In a recent interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, one of Home Depot’s five co-founders revealed that he plans to support President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign.
And in response to learning that billionaire co-founder Bernard Marcus support’s Trump reelection because he appreciates the president’s economy-boosting efforts, the left promptly threw a fit and vowed to boycott Home Depot, never mind the facts (more on this later).
Look (*LANGUAGE WARNING):
If you plan on buying a hammer, wood, or ANY home improvement items from Home Depot, you may as well send donations DIRECTLY to trump’s 2020 campaign.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) July 9, 2019
Home Depot shoppers if you’re anti Trump, boycott the store and cut up your cards!
— Richie Holland (@MrRichieHolland) July 8, 2019
I just purchased some stuff yesterday some tools . I went back and just get a refund. They asked me what’s wrong with Merchandise . I told them go fucking ask your. White supremacist CEO .. Refund my money right now @HomeDepot #BoycottHomeDepot #FuckHomeDepot pic.twitter.com/Mf2F1s5lhW
— Abdirahman Warsame (@AmericanSomalis) July 9, 2019
— Stephen Brockelman (@Brockelman21210) July 9, 2019
Well @HomeDepot I guess @Lowes will be getting my business and many of my family and friends money for now on. Refuse to let our money support @realDonaldTrump and his reelection bid. Not happening captain! #BoycottHomeDepot
— American Strong (@XavierBelcher1) July 9, 2019
Will never ever shop at Home Depot. https://t.co/9MyH9JEoA6
— Steve Gaines (@SteveGaines62) June 30, 2019
Fuck Home Depot if one of the founders is giving his money to help re elect trump. Take y’all ass’s to Lowe’s. #BoycottHomeDepot
— Wessam Aljundi “AbuBatata” (@itsAbuBatata) July 8, 2019
— Sandra (@GranvilleSandra) July 9, 2019
— Dogs Are People, too (@sandys9262) July 9, 2019
“[H]e was a top contributor to Donald Trump during his presidential run. And Marcus told the AJC that he plans to support the president’s re-election bid,” AJC reported late last month.
“While Trump ‘sucks’ at communication, Marcus said, the president deserves praise for boosting U.S. jobs, confronting China on trade and taking action against Iranian and North Korean aggression.”
Because of the president’s historic tax cuts, which went into effect in early 2018, Home Depot’s hourly employees received bonuses of up to $1,000 last year (fact one). And earlier this year the home improvement retailer began what was described as “the biggest technology hiring spree in its history” (fact two).
Given that the president’s policies have clearly been good to both Home Depot and its estimated 400,000 employees nationwide (fact three), it’s not hard to see why one of the company’s key co-founders would like to see him win reelection.
What’s far more difficult to understand is the logic — or lack thereof? — of far-leftists who’ve vowed to boycott Home Depot and shop at its competitor Lowe’s instead.
The problem is that the founders of Lowe’s appear to be just as favorable toward Trump and the Republican Party as Marcus. According to records maintained by the Center for Responsive Politics, during the 2018 election, 81 percent of the company’s political donations went to Republicans (fact four):
— In case u forgot tp (@nodailyshitnews) July 9, 2019
Moreover, in his interview with AJC, Marcus had been speaking about his personal donations. These are wholly separate from Home Depot, especially given that he retired from the company’s board of directors in 2002 (fact five).
But there’s more. As noted earlier, Home Depot has four other co-founders. One of them, Arthur Blank, had previously donated to the election campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama (fact six). And oh, he’s a Trump hater just like the people vowing to boycott his company (fact seven).
Since Trump’s election to office, Blank has repeatedly criticized him over his position on the NFL’s national anthem protests, over his plans to build a southern U.S. border wall and more.
“I want to continue to support people who…are inclusive, and not building either physical walls or emotional walls.” Arthur Blank #Falcons
— Nicholas Tarala (@TaralaNic) February 5, 2017
Last but not least is fact eight, which is that for every venomous anti-Trump zealot, there’s an equally passionate conservatives who proudly supports the president.
And thanks to the left’s boycott, these conservatives are itching to get themselves some home improvement supplies from Home Depot:
— Pastor Greg Locke (@pastorlocke) July 8, 2019
Home depot sure is going to lose a lot of business with all of the liberals boycotting them now…in fact look at how empty the store is…its like Trump’s 4th of July event. Crickets. ??? #homedepot #liberalsdontdohomeimprovement pic.twitter.com/DyEgalimic
— Tiffany M (@LiveVaxFree) July 9, 2019
Shopping there today !!!! #BoycottHomeDepot
— J (@troyzgirl33) July 9, 2019
I’m going Home Depot!! Cry all you want liberals!! ??#BoycottHomeDepot
— JenPal (@JenPal4U) July 8, 2019
I used to work at home depot and loved it and love it even more now that they are endorsing @realDonaldTrump ?
Crybaby liberals arent feeling so great about it though. They keep crying #BoycottHomeDepot. Fat chance. ?
— Serena S. ?? Twatter Jail parolee ? (@hredriders) July 9, 2019
Supporting and spending MORE money at HD just because the owner is conservative and giving money to Trump’s campaign. Sick of these liberals #BoycottHomeDepot
— Two Schnauzers (@schnauzers_two) July 9, 2019
— BK ?? ? ?? (@CockednLoaded) July 9, 2019
“Crowded AF” indeed!
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