Donald Trump targeted by huge online petition to get him pulled from Macy’s ads

I put this story in yesterday’s links, but I don’t think many of you saw it because you were too busy being hypnotized by Liam Neeson’s substantial dong. Well, I’m sorry to bring up the image of Liam’s bounty, but we need to talk about Donald Trump. Trump has been – in my opinion – batsh-t crazy for a while now. I don’t think he was ever inoffensive, but when he really started going after Pres. Obama, he really moved into what I consider the fringe lunacy. The breaking point for many people seemed to be Trump’s call for armed revolution against the democratically re-elected president on Election Night last week. Trump had a massive Twitter meltdown (he later deleted most of the tweets) and it was so bad that even NBC anchor Brian Williams called him out live on air.

Basically, Trump is a catastrophe. He is a hot mess that no one should want to be involved with. Which is why a petition has been started which aims to publicly shame Macy’s into withdrawing from their association with Trump.

Should Macy’s dump Trump? Donald Trump gained notoriety for his no-nonsense business tactics on The Apprentice, but if nearly half a million people have their way, he may soon be on the other end of his infamous “You’re fired” catchphrase.

More than 465,000 individuals have signed an online petition urging Macy’s to sever ties with the 66-year-old billionaire, a longtime spokesperson for the brand. The letter cites his “especially unpleasant, nasty, and despicable behavior” and accuses the star of spreading lies about President Barack Obama — Trump is a noted “birther” theorist — and global warming. (After Hurricane Sandy, he declared that “global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”)

The petition also paints the business magnate as a sexist hypocrite who “personally [attacks] women he disagrees with by calling them ‘unattractive,’ ugly, or fat” and complains about jobs being shipped overseas, “despite the fact that almost his entire clothing line sold at Macy’s is made in China and other Asian nations.”

Indeed, Trump’s tirades have become increasingly public recently. After President Obama’s re-election on Tuesday, Nov. 6, the outspoken Republican (who once spoke of running for office himself) took to Twitter to express his unhappiness. He was quickly criticized by NBC’s Brian Williams, who said that Trump had “driven well past the last exit to relevance and veered into something closer to irresponsible.”

The Celebrity Apprentice host fired back the next day, calling Williams’ show “a disaster” and further lamenting the election results.

“Brian Williams was never a smart guy but always passes himself off as such. People will learn the truth!” he tweeted. “Another four years — not good for the country but we’ll have to live with it! Our country is totally split right now but someday it will come together! We have to make America great again!”

[From Us Weekly]

You can go to the petition here and sign up if you so choose. The petition is associated with MoveOn.org, and it seems legit. They’ve already got hundreds of thousands of names too.

I do have some mixed feelings about the petition (although I did sign it, btw). Maybe it’s because I associate the whole idea of “signing a petition to get someone pushed out of advertising” as a typically conservative thing to do – I know I’m wrong about that, don’t even bother correcting me. But it reminds me of the “Million Moms” who tried to get Ellen DeGeneres yanked from JC Penney contract just because she’s gay and she was vocalizing support for gay marriage – and I was really happy when JC Penney stood by Ellen too. I wanted the Million Moms petition and activism to fail because their agenda came from a place of anti-gay bigotry. Is it okay to want Donald pushed out of Macy’s because of HIS wingnuttery? Eh. Maybe I’m overthinking it.

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  1. apsutter says:

    I hope they do can his ass. Talk about a perfect representation of an absolutely terrible human being. I hope he goes bankrupt one more time and then disappears off of the face of the earth.

    Also, this is freakin’ Macy’s we’re talking about. They could have literally ANYBODY they want as their spokesperson.

    • Me Too says:

      I just don’t get why this guy has a following of any kind. Why does he have a show and who watches it? He presents himself as a self made billionaire. All bull! His daddy was a millionaire real estate developer who handed his son the biz at a time when real estate was booming in NYC and Atlantic City. His father bought properties that turned into big money later. Donald didn’t make his fortune…he’s actually lost a lot of it thru multiple bankruptcies. He’s a sham and has always been a sham.

