President Donald Trump called out those boycotting home improvement giant The Home Depot after the company’s co-founder announced he plans to support the president’s 2020 reelection campaign.
At the end of last month, the 90-year-old co-founder of The Home Depot, Bernie Marcus, announced that he would be donating the majority of his fortune in addition to supporting Trump’s reelection efforts in 2020.
In response to the announcement, several users on Twitter said they planned to boycott the stores because of the co-founder’s support for the president. A representative for The Home Depot told “MarketWatch” on Monday that Marcus had retired from his position at the company “more than 15 years ago” and that he “isn’t speaking on behalf of the company.”
“In fact, as a standard practice, the company does not endorse presidential candidates,” the representative continued.
The next day, Trump took to Twitter in his signature style to declare his support for the “truly great, patriotic, [and] charitable” Marcus while simultaneously calling out the “vicious and totally crazed” people in a pair of tweets.
“A truly great, patriotic [and] charitable man, Bernie Marcus, the co-founder of Home Depot who, at the age of 90, is coming under attack by the Radical Left Democrats with one of their often used weapons. They don’t want people to shop at those GREAT stores because he contributed to your favorite President, me! These people are vicious and totally crazed, but remember, there are far more great people (“Deplorables”) in this country, than bad. Do to them what they do to you. Fight for Bernie Marcus and Home Depot!”
….to your favorite President, me! These people are vicious and totally crazed, but remember, there are far more great people (“Deplorables”) in this country, than bad. Do to them what they do to you. Fight for Bernie Marcus and Home Depot!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2019
A movement under the hashtag #grabyourwallet called for the boycott of many different businesses who have ties to Trump or other conservative viewpoints and organizations, such as Bass Pro Shop — which “carries assault-style weapons” — and Hobby Lobby, who endorsed the president.