Politics

Donald Trump Suggests Boycotting Starbucks

| by Sean Kelly

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested during a rally that Americans boycott Starbucks in response to controversy surrounding its plain red cups during the Christmas season.

At a rally in Springfield, Illinois, on Nov. 9, Trump addressed the controversy over Starbucks’ supposed Christmas policy.

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“I have one of the most successful Starbucks, in Trump Tower. Maybe we should boycott Starbucks? I don't know. Seriously, I don't care. That's the end of that lease, but who cares?” he said. 

“If I become president, we're all going to be saying Merry Christmas again, that I can tell you. That I can tell you."

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The coffee company previously announced it would be removing “symbols of the season” from its cups — opting instead for a simple red cup.

The decision was blasted by evangelical Christians and deemed part of a “war on Christmas” waged by secular businesses. 

Sources: CNN, Gawker / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore via Flickr