Macy’s Fires Trump

Macy's versus Donald Trump

Macy’s became the latest company to tell Donald Trump: “You’re fired.”

The retail giant announced it’ll phase out a ​specialty ​line of Trump products, after the real estate tycoon and presidential wannabe said too many law-breaking Mexicans are crossing the US border.

“We are disappointed and distressed by recent remarks about immigrants from Mexico. We do not believe the disparaging characterizations portray an accurate picture of the many Mexicans, Mexican Americans and Latinos who have made so many valuable contributions to the success of our nation,” Macy’s statement​ reads.​

“In light of statements made by Donald Trump, which are inconsistent with Macy’s values, we have decided to discontinue our business relationship with Mr. Trump and will phase-out the Trump menswear collection, which has been sold at Macy’s since 2004.”

The GOP presidential hopeful fired back and insisted he’s the one terminating Macy’s.

He even ripped his own products because many are made in China.

“I have decided to terminate my relationship with Macy’s because of the pressure being put on them by outside sources. While selling Trump ties and shirts at Macy’s is a small business in terms of dollar volume, my principles are far more important and therefore much more valuable,” Trump said in a statement released by his campaign.

“I have never been happy about the fact that the ties and shirts are made in China, and should I start a new product line somewhere in the future, I would insist that they are made in America.”

The Donald admitted that using Chinese manufacturers was a good financial move that Americans could match.

Reality

Some people may argue about “political correctness run amok” but Donald Trump’s comments were clearly racist. Companies do business with more than just white people.

Links

http://nypost.com/2015/07/01/macys-dumps-trump-clothing-line-in-response-to-immigration-comments/

Donald Trump Suits and Ties Are Made In China

Trump shirt made in Bangladesh

Donald Trump blasts companies like Ford and Apple for manufacturing products outside the United States. He even threatened to stop eating Oreo cookies after he learned some production was moving to Mexico.

But Trump does the same thing. Many of his products are made outside the United States. Most Donald J. Trump ties are made in China. Some Donald J. Trump suits are also made in China.

 Donald J. Trump signature men’s dress shirts are made in China, Bangladesh or “imported,” meaning they were made abroad.

Trump doesn’t dispute this. Trump told CNN’s Jake Tapper in July.

“I talk about my ties in speeches. I’m open. I say my ties many times are made in China.”

“It’s very hard to have apparel made in this country,” Trump said.

Reality

This.

Media

http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/07/01/donald-trump-china-made-ties-sotu-intv.cnn/video/playlists/china-u-s-tensions/

Links

http://money.cnn.com/2016/03/08/news/economy/donald-trump-trade/

Ora TV Fires Trump

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Ora TV joined the list of companies who fired Donald Trump over his comments about Mexicans during his announcement speech.

The TV production studio controlled by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim scrapped a planned project with Trump. “Working with such a closed-minded person would simply not work. Trump’s comments are racist,” said Ora TV chairman Arturo Elías Ayub.

Reality

Some people may argue about “political correctness run amok” but Donald Trump’s comments were clearly racist. Companies do business with more than just white people.

Links

http://www.forbes.com/sites/doliaestevez/2015/06/30/carlos-slims-ora-tv-severs-ties-with-donald-trump-calling-his-remarks-about-immigrants-racist/#5b9dc84c61a2

Televisa Fires Trump

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Televisa joined the list of companies who fired Donald Trump over his comments about Mexicans during his announcement speech.

The Mexican broadcaster said it would recall their country’s contestant from the Miss Universe pageant. “Mr. Trump hasn’t demonstrated understanding or respect toward Mexican migrants and has offended the entire Mexican population,” the company said in a statement.

Reality

Some people may argue about “political correctness run amok” but Donald Trump’s comments were clearly racist. Companies do business with more than just white people.

Links

http://fortune.com/2015/07/02/donald-trump/

http://time.com/3942024/mexico-donald-trump-cheryl-burke-miss-universe-nbc-univision/

 

Farouk Systems Fires Trump

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Farouk Systems joined the list of companies who fired Donald Trump over his comments about Mexicans during his announcement speech.

The Houston-based hair care product manufacturer withdrew sponsorship of Trump’s pageants. “Mr. Trump’s comments do not and will never reflect our company’s philosophy or practices,” said company CEO Basim Shami.

Reality

Some people may argue about “political correctness run amok” but Donald Trump’s comments were clearly racist. Companies do business with more than just white people.

Links

http://fortune.com/2015/07/02/donald-trump/

http://www.wtrf.com/story/29436180/farouk-systems-inc-manufacturer-of-chi-and-biosilk-products-withdraws-sponsorship-of-miss-usa-miss-universe-and-miss-teen-usa-pageants

5 Rabbit Cerveceria Fires Trump

5 Rabbit Cerveceria logo

The craft brewer that supplies exclusive beer to a bar inside Chicago’s Trump Tower ended their business relationship with Trump. “We would be doing an injustice to the community we serve (and live in) by engaging in business with someone who does not accept our role in society and expresses a rhetoric of hate and ignorance towards us,” founder and co-owner Andres Araya said.

Reality

Some people may argue about “political correctness run amok” but Donald Trump’s comments were clearly racist. Companies do business with more than just white people.

