Brands Drop Donald Trump Products, But He Surges Forward At The Polls

Since announcing his presidential bid, Donald Trump’s campaign has been dogged by controversy.

Starting with the Rockin’ In The Free World soundtrack used when Donald Trump first announced his ambitions, it was said to have been illegally used and prompted Neil Young’s representatives to issue a letter to him, citing copyright issues.

According to Politicus USA, Donald Trump is just one in a line of numerous candidates who have had problems with copyright issues, with the main causative factor being that they usually don’t expect to be sued.

That said, the issue dwarfs Donald Trump’s current problems, caused by a racist remark he made about Mexicans about two weeks ago during a political speech.

It has led to numerous companies and associates distancing themselves from the mogul.

The following is the statement as reported by the Washington Post.

“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.”

One of the latest companies to distance itself from Donald Trump as a result is Macy’s.

The retailer has pulled Donald Trump’s products from its shelves following a MoveOn.org petition that asked the company to severe ties with him. The company released the following statement in response, according to NBC News.

“Macy’s is a company that stands for diversity and inclusion. We have no tolerance for discrimination in any form. We welcome all customers, and respect for the dignity of all people is a cornerstone of our culture. 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.”

The company is the third to take the step. Others include Univision, which refused to air the Miss Universe pageant, an event owned partly by Donald Trump. NBC also distanced itself from the pageant.

Despite these latest developments, Donald Trump is surging forward in the polls. According to the Washington Post, Donald Trump is now in second place in Iowa after Ben Carson.

The Democrats are clearly exhilarated with Donald Trump’s performance, with Paul Begala, a Democratic strategist, stating the following about the candidate.

“I am a person of faith — and the Donald’s entry into this race can only be attributed to the fact that the good Lord is a Democrat with a sense of humor.”

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