      He’s a narcissist who needs attention and the only way he can get it is by acting like a jacka$$.

      I do think Macy’s should think about who represents them. I don’t shop there because this guy disgusts me. And the hypocrisy of people like Trump never ceases to amaze me! While I don’t know if the petition is going to be effective I signed it if only for the satisfaction of knowing it’ll pi$$ the sh!t out of the Donald.

  2. Anon says:

    The petition seems to me anyways to be a wasted effort. It most likely won’t change a business relationship. Since Donald Trump’s behavior during the election cycle was so abhorrent, I will never buy his brand or watch any show which includes him. That is my chosen method to tell Macy’s and NBC what I think about Trump…. If the sales or ratings are low enough they will sever ties with him. I’m just not sure if a petition to ‘shame’ a company for a business relationship is the most effective method….
    Yet i do hope he is fired for his horrible behavior these past few months.

  3. michele says:

    yes – you are overthinking. the million moms was a bully organization who were haters. trump is the bully here, and the people are kindly letting macys know that the people will associate macys with trumps image. not good for them.

    • Viv says:

      Exactly! Kaiser, don’t feel bad for wanting to push the bully out!

    • TrustMeOnThis says:

      I totally agree.
      Also, the actual plot to weaken American manufacturing is coming from jerks like him. Guess where his crap is made? CHINA. Duuuuuuuh.

      BTW I nearly didn’t click on this story because I knew I’d have to scroll past a bunch of photos of his unpleasant, orange face and ridic hair. All that money and that’s the best he can do?!

      • Me Too says:

        I’ve wondered why this richer than rich guy (supposedly) can’t do better then obviously cheap sunless tanner and hair that defies description. He could have gotten hair plugs and nice ones with the money he supposedly has.

        What I don’t get is how the women he ends up with can even stand to have him touch them. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww! No money in the world would be enough for me to hit that!

    • celia456 says:

      ITA. Don’t get the action mixed up with its impetus – petitioning is fine. It’s what we do in democracy: form opinions and share them civilly and respectfully. Donald Trump fails the civility part.

      It’s not so much that his politics are different than mine, it’s the offensive way he goes about sharing them. It’s not a left wing-right wing thing; it’s just plain manners. I think our society is becoming more compassionate and we’re calling out those who are needlessly hurtful.

      And yes, Donald Trump is crazy – in a Lindsay lohan ‘because no one ever tells them to stop’ way. Trump acts out because he can. No one with the power to do so has told him to stfu. Apparently he hasn’t had negative consequences that would make him want to stop.

      • Me Too says:

        You’re right with this guy as far as it not being a left/right thing. He’s definitely equal opportunity–anything to get attention The sad thing is that there are plenty of right wingers out there who will love the BS he pushes . I also think the fact that the President actually pushed back at last year’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner that The Donald simply can’t stand it.

        I simply don’t understand why so many supposedly smart and well to do people in this country give this guy the time of day. He’s a lunatic and he deserves to be totally shunned by civilized people.

      • flan says:

        I agree, Me Too. The president made him a laughing stock at that dinner. If there’s something a spoiled brat like he does not forgive, it’s being made to look foolish.

        That’s why he has that vendetta against Obama.

        + I suspect that there’s a bit of subtle racism involved as well; him not being able to stand that he as a white rich man couldn’t be president and Obama was just reelected. He’s used to dealing with other white rich guys, who all pet each other on the shoulder during golf, while their model wives smile humbly. Obama and his wife can’t be influenced by him in that way and he hates it.

  4. Eileen says:

    I disagree with Trump disputing the presidential election results and some things he has said but he has the right to free speech AND the consequences, such as a drop in his sales revenues and disapproval but a boycott? What about the Macy’s employees? What have they done?

    • neelyo says:

      Good point Eileen, though I didn’t think it had come that point yet.

      I hope his show is cancelled. The way to hurt Trump is to keep him off the air. He’s as desperate to be on TV as the Kardashians and Kate Gosselin.

