The grassroots campaign for Macy’s to end their association with Donald Trump has caught fire. More than 400,000 people have signed a petition asking Macy’s to sever its ties with real estate mogul for spreading rumors over President Obama’s birthplace.
According to the petition, ‘Donald Trump does not reflect the ‘magic of Macy's.’ We urge you to sever ties with him.’
Singer and actress Cher is also among those joining the ‘Dump Trump’ campaign calling him a ‘loudmouth, racist cretin’ over his irrational criticism of Obama.
In one of her tweets Cher said:
I’ll NEVER GO TO MACY’S AGAIN ! I didnt know they sold Donald Trump’s Line! If they don’t care that they sell products from a LOUDMOUTH— Cher (@cher) November 12, 2012
However, Trump’s spokesman Michael Cohen expressed confidence in the strength of the relation that the real estate tycoon has with Macy’s. ‘Mr. Trump is important to Macy’s, both as a brand and as an endorser. His ties, shirts, cufflinks, fragrances and other merchandise are top-selling items across the country – in particular Mr. Trump’s ties are the number one selling ties at Macy’s.’
Trump has not personally commented on the petition situation on Twitter, but he did tweet about his new clothing line for Macy’s.
Just saw my new line of shirts, ties & suits @macys -- they are fantastic! Would make great holiday presents!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2012