In an undeniable affirmation of the booming political and economic power of Latinos, retailer Macy’s announced today the company is ending its decade-long business relationship with GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump.
“We are disappointed and distressed by recent remarks about immigrants from Mexico,” said the company in a statement.
“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.”
“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.”
Macy’s is the latest in a long line of companies, including Univision, NBCUniversal, Televisa, and Ora TV, in ending deals with the candidate after his vile accusation that immigrants from Mexico are “rapists.”
And just yesterday, Bogota withdrew its candidacy to host the Trump-owned Miss Universe show after Mexico dropped out of the pageant.
As America’s Voice notes earlier today, it took nearly two weeks for some prominent members of the Republican 2016 presidential field to finally weigh in on Donald Trump’s racist and anti-immigrant comments.
Jeb Bush, married to a Mexican immigrant, said, “I don’t agree with him. I think he’s wrong. It’s pretty simple.’”
Meanwhile, speaking to Fox News yesterday, Ted Cruz actually defended Trump, saying “I like Donald Trump. I think he’s terrific, I think he’s brash, I think he speaks the truth.”