Home Depot Founder Tears into Liberal Boycott after his Trump Support

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July 12, 2019Jul 12, 2019

Liberals drew a lot of ridicule the other day when they called for a boycott of Home Depot after finding out its co-founder supports President Trump and plans to donate to his reelection campaign.

They didn’t seem to realize — or care — that 90-year-old Bernie Marcus retired from leading Home Depot 17 years ago.

Marcus is a billionaire philanthropist who has already donated $2 billion of his wealth over the years to numerous places, including a trauma center, stroke research center, and autism center.

While he doesn’t agree with everything Trump does or says, Marcus noted that, “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.”

But because of his Home Depot connection, the #boycotthomedepot hashtag spread like wildfire across social media with many liberals vowing to never shop at one of Home Depot’s 2,000-plus locations ever again. 

Marcus blasted the liberal boycotters on Facebook.

“I woke up this morning thinking it was going to be another great day. I've been celebrating with friends, family and the community since I turned 90. I've told you about the gracious gift of $117 million that was collected and given in my honor to four charities that mean a lot to me. All that happiness blew up because I said in a newspaper interview that I have supported and will continue to support Donald Trump.

Boom!

“Negative stories... vicious threats, without cause, to boycott the company that has enabled my foundation to give billions to support autism, medical research, education, heart and neurological issues like stroke, and to help our veterans. The company that I retired from in 2002 and have not had a business relationship with in almost 20 years. A company that has employed more than a half-million people. The people who work there are affiliated with both political parties or no party at all. They are of all religions and all colors and backgrounds. Why would people want to hurt them?

“All because I give my voice and some of my money to our President. Am I in China? Argentina? Russia? That's what it feels like to me.

“It saddens me that our country has come to this, where I, as a private citizen, cannot express my feelings. It angers me and it saddens me, but it sure as hell is not going to stop me. If you thought it would, you've got the wrong guy.

“In the next ten years, God willing, I will accomplish more to save this world than my critics will do even if they had forty lifetimes.”

Home Depot also responded to the boycott, according to NPR.

"In fact, as a standard practice, the company does not endorse presidential candidates,” said spokeswoman Margaret Smith.

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