      • TX Laney says:

        He still has a show!!!!!

        I loath Donald Trump completely. His hate-filled rants are contributing to the rhetoric that is splitting American down the middle. It is this type of viewpoint that feeds the fear and paranoia that drives so many to form an often inaccurate and ignorant view of the way things stand now. Free speech is one thing but his type of expression is helping to further add flames to an already out of control firestorm.

    • flan says:

      If it really comes to the fact that people stop buying there so much that employees will be fired, you might consider that people still need to buy their stuff. It might help keep open some smaller businesses if people start buying there instead.

  5. Tina says:

    My favourite thing ever. I loathe this pompous excuse for a human.

    The difference between this and the Ellen thing is people aren’t disgusted by who Trump is or who he loves, but by what he is saying. Ellen wasn’t attacking Brian Williams, Rachel Maddow, and Bette Middler, calling them stupid and ugly, accusing the president of lying about his place of birth and trying to ransom the evidence out of him using Hurricane Sandy victims, suggesting that we need global warming, lying about China stealing US jobs and in the same breath boasting about his line of cheap accessories made in China and his stupid reality show. There’s a line and he crossed it for nothing but cheap publicity. So now he’s being called on it.

    It isn’t about his right to free speech, he can say what he wants as far as I’m concerned, and the government won’t come after him (people seem to get confused as to what free speech means) but that doesn’t mean private individuals can’t. The public has had enough and there are consequences for our actions, so Macy’s is being called on a rather shady relationship.

    Ellen is gay, she can’t choose to be straight. Trump can, and should, choose not to be such a revolting, racist, attention-milking bastard.

    P.S. this petition is from the same person who pretty much got Glen Beck sacked from Fox. I think it might work if it gets over a million signatures.

  6. mln76 says:

    Well it didn’t make huge news but his name is also getting dropped from the Trump Towers in NY(I always thought he owned the towers but it was just a name lease). This decision was made before the election his brand is diminished considerably. Macys should end there relationship the man is a crazed bigot who was never as good at business as he is at getting attention.

  7. Lake Mom says:

    Signing that petition is exactly what Donald wants you to do. He lives for the attention and this petition only serves to keep his name in the media.

    • apsutter says:

      Hmmmm….I do agree that he lives for attention but I think this would really throw him off. He walks around like he’s impenetrable so I’m all for anything that knocks him down a peg or two. Also, the only thing he cares about is money so he’d be PISSED about losing the revenue. In the words of the strip club owner in Kill Bill 2 “F***ing with your cash is the only thing you kids understand.” That’s Trump in a nutshell

  8. Ms. Candy says:

    I have mixed emotions about Trump..
    I do care for the old fart but also it won’t be just affected by this petition…
    His recent tantrums towards President of U.S and now he going after Tyler Perry and gods knows whoever else really gets annoying

  9. marie says:

    umm, the dude’s been a douche for years, people are just now noticing? he’s always been an ass/hateful and has never been quiet about it, to him any press is good press-sooo pretty much, you’re giving him what he wants..

  10. Nancito says:

    A few days ago I read that a Macy’s spokesperson is doubting the accuracy of the claim of how many people have actually signed this petition. The spokesperson then went on to say that they have no plans to disassociate themselves from Trump the Chump.

    • Rosalee says:

      I signed it too, I may be a Canadian citizen but I have a Macy’s credit card..I cannot stand him, never could after reading in depth articles on his business dealings. After reading all the twitter feeds and news articles, the hateful language used, free speech yes but isn’t it to based on truth instead of batsh@t made up to rile up those who blindly follow this nonsense?

  11. Katie says:

    So now anyone who disagrees politically with the president is subject to exile?
    Liberals were allowed to bash Bush at will but even the slightest hint of disagreement with Obama is grounds for sanctions. Double. Standard.

    • Fai says:

      Nope, it was his declaring that Asians were responsible for Hurricane Sandy that made me sign the petition. He publically ousted our flash mob global-warming/rain-dance at Tiananmen Square…

    • Anon says:

      But isnt there a way to disagree with someone without being insulting and mean? I dislike Trump as much as I dislike Bill Muhr. One can disagree yet still respect those people on the other side.

