Home Depot shoppers have been threatening to boycott the store after its co-founder, Bernie Marcus, revealed in a recent interview he'd be donating to President Trump's re-election bid.
“Never shopping @HomeDepot again , ” wrote one Twitter user .
" Cutting up my card, " another said .
Marcus, who retired from Home Depot in 2002, has been a vocal Trump supporter in the past – despite not always agreeing with him.
"He's got a businessman's common sense approach to most things," Marcus told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a recent interview, which has been making the rounds on social media.
"Now, do I agree with every move that he makes? No, I don't, ”the billionaire said. “But the truth is she has produced more than anybody else. He has. If we look at this country, I would say that we are better off than we were eight years ago or six years ago. ”
Social media users have been ripping Marcus for his support of Trump, even though it's been known for quite some time. The 90-year-old reportedly donated $ 7 million to his presidential campaign in 2016 – and he's expected to match that number or possibly even more.
woman on Twitter. "I cringe, thinking how I helped the #WorstPresidentEver over the past few years."
The hashtag #BoycottHomeDepot went viral on Monday night as more and more people got word of Marcus' support for Trump .
"If you plan to buy a hammer, wood, or ANY home improvement items from Home Depot, you may as well send donations DIRECTLY to trump's 2020 campaign," a user tweeted . “No more, @HomeDepot. #BoycottHomeDepot. ”
A large representative customs MarketWatch that since Marcus retired more than 15 years ago, he did not speak on behalf of the company.”
“In fact, as a standard practice, the company does not endorse presidential candidates, ”the rep said. But social media users didn't care.
"I want to get into the bowels of hell before I give one penny to @HomeDepot again," seethed one person .
"Not a carpet, or washer, or a mousetrap from Home Depot, ”another said. "Not a dime of my money will go directly to re-electing the worst president ever."
There were some users, however, who stayed in Home Depot's corner.
” said one person . “A huge thank you for supporting our President! Plus, Home Depot gives veterans a discount! ”
Conservative author wrote Nick Adams :" I love how liberals are trying to boycott a store we all know they never go to. "
Another Twitter user said: “I'm SO EXCITED !!! I get to shop at Home Depot with Americans that RESPECT our president we like SHOULD. ”