Donald Trump Insists He Chose To Cancel Macy’s Contract — But He’s Still Mad At Them
Donald Trump has been having some PR difficulties of late, but in his latest lost business deal, he insists that he was the one to initiate the end. Trump is losing contracts left and right since announcing his run for President of the United States, and Macy’s is only the latest in a string of companies who are cutting ties with him — but Trump insists that this time, he was the one who chose to cut ties.
According to CNN, Macy’s is ‘dumping’ Trump because of pressure to cut ties with a man who, in his political speech, called Mexican immigrants rapists, drug mules, and criminals. Macy’s even released a statement, saying they’ll pull Trump’s clothing line from their stores, and that his opinions don’t reflect the chain’s views on diversity.
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.
Trump, however, has a completely different claim. His full statement, as he published it online, is reproduced at the end of this page, but below, you can see the key part.
I have decided to terminate my relationship with Macy’s because of the pressure being put on them by outside sources. While selling Trump ties and shirts as Macy’s is a small business in terms of dollar value, my principles are more important and thus much more valuable.
He goes on to complain that he’s never liked having his product manufactured in China, and to vaguely conflate this with his intent to close the Mexican border, and to accuse both NBC (which has also cut ties with Trump) of supporting illegal immigration. Trump does not make it clear how his claim of Macy’s being supporting illegal immigration fits with his claim that he is cutting ties with the chain by his own choice, to protect them from outside pressure.
Donald Trump’s statement goes on to suggest that ‘weak leadership’ is somehow to blame for all of this, as well as to insinuate that his great success as a businessman is the reason he is being given such a hard time in his run for President.
Apparently, to Donald Trump, Univision, Macy’s, NBC, President Obama, and America all deciding to pick on him because he’s a good businessman and against illegal immigration sounds like a more likely prospect that people simply responding to an extremely bigoted and inappropriate statement.