    • G says:

      He’s hardly being exiled for disagreeing with the President. That’s a bit melodramatic. Market forces are saying he’s not a popular guy. Trump of all people should understand market forces.

      Sorry that I can’t think of any left leaning wing-nut that has a career as a department store spokesperson and immune to criticism?

    • anon33 says:

      It is categorically NOT a double standard, because if you will remember (which you probably won’t, because no other republicans seem to remember this now that the tables have turned) liberals who did bash Bush were called unpatriotic, encouraged to leave the country, and were told by the President himself that “if you’re not with me, you’re against me.”

      Remember that???

      • kay says:

        I wonder how the Dixie Chicks are doing these days.

        **this was to Katie, not anon**

      • flan says:

        Thanks Anon33. Katie seems to have a REALLY short memory, because anybody who did not agree for at least 98% with Bush in the years just after 9/11 was treated like a traitor.

        And this is hardly just about Obama. I’ve really disliked his family after his son started boasting online about slaughtering a poor elephant. His bratty son would never have had the money (or entitled mindset) to go shooting elephants like that without his father.

        So for me, this is mostly about the elephant ;)

      • Rumorhasit says:

        Thank you anon, I remember this only too well. Apparently you can only bash a democratic president, and not be unpatriotic. When you call into question the trumped up charges for war with Iraq, weapons of mass destruction anyone? You were pilloried. You didnt question a sitting president in the times of war, until Obama got elected.
        You call into question Obamas administration about Ben ghazi (sp), or the nearly treasonous comments Trump made on twitter after the election, but, he’s just an American expressing his constitutionality guaranteed right of freedom of speech?

  12. Blondey says:

    Trump is a douche.

    However, he has a right to state his opinion – whether or not you choose to agree or disagree with it – and he shouldn’t be censored by gang tactics for expressing his point of view.

    Don’t like him – don’t buy his products.

    • Diana Prince says:

      Exactly. There are great deal many people who unfortunately think as Trump does. Where are the petitions to get them fired?

    • RN says:

      You’re correct – he does have the right to express his view. And I have the right to inform any business with which he does business why I won’t patronize their establishment.

      As has always been done, I will vote with my dollar, which is all some people understand. And those people are also the ones whose hearts bulge with hatred and fear. I cannot change that, but I CAN affect their economic bottom line.

      Shrugging one’s shoulders and standing by apathetically is typically what has lead human beings into some pretty atrocious situations on this planet. It’s not “gang mentality” when human beings refuse to tolerate a person spewing hatred, intolerance and threats. It’s protecting the fabric of the society in which we live.

    • G says:

      He certainly has the right to state his opinion. but, being a spokesperson for Macy’s is not a right.

      I have chosen to boycott his products and programs since his last round as a birther. I thought his remarks were racist and I wrote NBC and the Golf Channel saying so.

      Again he’s entitled to his opinion but not to be protected from the marketplace that is turned off by his politics.

    • flan says:

      Nobody said he couldn’t state his opinion here. Don’t act like we did.

      It’s a nasty tactic that I’ve seen quite a lot on this website the last few months, coming from people defending rightist positions.

      Find arguments about why your position is the right one and defend them. DON’T pretend we said things we didn’t, just so you have something you can attack. It makes it seem like you have no arguments against what we really say.

  13. Shitler says:

    He looks like an orange, hairy body origice. He needs to disappear & take his equally disgusting Elephant murdering son with him.

  14. Janet says:

    If Macy’s chooses to associate themselves with Trump, then I choose to disassociate myself from Macy’s. Signed the petition yesterday.

  15. Vic Kelley says:

    Mr. Trump deserves the same consideration any other private citizen would get in this circumstance. He has a right to free speech just like everyone else. The petition signers are envious losers they don’t measure up to anyone’s idea of success. A lot of people envy Mr. Trump’s courage and success. Macy’s needs to take the high road and ignore the haters who signed the petition as most of them probably can’t afford to do anything in a Macy’s store but shoplift.

