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Macy’s Cuts Ties with Trump

Department store chain, Macy’s, which carried a Donald Trump menswear line, announced Wednesday it is cutting ties with Trump, following his negative remarks about Mexican immigrants.

Trump’s presidential campaign speech contained a comment saying some Mexican immigrants coming to the U.S. bring drugs and crime, and some are rapists.

He said in a statement that he had decided to end his relationship with Macy’s due to pressure from outside sources, the Associated Press reported.

“Both Macy’s and NBC totally caved at the first sight of potential difficulty with special interest groups who are nothing more than professional agitators,” Trump said.

Donald J. Trump for Men offered business wear for young men including dress shirts, suits and ties, but when trying to shop the line on the company’s website it is not available to buy, however Trump’s wife, Ivanka’s line is, with many items on sale.

The department store has been urged to end its relationship with the mogul since 2012 with a petition, which received 700,000 signatures, created by the “Dump Trump” effort.

“In the last few days, Donald Trump has demonstrated what participants in the Dump Trump effort have been warning Macy’s about for years — that Donald Trump’s brand of bigoted bullying is simply bad for business,” said Angelo Carusone, leader of the campaign. “After more than three years of allowing Donald Trump’s toxic brand to turn off thousands of customers and damage their own reputation, Macy’s has finally made the right decision to stop investing in and supporting Donald Trump. Onward!”

Macy’s has been working on ways to connect with Latino customers, launching a collection with Thalia Sodi, a Mexican recording artist, actress and author in February.