The man who is taking credit for ending right wing personality Glenn Beck’s program on Fox News now has his sights set on dumping billionaire Donald Trump.
A petition, started by Angelo Carusone of Long Island, is now circulating online urging retailer Macy’s to cut all of their ties with Trump after his relentless attacks on President Barack Obama.
The Huffington Post reported that the 28-year-old Carusone encouraged companies to remove their advertising from Beck’s television program with a movement called Stop Beck. Beck’s show ended in 2011.
Carusone’s petition says that Trump does not represent “the magic of Macy’s.” After the election last week, Businessweek reported that Trump called Obama’s re- election a total sham and a travesty on Twitter. He also warned people to be certain their votes weren’t stolen, and he said global warming was “a concept created by and for the Chinese to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”
The petition, which can be signed at SignOn.org, asks Macy’s to “Dump Trump.” The company’s social responsibility policy reads, according to the petition, “At Macy’s, Inc., we believe that actions speak louder than words when it comes to helping tackle some of the toughest problems facing us today."
According to Businessweek, Macy’s, the second largest department store chain in the United States, already sells Trump suits, shirts, ties, and cufflinks, and has added a new fragrance called Success by Trump. Macy’s spokesman Jim Sluzewski said, “Macy’s marketing and merchandise are not representative of any political position. Many of the individuals associated with products sold at Macy’s express personal opinions that are not related to the merchandise we sell or to the philosophies of our company.”
Trump said his merchandise is one of the hottest brands at Macy’s. “One of the reasons is that they’re great ties,” he said. “The other is that “there is a large group of people who believe in what I say.”
At this writing, about 560,000 people do not believe him.