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.
“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."
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.