Holy comb overs! Celebrity Apprentice's Donald Trump is used to saying "You're fired!" However, now, one petition is urging upscale department store chain Macy's to say the same thing to the controversial mogul. Just in time for the holidays…
The Donald is no stranger to stirring the pot. He has a slew of famous feuds with the likes of Rosie O'Donnell and pal Barbara Walters. Most recently, Trump and performer Cher got into it via Twitter (where else?), and who could forgot Donald's ridiculous $5 million reward for anyone coming forward with proof that President Obama wasn't born in the United States? Perhaps he should give that money to charity…or me.
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The petition is available at Sign On, and it's cleverly called Dump Trump. The organization cites Macy's social responsibility policy which reads, "There is no shortage of talk about the obligation of public companies to be socially responsible to the people and communities where they do business. At Macy’s, Inc., we hold those same beliefs – along with a belief that actions speak louder than words when it comes to helping tackle some of the toughest problems facing us today."
The site also lists Trump's hypocritical behavior of complaining about jobs being shipped overseas to China while the majority of his clothing line is manufactured in Asia. It shares a laundry list of the Donald's sexist remarks, including one about his daughter Ivanka. He apparently remarked, "She does have a very nice figure…if [she] weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her."
According to ABC, the petition was started by a thirty-year-old attorney named Angelo Carusone. Explaining his reasoning for creating the petition, he says, "When I saw Trump's repeated calls for revolution on Twitter and the $5 million birther stunt, I realized, as a lover of Macy's, that the company was getting publicity from Trump's chicanery consequence-free…I don't believe people really care what Trump has to say. This is about Macy's benefiting from Trump's unacceptable behavior."
Meanwhile, in the Twitterverse, Cher tweeted on Sunday, "Racist cretin who'd lie like 'his rug' to get some cheap press! I can't believe Macy's thinks he's the right 'man' 2 represent their name!"
Not one to cower to a public feud, Donald shot back on Tuesday, "@cher — I don't wear a "rug" — it's mine. And I promise not to talk about your massive plastic surgeries that didn't work," on the heels of promoting his fragrance, "My fragrance — "Success" — is flying off the shelves @Macys The perfect Christmas gift!"
For it's part, Macy's issued a statement on Tuesday which did not name Trump, but did read, "Many of the individuals associated with products sold at Macy's — or at any retailer, for that matter — express personal opinions that are not related to the merchandise we sell or to the philosophies of our company."
It continues, "A longtime focus of Macy's holiday advertising has been to celebrate the season's spirit of generosity and goodwill through our ongoing 'Believe' campaign, and that is the sole message of our holiday television commercials."
Carusone disagrees. He writes in the petition, "Donald Trump does not reflect the 'magic of Macy's,'" the petition states. Macy's says it has a strong obligation to be 'socially responsible' and that 'actions speak louder than words.' Indeed. It's time to act."
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