    • Green is Good says:

      Mr. Trump or a paid minion?

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Large companies drop athletes, actors etc from their endorsement deals when their image is severely marred. Trump already had the image as a greedy arrogant asswipe. Now you can add racist blowhard AND sore loser to the list of credentials. His image is shit now. So yeah, Macy’s should drop him, more for their own sake than because of some petition. He adds no value or appeal to their product, in fact, he DEvalues the Macy’s brand.

    • dlw says:

      Trump is a bully. He wants his free speech, but anyone who disagrees with him is excoriated. Also, calling for a revolution because his candidate didn’t win is not my idea of a good American –a candidate whose own staff said Trump drove them crazy and hurt the campaign. And by the way, I signed the pledge as did many others I know. “Envious loser” fits none of us. I envy nothing about Trump including his several bankruptcies that impacted not just him, but many others. We do have free speech in this country. But with free speech also comes accountability.

    • V4Real says:

      @ Vic Kelley

      Donald is that you?

      “I went to the fiscal cliff and looked over the edge. Y’Know what’s down there? Donald Trumps ass? That was a tweet from Denis Leary.

    • G says:

      Good to know that taking the high road means having a racist a-hole as a spokesperson.

    • flan says:

      And another one who uses the ‘it’s his opinion’ card. So I’ll just say the same thing to you:

      Nobody said he couldn’t state his opinion here. Don’t act like we did.

      Don’t pretend we said things we didn’t, just so you have something you can attack. It makes it seem like you have no arguments against what we really say.

      Added to that, you’re at least as rude as Trump, but you speak about consideration for private citizens. Funny.

    • EG says:

      Gawker refers to him as a “vibrating bologna loaf” which I think is accurate. His success is relative. He inherited daddy’s money and has spent the last four decades trying (and often succeeding) in flushing it down the can.Find a reliable source regarding his “investments” and properties. His other nickname should be Mr. Bankruptcy.

    • Dize says:

      Free speech needs to be responsible-trump called for armed revolution on election night- have we forgotten congresswomen Gabrielle Gifford , 6 killed & 18 injured after irresponsible “free speech” from wing nuts – instructing “lock & load”,
      “Take up arms against the Democrats”, etc.?
      Those comments incited a mentally unstable man to wreak havoc-who will now have 7 life terms to serve . Think about it, who’s next, could you or yours get caught in the crossfire?

  16. aims says:

    Trump is a whiner and a loudmouth mouth bully,who has a temper tantrum when life doesn’t go his way. He’s behavior on election night was inappropriate, and disgusting. People can have a disagreement on politics, and some may even be upset with the way it went down. But, we as adults have the ability to show some civility, some class, and be respectful to the process. Trump, was way over the line of anything respectful. He’s just a really poor sport, and yes, there is free speach, but we as consumers have the power to not support anything that he’s involved in. Hit him were it hurts. For the record, im a huge obama supporter.

  17. Dani says:

    Macy’s has nothing to do with the election or the President. He’s a major douche but he’s still entitled to his opinion, just like everyone else. Would pulling him from the ad really make everyone forget what he said and feel better instantly? No. Don’t like him, don’t buy his products. There’s TONS of other “famous” people who have offended others regarding the election etc. but you don’t see them petitioning to remove them from something. Just because someone disagrees with your opinion doesn’t mean they’re wrong.

    • mln76 says:

      There is a difference between not liking the president and birtherism which is racist,or talking about overthrowing an elected president.
      Just like Macys shouldn’t have Louis Farakhan, or David Duke as spokespeople neither should they have Donald Trump.

      • lrm says:

        Birthirism is not racist inherently as a concept….It may be ridiculous, but not racist-it just references the law that states a US president must have been born on US soil, to my knowledge.

        Which has nothing to do with race-the country in question could be france, england, sweden, kenya or argentina for that matter……

    • flan says:

      You say it yourself: There’s TONS of other “famous” people who have offended others regarding the election etc. but you don’t see them petitioning to remove them from something.

