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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 03:36 AM

Trump takes to Twitter to support Home Depot: 'Fight for Bernie Marcus and Home Depot!'

Source: USA Today

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday night in support of Home Depot after social media calls to boycott the home improvement retailer.

Shoppers have been taking to Twitter and other social media platforms to call for the boycott following news that co-founder Bernie Marcus plans to back Trump's re-election bid.

"A truly great, patriotic & charitable man, Bernie Marcus, the co-founder of Home Depot who, at the age of 90, is coming under attack by the Radical Left Democrats with one of their often used weapons," Trump said in a two-part tweet.

"They donít want people to shop at those GREAT stores," Trump continues, because Marcus contributed "to your favorite President, me!"

Read more: https://www.freep.com/story/money/2019/07/09/home-depot-boycott-trump-tweets-support-co-founder-and-retailer/1689850001/



(Detroit Free Press)

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Reply Trump takes to Twitter to support Home Depot: 'Fight for Bernie Marcus and Home Depot!' (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jul 10 OP
BigmanPigman Jul 10 #1
Auggie Jul 10 #2
BigmanPigman Jul 10 #6
tazkcmo Jul 10 #8
Auggie Jul 10 #29
tazkcmo Jul 10 #31
jovibennett Jul 10 #3
fierywoman Jul 10 #4
Polybius Jul 10 #18
Thekaspervote Jul 10 #20
TreasonousBastard Jul 10 #5
Sherman A1 Jul 10 #7
CTyankee Jul 10 #25
Perseus Jul 10 #9
PatSeg Jul 10 #23
CDerekGo Jul 10 #10
DeminPennswoods Jul 10 #11
no_hypocrisy Jul 10 #12
duforsure Jul 10 #13
Ohioboy Jul 10 #14
Botany Jul 10 #15
watoos Jul 10 #16
Oppaloopa Jul 10 #17
kimbutgar Jul 10 #22
dlk Jul 10 #19
kimbutgar Jul 10 #21
yaesu Jul 10 #24
Mersky Jul 10 #26
BlueIdaho Jul 10 #27
Initech Jul 10 #28
citizen blues Jul 10 #30
Politicub Jul 10 #32
Tiggeroshii Jul 10 #33
Farmer-Rick Jul 11 #34

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 03:57 AM

1. GOOD! Boycotts work and he knows it.

That's why he is doing this for his pal. We need more boycotts. What can we boycott that would harm McConnell?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 04:47 AM

2. It's not a boycott, but we could send money to Amy McGrath ...

she's running for McConnell's senate seat.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 06:08 AM

6. If it isn't a boycott of Home Depot, what does this mean then?


"President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday night in support of Home Depot after social media calls to boycott the home improvement retailer."

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 06:33 AM

8. That's not what they meant

They meant sending money to McConnell's opponent, while not a boycott, is a way to hurt McConnell

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 12:20 PM

29. Exactly. And thank you.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #29)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 01:38 PM

31. No prob.

Didn't mean to speak for you as you're more than capable. I agree, btw.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 05:01 AM

3. I stopped shopping there years ago when I heard he supported Trump

This is not old news if people paid attention during the last election. I was having my house painted back in 2016 and the painters said for me to get my paint from Home depot- I laughed and said never and explained why. They said they would pick the paint up for me. I told them they were not buying from Home Depot they said they had no problem going in there and I had to explain that my money would never go to Home Depot. They were Trump supporters and were fired on the spot! They were shocked and tried to back pedal- I painted myself!!








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Response to jovibennett (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 05:20 AM

4. Good for you!

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Response to jovibennett (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 08:23 AM

18. Where did they buy the paint then?

Can you be certain the owners of that store didn't support Trump? Where I live, if I only shopped at anti-Trump stores, I'd starve and have no where to buy.

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Response to jovibennett (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 10:39 AM

20. Me too! I will not spend one dime in that place

Hey dotard, thx for reminding all of us that despise you and your ilk that home depot is not the place to shop

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 05:29 AM

5. I tried to stop using them when they became the Borg and put local lumberyards and...

hardware stores out of business. The quality and selection of a lot of their crap is terrible, but it's cheap. Which is the important thing, I suppose. The landlord here required the maintenance people to use the Borg, and when they replaced a toilet, it broke within a week. Even with name brand stuff, if you look closely at the model # it will be different from model #'s sold at other stores, or from the factory. Many manufacturers, in order to meet low price demands, have a special "Home Depot" model that looks the same, but is uses bushings instead of bearings, is made from cheaper steel, or in other ways not what you expected.

Unfortunately, it became the only place around for some things, and I was stuck with them. There's a Lowe's here now, but what's the difference?

