Looks like members of the Future Jagoffs of America are going to have to find somewhere else to buy an outfit for their anger-management graduation, because Macy’s has become the newest in a line of companies to decide that Donald Trump is bad for business. That has nothing to do with his four bankruptcies, but with some comments Trump made about Mexican immigrants being criminals. (Comments he made, by the way, while announcing his candidacy for president of the United States of America, a country where 10.9 percent of the population has full or partial Mexican ancestry.) That led to first Univision, then NBC ending their business relationships with the big dummy; a MoveOn.org petition calling for Macy’s to cut its ties with Trump currently boasting more than 730,000 signatures may have also influenced the company’s decision.
Macy’s previously carried a line of “Donald J. Trump”-brand menswear that, for irony’s sake, we really wish had been made in Mexico. (Alas, the shirts were made in China, a fact that Trump is now trotting out as he claims that he fired Macy’s, not the other way around.) In a statement, Macy’s says, “In light of statements made by Donald Trump, which are inconsistent with Macy’s values, we have decided to discontinue our business relationship with Mr. Trump.” The line has been sold at Macy’s since 2004, and at this time is still available for purchase on the company’s website, although we imagine it will be heading for the outlet mall very soon.
This also means that Macy’s is going to have to reshoot its signature “Hey, you like celebrities, right?” commercials touting all the famous faces that endorse its merchandise, several of which have featured Trump. (One is embedded below.) But even without Trump, Macy’s will be fine, as it still has a convicted insider trader, an alleged kettlebell-flinger, and Justin Bieber still on its roster.
Anyway, because piling on is what the internet does best—even the unofficial King of Facebook, George Takei, has joined in on the Trump-pummeling fun—Donald Trump is probably going to keep losing endorsement deals and the like over the next few weeks. And we’re going to keep telling you about it, because honestly it’s pretty fun sitting around and thinking about different orange things to which we can compare Donald Trump’s bronzer-smeared cantaloupe of a head. We’re working on a ping-pong ball joke for next time.