Donald Trump continues to suffer the effects of his racist presidential declaration speech.
“The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems. … When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” said Trump at the kickoff. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
Department store Macy’s had released a statement after over 728,000 people had signed a petition asking them to cut ties with Trump.
“We are disappointed and distressed by recent remarks about immigrants from Mexico,” the Cincinnati-based company said in a statement. “We do not believe the disparaging characterizations portray an accurate picture of the many Mexicans, Mexican Americans and Latinos who have made so many valuable contributions to the success of our nation.”
Mexico’s richest man, Carlos Slim, who is also one of the richest men in the world, has scrapped a TV project he was working on with Trump.
“His statement was totally out of line,” Slim’s spokesman and son-in-law Arturo Elias said in a statement to Reuters. “Working with someone so closed-minded was not going to work.”