, included $70 dress shirts and $65 ties.
Macy’s also sold Trump’s fragrance, which is called “Success.”
Trump has also been featured in a Macy’s commercial.