      Meaning Trump has gone well what is considered normal, even for celebrities.

      Also, nobody here said he wasn’t entitled to an opinion. But people are also entitled to their opinions about his opinion, even if they’re not Donald Trump or a celebrity.

  18. Diva says:

    I get the whole everyone is entitled to their opinion thing and there is a way to voice your opinion without being an disrespectful, lying ass.

  19. Anon says:

    How much of the clothing in the Trump line is manufactured in the U.S.? I bet he appreciates those workers living in dorms and working in China for pittance. As if the worker to CEO pay ratio in the U.S. wasn’t horrible enough. It’s the inequality, stupid Trump.

  20. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Melania is really earning her keep huh? Imagine having to f*ck this piece of garbage? *shivers*

  21. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    YEs, can trump and while we are at it, let’s get rid of P. Diddy, Martha Stewart, Carlos Santana (WTF, he appeared in one ad a legend from Woodstock sadly selling out, and that simpering idiot vocally challenged marketing gimmick otherwise known as Taylor Shifty – is there no end to her marketing? – and just employ models, it’s cheaper and they’d sell the product just as well.
    When the same 20-30 faces show up everywhere it makes for a boring bland pop culture.

  22. G says:

    His value as a spoksperson is based in his popularity.

    Potentially embarrasing grandstanding = less popularity. His rights aren’t being violated in the least.

  23. Fancyamazon says:

    I agree with the spirit of the petition, but a boycott of Macy’s would work much better. The problem is getting the public behind a true boycott. I have heard many people calling for this or that while still patronizing the business/person/product. The power of consumerism is insidious and is so ubiquitous that we give in before we realize it half the time.

  24. TaylorB says:

    I remember reading that in his pre-nup to wife #2 Marla …??? he has a caveat that if she gained over 10 pounds (other than if pregnant) it was grounds for divorce.

    I don’t go to Macys, I don’t much care if he shills for them or not, but the man is an obnoxious pig, who disrespects women to the point it is sickening and he is a total ass who, while he has a right to speak, only says stupid crap and is a rich man thanks to his father and declaring bankruptcy several times to shirk his debts. He needs to buy himself an island in the middle of nowhere, shut the hell up and stay there.

    Personally I feel bad for his wife, honestly, can you imagine being married to that bonehead? Ick!

  25. Izzy says:

    Orange skin. White hair.

    He’s an Oompa Loompa.

  26. sinjin says:

    trump has gone bankrupt 4 times to get away with from paying his bills and still be a billionaire he has a fued with obama where he would give sandy victims 5 million if obama would give over his transcripts wasnt that big of him …and that show of his stupid it should be pulled his show says backstabbing ,lying.stealing and cheating if none of thosr work then go bankrupt?he has done that 4 times and that beauty contest hahahahahahaha

    • Gravels says:

      And there are more people who would stop shopping at Macy’s if they cave to the leftists like you.

      • RN says:

        You seem to be unclear on the precise definition of a “leftist”. I suggest you revisit basic Poli Sci before you start flinging a term about which is clearly beyond your current capabilities. In fact, the very tenets of democracy seem to be just out of your reach.

    • garvels says:

      Sorry to have offended your delicate sensibilities,but I am fed up with people censoring other people’s speech with threats of boycotts. There is so much rhetoric coming from Hollywood that I find offensive but I support their rights to speak freely. I would never ever in a million years threaten a boycott for political purposes to shut down their right to free speech.

      Hollywood and millions of people verbally assaulted Bush constantly but these same people call foul when people are harsh critics of Obama????

      The far left has been playing this boycott card to the extreme. I live in MN and I remember when they organized a boycott for Target, because they did not like the fact that the Target CEO contributed money to a Republican candidate for governor. If someone wishes to donate money to Republicans,that is their right and no one or group should threaten them for practicing their freedom of speech.That is simply not American.

      People already are afraid to express their opinions due to retaliation from people like you. So this is Obama’s America? If this is the case then the right had better join the boycott game.

