Petition asks Macy's to 'Dump Trump'

More than 500,000 people have signed a petition urging Macy's to cut its ties with real estate mogul and TV star Donald Trump. 

The petition, posted on the website Signon.org, was created by 30-year-old lawyer Angelo Carusone and accuses Trump of unpleasant, nasty and despicable behavior. The petition also claims that Trump's attitude  towards women is sexist. 

The petition claims that Trump is hypocritical when he complains about jobs going to China when many of his clothing products are actually made in Asia. It also describes Trump's constant claims that Pres. Barack Obama was not born in the United States as a "racially charged 'birther' conspiracy."

Carusone started a similar effort called "Stop Beck" in 2009, which focused on controversial figure Glenn Beck, ABC News reports.

During this year's presidential election, Trump offered Obama $5 million for charity to release his college and passport records. The stunt was highly criticized and mocked in the media and on the web.

The 'Dump Trump' petition states: 

 

"Macy's boasts about its social responsibility policy, which reads: "There is no shortage of talk about the obligation of public companies to be socially responsible to the people and communities where they do business. At Macy’s, Inc., we hold those same beliefs – along with a belief that actions speak louder than words when it comes to helping tackle some of the toughest problems facing us today."
Indeed Macy's. Actions speak louder than words. So, act and dump Trump."

 

 

The department store currently has a deal with Trump to sell his branded goods. He is also featured several ads. According to ABC News, Macy's released a statement Tuesday that distanced the company from Trump's comments. 

""Many of the individuals associated with products sold at Macy's -- or at any retailer, for that matter -- express personal opinions that are not related to the merchandise we sell or to the philosophies of our company."

Trump has not commented on the petition. 

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