I don't usually give a rat's ass about the politics of the boss if the business is righteously run, but Home Depot is a special case.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 06:10 AM

7. I much prefer the local

True Value over the big box stores and shop there first.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:42 AM

25. We have one nearby and I buy all my hardware store items there. I support a local business

just down the street from me and I don't have to go to a mall. It's a winner all around.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 06:52 AM

9. I have been boycotting homedepot for years

They made a lot of fuzz in support of the idiot Bush many years ago, and if you google their practices in regards to how they treat people who get injured at their stores, due to their negligence, it will make you head spin.

There is a case of a little girl who was killed by a fallen appliance, the first thing they did was to try to get her parents to sign a waiver to take away all responsibility from Home Depot, and they had had these kind of problems in the past with things falling due to their lack of safety in their shelving.

There are tons of lawsuits against them due to negligence. And the founders, at least one I know, are sleazy as it gets, they give money to republicans left and right to sponsor bills that affect employees, health, anything good for the citizens, in my book they are evil bastards.

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Response to Perseus (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:40 AM

23. Yes, my negative opinion of Home Depot

goes back to the Bush years. They had a terrible record regarding in store injuries and the CEO didn't really care about the customers who were hurt or killed. He only cared about the money involved.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 07:02 AM

10. Funny thing?

Trump calls for Boycotts of folks who slam him all the time though. AT&T, CNN, Starbucks, NFL, those are just off the top of my head, I'm sure if I google, I can find dozens more that dump has called for boycotts.

Aww, thin-skinned 3rd grader doesn't like it when tables are turned...

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 07:04 AM

11. Where I live

the local Home Depot has helped repair and refurbish the auditorium and cafeteria in a local economincally distressed school district and the main entrance to the local public library. Neither entity had the financial resources to do the the repairs on their own. Sometimes you have to seperate the CEO from the employees.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 07:09 AM

12. FWIW, we have a local hardware store that pretty much has

inventory sufficient for our community. Sure, maybe I pay a dollar more for a plunger, but I like the idea of supporting local business and not being dependent on Home Depot. And our store has been around for almost 100 years and the staff is courteous and very helpful.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 07:40 AM

13. Just upgraded all appliances and other work

Went somewhere else to get them, and refused to buy them at Home Depot. They lost out on over 6k worth of sales.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 07:51 AM

14. I have avoided Home Depot ever since all the bad things Legone said about Obama supporters

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 07:52 AM

15. I only shop there when I have to and go out of my way to buy from other stores.

Home Depot funds right wing crap.

BTW way to go Trump, call attention to the boycott.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 07:54 AM

16. I buy paint at a paint store,

Sherwin Williams has the best deck paint, hands down. I hope its owner isn't a Trumper.

I do my part to boycott, it's hard. I started out boycotting Walmart, still do, then boycotting all of the Koch brothers products, there are a lot.

I wonder how many Democrats would boycott their favorite sports team if they found out the owner was having dinner with Trump? The Cubs owner is another. Oops, sorry if I offended anyone.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 07:57 AM

17. Everyone should boycott since they are still selling Roundup

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Response to Oppaloopa (Reply #17)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:37 AM

22. I was in a home depot the other day and when I left I saw a guy with a bottle of round up

I wanted to say it was a carcinogen but he looked like a fat donnie supporter so I kept silent.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 10:12 AM

19. Smart Americans Vote with Their Wallets - It's an Effective, Time-Honored Strategy

Is this the space where we encourage everyone to shop at Lowe's? (btw, their CEO is African-American.)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:35 AM

21. I will never set foot in a Home Depot again

I was in one the other day looking for a shoe rack but then I remembered the company is a fat donnie company and walked out. They will not get a dime of my money ever.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:41 AM

24. bush was a big fan of home "despot", was going to get us out of the bush depression. nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:56 AM

26. I curtailed my shopping at HD years ago.

How nice of the pResident to remind me exactly why I really don't care for spending $$$ at Home Depot, etc...

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 12:03 PM

27. So... the more Trump ties himself to Home Depot

The worse it gets for Home Depot. I done with both of them.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 12:14 PM

28. Shut the fuck up Donny!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 01:26 PM

30. Adding Home Depot to the List

In the late 1980's, the CEO of Dominoes announced that he was donating his profits to Operation Rescue. I haven't bought a single Dominoes pizza since. In fact, because of the dangers to women's health that abortion being illegal means and with Operation Rescue blockading women's health care clinics, I dubbed those pizzas, "Dominoes Death Disks."

So nice of Bernie Marcus to add Home Depot to that list.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 03:49 PM

32. The kiss of death.

I know Lowes isn't perfect and kind of out of the way for me and Ace is more expensive.

But I'll be damned if I give another dime to Home Depot if there is any way to avoid it.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 05:54 PM

33. Ugh!

And I just bought 750 bucks of flooring from there


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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:22 AM

34. Home Depot just got taken off my shopping list.

I go there when the local hardware/nursery/farmer supply store doesn't have what I want like a heat gun.

But now, I think I'll look somewhere else. Thanks for posting this.

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