Liberals Threaten To Boycott Home Depot After Learning This One Thing About Co-Founder
Home Depot has been a strange company when it comes to politics in the past decade.
I can recall when conservatives were boycotting Home Depot because they supported gay marriage.
Now the tables have turned and the liberals are threatening to boycott the home improvement store after learning that the co-founder donated a large amount to help with President Trump’s election campaign in 2016.
According to Market Watch,
Billionaire Bernie Marcus recently made headlines by sharing that he plans to give 80% to 90% of his wealth (estimated at $4.53 billion by Bloomberg, or $5.8 billion by Forbes) to charity when he dies. But the former Home Depot chairman also revealed in the same Atlanta Journal-Constitution interview that he will be donating to Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, as well. Indeed, he donated $7 million to help elect Trump in 2016, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
And now some enraged customers on social media say they are boycotting the home-improvement chain’s stores, which does about $108 billion in annual sales. They claim to be cutting up their Home Depot cards, and say they plan to shop at competitors like Lowe’s and Menards, under the hashtag #BoycottHomeDepot. They have also responded to unrelated posts on Home Depot’s official Twitter account with comments like “just say no to Home Depot” and “I will rot in the bowels of hell before I give one penny to @HomeDepot again.”
Take a look at some of the liberal snowflakes who are offended and expressed it on Twitter:
Will never ever shop at Home Depot. https://t.co/9MyH9JEoA6
— Steve Gaines (@SteveGaines62) June 30, 2019
— Tara Dublin (@taradublinrocks) July 1, 2019
— Kim L (@kimleonard) July 1, 2019
Due to the outrage from the snowflakes, a representative from Home Depot made an effort to try and prevent the boycott by announcing that Marcus is not with the company as he retired 15 years ago and therefore he “isn’t speaking on behalf of the company. In fact, as a standard practice, the company does not endorse presidential candidates.”