Home Depot cofounder Bernie Marcus is an avowed supporter of US

Home Depot cofounder Bernie Marcus is an avowed supporter of US President Donald

Trump, and for some shoppers of the home-improvement store, it’s the proverbial nail in

the coffin.

The billionaire sparked an online controversy when he recently told the Atlanta Journal

Constitution that he plans to donate to the president’s 2020 reelection bid. Marcus said

that, while he doesn’t “agree with every move that he makes,” Trump has still “produced

more than anybody else… If we look at this country, I would say that we are better off

today than we were eight years ago or six years ago.”

Marcus retired from Home Depot back in 2002, and the company did not immediately

respond to Business Insider’s request for comment. The businessman, who Forbes reports

is worth $5.9 billion, is no stranger to the realm of politics.

He’s become an increasingly outspoken conservative figure, appearing once on Fox Newsto

claim that Democratic politicians “don’t have any brains” for failing to support Trump’s tax


And when it comes to conservative causes, Marcus isn’t all talk. For years, the billionaire,

along with early Home Depot backer Ken Langone, have functioned as mega donors for the

Republican party.

But, nonetheless, the billionaire’s latest comments appear to have prompted calls for a

boycott on Twitter.

Posting under the #boycotthomedepot hashtag, individuals have criticized Marcus’ hefty

donations to Trump, expressed their intentions of cutting up their Home Depot cards, and

thrown in their lot with competitors like Lowe’s and Menards.

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