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Home Depot Founder Responds To Boycotts In Fiery Facebook Post



Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus responded to boycotts of his stores in a Facebook post Thursday, saying “it angers” him to be treated so viciously simply for expressing support for the president.

“I woke up this morning thinking it was going to be another great day,” he wrote. “I’ve been celebrating with friends, family and the community since I turned 90 … All that happiness blew up because I said in a newspaper interview that I have supported and will continue to support Donald Trump.”

“Boom!” he continued. “Negative stories… vicious threats, without cause, to boycott the company that has enabled my foundation to give billions to support autism, medical research, education, heart and neurological issues like stroke, and to help our veterans. … The people who work there are affiliated with both political parties or no party at all … Why would people want to hurt them?”

He added: “Am I in China? Argentina? Russia? That’s what it feels like to me.”

Liberals and anti-Trumpers began harassing Marcus and boycotting Home Depot after he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he supports Trump, and the paper reported he was a top donor to the Trump campaign. The focus of the story was on his philanthropy — the billionaire plans to give 80 to 90 percent of his wealth to charity after he dies.

He concluded the post by saying it “saddens” and “angers” him that he and employees of Home Depot would be treated this way simply because he expressed his feelings about the president, but that it won’t stop him from doing more for the world in the remainder of his life than all of his critics combined.

“It saddens me that our country has come to this, where I, as a private citizen, cannot express my feelings,” he wrote. “It angers me and it saddens me, but it sure as hell is not going to stop me. If you thought it would, you’ve got the wrong guy. In the next ten years, God willing, I will accomplish more to save this world than my critics will do even if they had forty lifetimes.”

A version of this story appears on the Daily Caller website.

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  • SJ says:

    Good man.

  • HokieBird says:

    God bless you!! Happy Birthday!! 💕

  • FEDUP365 says:

    I just shopped at Home Depot today and will continue to do so.

  • Evangeliine says:

    Wow! That was an awesome response. My hat’s off to this fine man!

  • So if the heads of Ace Hardware, Lowes, and True Value all come out in support of Trump does that mean that liberals will now boycott hardware stores in general?

  • Real up front man of strength.
    The boycott of Home Depot, really
    I estimate let’s say 25 maybe 30 people will fallow through with the boycott.
    The threats to him and his employees are the major issue here.
    Hope they remain safe.

  • How many hissy-sissy liberals even own a screwdriver?

  • Nell Breaux says:

    God bless Home Depot. I will continue to shop there. Just more DemocRats scurring to stop Trump..God bless our Presidentto

  • SweetLadyMary says:

    The liberals are free to shop wherever they want. We conservatives know which businesses love America and we will continue to shop in these businesses. The Democrats have become the party of hate, it is not J.F..K’s party for whom my parents voted. I left the party in my 30’s when I learned about the Democrat history. People should pay attention to history. Now there is a momentum for socialism in this country. We just have to look at Cuba and Venezuela to see that it doesn’t work except for the few people at the top. I am very happy and proud to see that the Home Depot founder has the strength and backbone to tell the fanatical progressives/liberals to go pound sand.

  • RWF