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Anti-Trump liberals were calling for a boycott this week after Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus said in a recent interview he plans to donate some of his fortune to President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection bid.

But the #BoycottHomeDepot crowd seemed to miss one important fact: Marcus has been retired from the company he helped create since 2002.

The president’s “communication sucks,” the 90-year-old told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an interview published June 30.

But Trump’s “businessman’s common sense approach to most things” has helped the country, Marcus said.

“Now, do I agree with every move that he makes?” Marcus, who Forbes says is worth nearly $6 billion, said.

“No, I don’t. But the truth is he has produced more than anybody else. He has. If we look at this country, I would say that we are better off today than we were eight years ago or six years ago.”

Marcus previously donated to Trump’s 2016 campaign, and told The AJC he plans to do so again, though he didn’t say how much he intends to give.

But that was enough to prompt calls for a boycott of Home Depot, which Marcus co-founded in the 1970s after being fired from another hardware store, Handy Dan.

But as some users noted, Marcus is retired from Home Depot, having stepped down as chairman of the board in 2002.

The company said as much in a statement to USA Today: “Bernie retired from The Home Depot more than 15 years ago and isn’t speaking on behalf of the company. In fact, as a standard practice, the company does not endorse Presidential candidates.”

Now, Marcus told The AJC most of his money is tied to his Home Depot stock. Theoretically, a Home Depot boycott could hurt him financially.

But as some pointed out, it’s far more likely to hurt individual stores and their workers:

In addition to donating to Trump’s campaigns, Marcus told The AJC he’s given away $2 billion to hundreds of organizations.

He plans to donate the lion’s share of his remaining fortune to charity as well.

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9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Wilson

    July 10, 2019 at 4:18 am

    Is the only book she ever read Hillary’s what happen or was it maybe The Cat in the Hat?

  2. Boyd

    July 10, 2019 at 6:12 am

    Then on the other hand, Home Depot may get more business due to the rest of us supporting HD! It can backfire like it did when they left turned against Chick Fil A and they ended up with even MORE business than before!

  3. mike dar

    July 10, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Destroying anything and anyone to win at any cost demands this action… might be time to start boycotting right back, companies owned by Liberals, especially Soros. Start with Progressive insurance?

    • Polly

      July 10, 2019 at 8:23 pm

      Great idea.I cannot stand that Flo woman

  4. AKJohnny1

    July 10, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Haha! This lame boycott will fail on at least 2 levels…
    1) This will boomerang just like their weak sauce Chick-fil-a boycott did, &
    2) Liberals don’t have any money to spend because most of em don’t even have any gainful EMPLOYMENT!!!!
    They’d rather live off the backs and labor of their own brothers…

  5. Susan

    July 10, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Since when do Liberals ever go to Home Depot!? Most of them live in their Parents Basements and live off of their Parents, probably don’t know what a Hammer is or any Tool for that matter!! Lol
    Think I will go to Home Depot today just for the simple fact that I am Proud they stand with True Americans!!! Good for you Home Depot!!! Way to stand up to Liberals!!

  6. Shari Early

    July 10, 2019 at 7:35 am

    1) Most liberals are to sensitive to get their hands dirty and I’m sure they don’t know where their contractor shops. 2) The other over Home Depot has donated to the Democratic party and that might change if you try hitting his profits. 3) There are people like me that spends a lot of money at hardware stores. As soon as I found this out I headed straight there and spent another $500 for my son a window AC unit he needed.
    4) This man sees the good Trump is doing even if he doesn’t care for him personally which is something the Democrats could take a lesson from.

  7. Earnie Bailey

    July 10, 2019 at 7:45 am

    The people that support such an action are as they say, “not the sharpest knife in the drawer”. Americans have choices. But boycotting will backfire on neighborhoods and citizens. Lower sales lead to unemployment and less money to support local businesses.
    Those far left Democrats have never did what Trump is doing. Give jobs back to the Americans so they have money to spend in their neighborhood. Bring American companies back to Americans. Those companies that took advantage of low wages in other countries should pay higher tariffs to sell to the country they left.

  8. amihol

    July 10, 2019 at 9:13 am

    I will support Home depot from now on. Hopefully they still have the same values.

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