      • flan says:

        This whole thing started after 9/11 when everyone not agreeing with Bush was treated like a traitor. Before that people could have civil discussions way more easily, but this effectively shut up any Bush critics for a few years.

        If you’re really that short of memory, perhaps you recall that not long ago conservatives boycotted a pizza restaurant owner only for hugging Obama. And someone like that is a lot more vulnerable than Donald Trump.

        So don’t be so disingenuous to act like it’s a tactic of the ‘far left’.

        My guess is that some people are only angry because it happens to rich white men now too.

  27. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    True trustmeonthis i’m raising somewhat of a straw argument but it’s easy to blast the nonsensical blather of this tired old white guy; but truth be told, for example, Jay Z and bouncy are every bit as entitled blathering narcissists as the Donald, but they get away with it for the obvious reasons (Jay Z talking about the 1 per centers in a recent interview when he’s one of the most entitled);
    THis is why companies should go back to hiring models, that way all this would be avoided – I’m not going to shop at Macy’s because of the enticements of swifty, P. Diddy and certainly not the Donald.
    I’m not signing the petition, if you don’t like the donald’s ramblings why not make factual precise arguments that refute his nonsense.

    • G says:

      I’m not going to boycot Trump because he’s a narccisist, but because he’s a racist. Big difference.

      • TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

        While i obviously have no use for the Donald I don’t believe he’s a racist – he’s had blacks on his apprentice show, appeared on talk shows like the view,etc., I think it is that he’s never had to make factual precise arguments wonkish style on policy matters, foreign or domestic, so it’s easier to rant about this birther issue than go into the complexities, pro and con, of the auto bailout.
        Do you really think trump knows anything at all about the arcane complexities of the mideast, or understands how the Arab spring is playing out in all diverse Arab states?
        Nah, back to ranting.

  28. muppet_barbershop says:

    Here’s a great example of why I love Target so much as a company. They once accidentally funded a political campaign of someone very slightly homophobic. I personally thought it was OK not to boycott them, but a bunch of “us” did, and they apologized and fixed it. Not because we’re leftists who want to be “caved” to, but because it was the correct thing to do according to ~their~ company mission statement.

  29. EscapedConvent says:

    I signed the petition & would happily sign a hundred more like it. Trump has always been vile, & now he’s worse. His pathetic attempts to discredit President Obama are desperate & ridiculous.

    I think he’s still mad at Obama for zinging him at that Press Corps dinner a couple of years ago, when the President had the whole room laughing at Trump, while Trump sat there seething. He is never going to forgive & forget that!

    I think of him now as a giant orange 66-year-old infant who throws tantrum after tantrum. Also, I would be shocked if Macy’s cut ties with him, even if they had a million signatures or more.

  30. oop says:

    Macy’s doesn’t need to fire him, just don’t shop there…

    Every year I do ALL my shopping on last day before Christmas, but not this year, or next, or not until he’s no longer representing them.

    His name is no longer something to be proud off, nor associated with.

    People now frown at his mention.

    What an ambarrassment he has become.

  31. lucy2 says:

    Some of these comments crack me up.
    The petition is not about exiling Trump for his political beliefs, or limiting his right to free speech, or telling people to boycott Macy’s entirely.
    It’s about the public who chooses to sign it expressing THEIR right to free speech and telling a company that they don’t approve of one of their spokespersons/partners because of his bigotry, racism, and in general terrible behavior.

    As of right now, the petition is almost 600K. When I saw this only a day or so ago, it was 400K. I wouldn’t have gotten into business with him to start with, but if I were Macy’s right now, I wouldn’t be too eager to renew his contracts. He can say whatever he wants, but Macy’s should also have the right to end their relationship if he is damaging the brand.

  32. Str8Shooter says:

    He sucks BIG TIME. Few people can get my Irish up like this asshole. I have never seen such a pompous, bombastic blowhard who bullies and belittles anyone who dares to disagree with him.

    I am sure that if Macy’s cans his oversized ass that he will be on Twitter the next day calling them ‘losers’ too, like he does with everyone else who doesn’t buy into his BS.

