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Macy's Won't Drop Donald Trump, After Petition Passes 600K Signatures

| by Michael Allen

An online petition urging Macy’s to drop its partnership with Donald Trump has surpassed 600,000 signatures, but Macy's is still standing behind the billionaire birther.

The petition was started by Angelo Carusone, a law school graduate who formerly worked for Media Matters.org.

Her petiiton includes the statement: “Donald Trump engages in especially unpleasant, nasty and despicable behavior."

The petition also lists Trump's bizarre remarks and mentions his “long record of personally attacking women he disagrees with.”

“Trump’s brand is consequence-free bullying. That doesn’t reflect well on Macy’s. People expect more from Macy’s. I’m more interested in what they have to say and less interested in what Donald Trump says.”

Macy’s spokesman Jim Sluzewski told Bloomberg Businessweek: "Macy’s marketing and merchandise offerings are not representative of any political position. 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.”

“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.”