‘Heartless!’: Trump Team Slams Dems for ‘Bullying’ Wayfair After Company Sold Beds for Border Facilities

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President Donald Trump‘s 2020 re-election campaign blasted freshmen Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) for “bullying” home goods company Wayfair in an attempt to force it to cancel its sale of beds for migrants being held in facilities along the southern border.

Last Friday, over 500 Wayfair employees signed onto a letter to company management demanding it no longer do business with government contractors who operate migrant holding facilities.

Management responded to the letter on Monday, saying it would go through with the order. This prompted employees to plan a walkout from the company’s Boston headquarters for Wednesday afternoon.

The letter came after employees heard of an order for more than $200,000 worth of bedroom furnishings from government contractor BCFS, which is preparing to open a new facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, to hold nearly 1,600 minors caught crossing the border unaccompanied.

Ocasio-Cortez and Pressley — two progressive Democratic members of Congress — tweeted out their support for the walkout on Tuesday, with the self-described democratic socialist Ocasio-Cortez saying that the move showed “what solidarity looks like.”

In response to the two congresswomen’s backing of the walkout, the Trump War Room Twitter account — part of the president’s re-election campaign team — torched the “open-border advocates” for their “heartless” move of “bullying” Wayfair into backing out of the deal, which would leave migrant children without “good beds to sleep in.”

The president’s campaign team’s comments come as the House faces a July 4 deadline to pass the Senate’s border appropriations bill.

As IJR Red previously reported, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) refused to take up the Senate bill in the House after it flew through the Senate Appropriations Committee with bipartisan support.

The speaker’s move drew criticism from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who accused Pelosi of “playing politics” with the border bill.

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Judy Montgomery Chartrand
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Employees telling their employer what to do? Let them stand in the unemployment line. There are too many hard working people looking for jobs and they will be happy to take their place.

Bonnie Keever
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I hope every employee who walked out was fired from there job there are others that would like to work

Jess Sain
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Jess Sain

Yo, libtards….it’s nunya bucking fizzness.

Connie Yost
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I dont call this heartles

Patty Dougherty
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Patty Dougherty

Fire everyone that walks out. Do you know how many people are waiting for those jobs that deserve it!! You don’t dictate to your employer where they do business

Kilr
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Kilr

Good for the owners. Now they can complete the deal by firing those that walked off the job. The company pays them to produce NOT protest on company time and embarrass the company. Show them the door and put a boot in their behinds on the way out.

Greg
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DemonKKKrats claim to care about the sleeping conditions of kids at the border…then try to bully a company into NOT providing improved sleeping conditions for kids at the border. LIARS AND HYPOCRITES…!

ron
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The last couple of days all they could talk about is all about these kids sleeping on concrete floors. Now you have someone who wants to give them beds and they are fighting it. Make up your minds( if they have one) these workers want wayfair to do this for nothing also. Are they going to work for nothing when they make these beds. Just remember no profits companies go out of business, no busines no JOBS.

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