June 19, 2013
Birther Joke in Macy’s Ad Leads to ‘Dump Donald Trump’ Campaign
Posted on Nov 12, 2012
An effort to get Macy’s to stop selling Donald Trump’s products is gaining traction just as the holiday shopping season gets under way. Nearly 400,000 people have signed a petition asking the retailer to end its association with the conservative loudmouth and billionaire business mogul. Macy’s is the exclusive seller of Trump clothing and fragrance products.
From the SignOn.org petition:
Among the reasons the petition lists are Trump’s sexist behavior, his hypocrisy on criticizing jobs being shipped to China (his clothing line is made there and in other Asian countries), his denial of climate change and his repeated pushing of the birther conspiracy theory.
Think Progress has more on the controversies surrounding “The Donald”:
The petition began after Macy’s latest ad, which features Trump making a birther joke. In the commercial, Trump skeptically goes over to Kris Kringle and tugs on his beard to see whether he’s the real Santa Claus.
—Posted by Tracy Bloom.
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