A little over a year ago, Macy’s announced it would stop selling Donald Trump Menswear Collection. Last month, as its stock continues to plummet, Macy’s announced that it was closing 68 of its current 730 stores and laying off 10,100 employees.
Back in July 2015, Macy’s severed its decade-long business relationship with Trump when it stopped selling the President-elect’s menswear collection, following the then-candidate’s discriminatory remarks about Mexican illegal immigrants in his campaign speech.
Now, more than a year later, the President-elect’s followers are claiming responsibility for Macy’s plummeting stock and thousands of job losses. And they’re doing so — where else? — on Twitter, many using the hashtag #DumpMacys.
Trump, who built his entire presidential platform around bringing back American jobs, has yet to comment. Trump’s plan to reduce corporate taxes and regulations resulted in the recent deal with technology corporation Carrier that saved 1000 jobs that would’ve otherwise been outsourced to Mexico. Several other major American and foreign corporations are vowing to invest $billions in America now which will bring back manufacturing facilities and tens of thousands of jobs that the President-elect’s supporters are now celebrating.