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Trump Defends Home Depot Co-Founder After Boycott Calls

Home Depot co-founder Bernard Marcus
Home Depot co-founder Bernard Marcus

By    |   Wednesday, 10 July 2019 08:24 AM

President Donald Trump came to the defense of Home Depot co-founder Bernard Marcus after people said they would boycott the store because Marcus supports Trump.

Following the publication of a recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution story in which Marcus pledged to donate to Trump's re-election campaign, Trump tweeted about the resulting backlash against the 90-year-old and the retail chain he helped start.

"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. They don't want people to shop at those GREAT stores because he contributed...." Trump tweeted Tuesday night.

He added, "....to your favorite President, me! These people are vicious and totally crazed, but remember, there are far more great people ("Deplorables") in this country, than bad. Do to them what they do to you. Fight for Bernie Marcus and Home Depot!"

Forbes pegs Marcus' net worth at nearly $6 billion. He told the Journal-Constitution he has already given away roughly $2 billion to charity and plans to do the same with most of his remaining fortune.

Marcus's pledge to support Trump's 2020 campaign was met with resistance from some Americans, who said they will no longer shop at Home depot — despite the fact that Marcus retired from the store more than 15 years ago.

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