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 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
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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