Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus is an accused supporter of US President Donald Trump, and it seems to cost the home improvement store at least some customers.
Billions triggered an online backlash when he recently told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that he was planning to donate to the Presidential 2020 re-election bid. Marcus said that although he did not "agree with every move" that Trump had made, the president still had "produced more than anyone else." He added: "If we look at this country, I would say that we are better today than we were eight years ago or six years ago."
Marcus resigned from Home Depot back in 2002, and the company did not respond promptly to Insider's request for comment. The businessman who Forbes reports is worth $ 5.9 billion, is no stranger to politics.
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He is become an increasingly pronounced conservative figure that appears once on Fox News to claim that democratic politicians "do not have brains" to refrain from supporting Trump's tax plan.
And when it comes to conservative reasons, Marcus is not all to speak. For years, the billionaire, along with the early Home Depot backer Ken Langone, has served as mega-donors to the Republican Party. Marcus donated $ 7 million to Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to Center for Responsive Politics.
But nevertheless, the billionaire's recent comments seem to have urged Twitter to a boycott.
Posting under #boycotthomedepot hashtag has Twitter users criticized Marcus & # 39; big donations to Trump, with some saying they are planning to cut their Home Depot cards and others throwing in their party with competitors like Lowes and Menards.
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