Links

http://fortune.com/2015/07/01/beer-business-cuts-ties-trump/

Univision Fire Trump

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Univision joined the list of companies who fired Donald Trump over his comments about Mexicans during his announcement speech.

The largest Spanish-language television network in the United States canceled its planned broadcasts of the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, which Trump co-owns. “We will not be airing the Miss USA pageant on July 12th or working on any other projects tied to the Trump Organization,” the company said in a statement. In response, Trump is suing the company for $500 million.

Reality

Some people may argue about “political correctness run amok” but Donald Trump’s comments were clearly racist. Companies do business with more than just white people.

Links

http://fortune.com/2015/07/02/donald-trump/

Donald Trump Candidacy Announcement

Donal Trump announces campagin

Donald J. Trump descended “Stair Force One” to announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the President of the United States of America and his first overtly racist comment by implying that the country of Mexico is intentionally sending immigrants who are criminals and rapists.

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

Reality

Donald Trump described people from Mexico as having “lots of problems”, drug users, rapists, and criminals. By painting a large swath of people with a single brush as “dangerous” he is using baseless stereotyping in an attempt to prove that Hispanics are different in their social behavior.

You might try to make the case that immigrants are still committing crimes, even if they are at a lower rate of natural-born citizens, however that does not explain away the fact that Trump is singling out an individual ethnic group as the cause of the problems in America. That is why is statement is racist.

Immigrants generally have a stronger incentive than native-born Americans to stay out of legal trouble — especially undocumented immigrants, who risk deportation. And those who legally are in the United States (or are pursuing legal status) are required to pass a criminal background check.

“Immigrants in general — unauthorized immigrants in particular — are a self-selected group who generally come to the U.S. to work. And once they’re here, most of them want to keep their nose down and do their business, and they’re sensitive to the fact that they’re vulnerable,” said Marc Rosenblum, deputy director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Program at the Migration Policy Institute, a non-partisan think tank.

And the data backs up this theory.

Crime Rates

FALSE – According to the Congressional Research Service, incarcerated non-citizens represented 7.2% of the total incarcerated population of 2.4 million, a proportion similar to the noncitizen proportion of the foreign-born population. If illegal immigrants were bringing high crime then their should be a larger number of incarcerated illegal immigrants compared to the national population.

Mexicans Are Rapists

FALSE – Of all of the convictions of illegal immigrants in 2013 (the majority of whom were from Mexico) only 1.6% was sex offenses. Immigration offenses account for the largest portion of federal convictions of immigrants, followed by drugs, then traffic violations.

Crime Category 2013
Immigration 31.3%
Dangerous Drugs 15.4%
Traffic Violations 15.0%
Assault 10.2%
Burglary 2.8%
Weapon Offenses 2.7%
Larceny 2.7%
Fraud 2.6%
Sexual Assault 1.6%
Forgery 1.5%
Other 14.2%

Compare the 1.6% number to the national average of 12.2% of convicted prisoners who committed sexual offenses. So an illegal immigrant is 7.5x less likely to commit a sexual offense.

Mexicans Are Drug Smugglers

FALSE – In 2013, the Center for Investigative Reporting found that four out of five arrests for drug smuggling involved U.S. citizens.

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Here’s Donald Trump’s Presidential Announcement Speech

Trump Fails Knowledge of NAFTA in Campaign Announcement

Donal Trump announces campagin

Describing how he would negotiate with the CEO of an American car company that wanted to relocate to or build a manufacturing plant in Mexico, Trump had an imagined conversation during his June 16 announcement.

“I would call up the head of Ford, who I know,” Trump said, going on to say that he would say, “Congratulations. That’s the good news. Let me give you the bad news. Every car and every truck and every part manufactured in this plant that comes across the border, we’re going to charge you a 35-percent tax, and that tax is going to be paid simultaneously with the transaction, and that’s it.”

Reality

That would, as The Washington Post‘s initial fact check stated, seem to violate the North America Free Trade Agreement (a treaty that Trump has openly disdained). It also does not take into account the fact that only Congress could establish separate tax rates under the Constitution.

Links

http://www.politico.eu/article/donald-trumps-11-worst-foreign-policy-gaffes-us-election-syria-mexico-iraq/

 

Trump Slanders Bergdahl in Campaign Announcement

Donal Trump announces campagin

During his campaign announcement, Trump declared that the five Guantanamo Bay prisoners exchanged with the Taliban for Army Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl “are now back on the battlefield trying to kill us.”

“We get Bergdahl. We get a traitor. We get a no-good traitor, and they get the five people that they wanted for years, and those people are now back on the battlefield trying to kill us. That’s the negotiator we have,” Trump remarked.

Reality

In fact, U.S. officials had announced two weeks prior that Qatar, the country to which the Taliban leaders were sent, had agreed to maintain a year-long travel ban while officials in both countries continued to negotiate the details.

As far as the traitor remark, Bergdahl’s attorney warned Trump in August to cease spreading his “outrageous comments.” Bergdahl is accused of desertion, not of being a “traitor.”

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http://www.politico.eu/article/donald-trumps-11-worst-foreign-policy-gaffes-us-election-syria-mexico-iraq/

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