Donald Trump is one candidate who has experienced his fair share of ups and downs since announcing his bid to become the next president of the United States. This is mainly due to Donald Trump’s outspoken personality and controversial comments, which have caused a public uproar on one hand and earned him a considerable number of supporters on the other.
The mother of all infamous comments is a negative statement he made about Mexico sending citizens who negatively impact America. The following is the infamous utterance as reported by Politico.
“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.”
The comment became a major headache in the following weeks as companies related to him scrambled to show the public that they did not support his views or were actually against them. Some expressed this by severing ties with him or his ventures.
One of the companies was Farouk Systems, a company that deals with hair care products. The following was the company’s statement as reported by ABC News.
“Our company is multicultural with people of Latin American descent making up a large percentage of our employees and loyal customers… As a company proudly founded on the concept of coming to the USA in pursuit of the American Dream, Mr. Trump’s comments do not and will never reflect our company’s philosophy or practices.”
Jose Andres, an influential businessman who also owns the ThinkFoodGroup chain of restaurants, also backed out of a deal with Donald Trump in regards to opening a restaurant in one of the Trump buildings. He explained that it would be impossible to open a successful Spanish business in any of the candidate’s premises. This was also considering that most of his team and clientele are Spanish.
Now, however, Donald Trump is said to be facing a different kind of problem, mainly related to the Veterans for Trump group that was formed following his comments about John McCain. Apparently, some of the individuals listed as members claim they had not been consulted about the membership.
This is according to the Guardian, which contacted some of them, and three had no knowledge of the group’s existence. The veterans organization was formed after Trump said McCain, a war veteran who spent several years in a Vietnamese jail, was not a war hero.
According to Trump’s campaign website, a number of war veterans have already pledged their support to him.
“These veterans have pledged their support to Mr Trump in the primary, and they will be advocating for him [Donald Trump].”
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