It’s going to be a rough four (eight?) years for some companies, who still refuse to do business with a President Donald Trump.
Anti-Trumpers have sent out a list of 32 retailers – ranging from Amazon to Bloomingdales – who do business with the Trump family brand and should be boycotted. They provide the items that are sold and a customer service phone number and email address.
At the beginning of the list, they even offer a script for clueless leftists who can’t formulate a sentence all by themselves:
Sample of what to say / write: “Hi. I’m a customer / fan of your brand. Unfortunately I’ll no longer be able to shop there because you do business with the Trump family. If you were to no longer do so I would consider returning as a customer. Please communicate my feedback to store management.
(Optional: I have shopped at your store/brand for X years. I will be shopping at (name your local store or closest shopping competitor) until these products are no longer available for sale.”
That particular list is managed by “media strategist” Shannon Coulter, who has a hashtag “#GrabYourWallet,” which is a reference, I guess, to Trump’s lewd comments about grabbing women by the privates.
ESPN reported that three NBA teams, including Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks, won’t be staying at Trump hotels.
The group is claiming some successes, and some failures.
Nordstrom isn’t biting, and told the leftist group that they refuse to play the little game.
“We recognize that our vendors, like our customers, have a wide range of personal views,” they wrote to one woman. “We don’t believe it’s our place to take a position on either side. We’re sorry to hear that approach makes you feel like we’re supporting things that are just fundamentally against our values as a company.”
— Faith K (@faithkaz) November 21, 2016
Good for them.
Even in some liberal la-la-land where such a boycott might be successful, Trump himself has said many times that he’s not concerned about his business anymore. He’s got bigger things to worry about.
Meanwhile, I’ve got to head to Nordstrom to do some Black Friday shopping for the wife.