    He is the epitome of everything that is wrong with this country today.

  33. Ellie66 says:

    Can his ass! Trump, his robotic wife and his scary hair need to go far far away! Forever! What a asshole!!! :(

  34. Ellie66 says:

    Lol! I bet these posts used the word asshole more than any other.

  35. lrm says:

    okay, americans including move on need to get a life if this is what we are spending our time on!!!!
    ‘wah wah, someone said something mean about our president’.
    We do not have a monarch, nor a totalitarian leader, etc. Let him have his opinion, and yes, if sales go down, then Macy’s can make a business decision to let him go or whatever…
    So don’t shop there.
    But a petition to ‘Macy’s'….
    omg.

    I’m sorry, but shopping at Macy’s prob. does our country more harm than trump spewing insanity.

    just sayin’. There’s so much more going on that is actually a problem.
    Petitioning a department store chain b/c of their advertising choice?

    where are the 99 percent?
    signing a petition to make sure we have the ‘right faces’ shilling crap to us?
    lol.

    maybe i’m the only one seeing the irony in this?
    as long as we have the ‘right look’ for our ‘brands’, then we’re good….

    it’s not like trump is likely to convince anyone on the ‘other team’ to side with him. And those who already do-well, the petition will not change their minds, either.

    Yes, this is what we do in a democratic country-sign petitions. but for a macy’s ad campaign?

    • flan says:

      Speaking of irony:

      Why do you spend your time online trying to convince people that this petition is useless, instead of using that same time to solve those more important problems?

      Or is dissuading people from signing that petition one of those important issues?

      “Lol”

  36. EG says:

    Macy’s can do better than that ‘vibrating bologna loaf’ (thank you Gawker). The fact that they’ve lauded him as someone who reflects the spirit of the holidays and Macy’s is unbelievable. The petition is a good thing. Macy’s may need to get a handle on Trump’s lack of popularity and just not renew their deal. FYI (said this in an earlier post) He inherited daddy’s money and has spent the last four decades trying and often succeeding in flushing it down the can. He’s got a reputation for losing other people’s money, as much as he’s made money off other people’s money. He’s Mr Bankruptcy for a ton of failed development deals.

  37. Clydia says:

    I don’t see any inconsistency in signing the anti-Trump petition and refraining from signing the anti-De Generes one. Supporting the anti-Trump petition opposes a bloviating bigot while not signing the anti DeGeneres one takes a stand against bigotry. Which goes to show that petitions can be liberal or conservative.

  38. felt it here says:

    I actually really like it when he speaks. He does good things for the democratic party every time he starts ranting.

  39. Ms. Candy says:

    What I meant to say is I don’t care for the old fart..
    I agree with the lot here, wish he go away
    Writing from an iPhone..

  40. skuddles says:

    Yes, time to shut down this rude pig of a person. He thinks being seriously rich justifies being seriously obnoxious. Sorry asshole, it does not. Just his hair alone is reason enough to kick him to the curb.

    He will, of course, blame it all on President Obama. And Rosie O’Donnell ;)

  41. katie says:

    I understand your hesitancy to sign a petition like this. I think that its important that we question why we take the stances that we do. However, signing a petition against someone because of their sexual orientation is entirely different than signing one against someone like Trump for making repeatedly sexist, racist, and entirely unsubstantiated and violent claims against people. Although I might disagree with them, I would respect his right to passionately hold a different opinion, if that opinion was grounded in a sense of rationality and facts (nevermind sanity…).

  42. Dize says:

    Whenever I hear his rants & rages I change the channel. His heinous personal attacks to anyone who challenges him is abominable. The last straw for me was when he called for armed revolution on election night. I’m sure Former Congessman Gabrielle Giffords & her family shuddered to think of the consequences of that horrific rant of his- given the fact that other irresponsible right wing nuts urged Americans to bear arms & attack politicians not of their party. Wasn’t too long after that a mentally disturbed person almost took Gabrielle’s life -killed 6 & wounded 18 others. Words matter!!