Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, 90, said in an interview that he intends to back President Donald Trump‘s 2020 re-election – and the chain store he left in 2002 now facing boycott calls.
The interview published over the weekend in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Marcus said he admired Trump for holding “a businessman’s common sense approach to most things.”
He added: “Now, do I agree with every move that he makes? No, I don’t. But the truth is he has produced more than anybody else. He has,” Marcus explained. “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.”
A hashtag #BoycottHomeDepot quickly began spreading on Twitter Tuesday, with many users saying they would turn to Home Depot competitor Lowe’s instead.
The billionaire former executive has reportedly contributed $7 million to Trump’s 2016 campaign. He also donated large sums to many philanthropic causes.
— Matt (@azmattaz06) July 9, 2019
I don’t understand this #BoycottHomeDepot thing to be honest. The CEO is using his own money and it’s his choice to support who ever he wants. I thought the left preached tolerance? Oh that’s right they are only tolerant when your views aline with theirs.
— Alex Wilkins🇺🇸 (@AWilkins1776) July 9, 2019
— Kim L (@kimleonard) July 1, 2019
Liberal boycotts are a joke, just like liberals. The best thing for your business is a liberal boycott. Your sales will explode after lunatic libs announce their “boycott.” Just ask Chick-fil-A https://t.co/OtYXqozGUa
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) July 9, 2019
If you want to #BoycottHomeDepot knock yourself out, but if you are planning on boycotting every big business with a CEO who donates to Republicans you’re going to have to start making a lot of your own stuff.
— Ken Bone (@kenbone18) July 9, 2019