Published: Fri, July 12, 2019
Research | By Sheri Schwartz

Home Depot Faces Boycott After Founder Proclaims Support For Trump

Home Depot Faces Boycott After Founder Proclaims Support For Trump

Last year, Mr Trump said he didn't believe a report from his own government warning of massive economic losses if carbon emissions continue to feed climate change unchecked. Just last month, he urged his more than 60 million Twitter followers to boycott AT&T, apparently in retribution for the coverage of him by its subsidiary CNN.

"After receiving thousands of responses, the president wants to engage directly with these digital leaders in a discussion on the power of social media", said White House spokesman Judd Deere.

And 30% said they did not trust Trump at all to make the right decision about the use of nuclear weapons. But Speaker Nancy Pelosi has resisted, warning that Democrats need to collect the facts and that a rush to impeachment could ultimately help Trump politically.

Without the tech platforms, Thursday's event is "less of a summit and more of a complaining festival", Adam Chiara, a University of Hartford professor of communication told AFP this week.

President Trump also shared his appreciation for Marcus on Twitter Tuesday, He said in a pair of tweets that, "A Truly great, patriotic & charitable man, Bernie Marcus, the co-founder of Home Depot who, at the age of 90, is coming under attack by the Radical Left Democrats with one of their often used weapons".

But Media Matters points to other guests such as Charlie Kirk from Turning Point USA, an organization that has been accused of racist viewpoints.

United States politicians, led by Trump, have increasingly used social media to try to woo voters directly. While some company executives may lean liberal, they have long asserted that their products are without political bias. Neither Twitter nor Facebook was invited to attend.

Since his announcement, twitter users have made the #boycotthomedepot hashtag go viral and they are asking companies who work with the home improvement brand to cancel them and go with Lowes.

President Trump held a confab at the White House Thursday to promote his Orwellian notion of "free speech" online.

".to your favorite President, me!"

Representatives for Facebook, Google and Twitter declined to comment specifically on the meeting. We'll have more about that when it becomes available. In this regard, a federal appeals court declared on Tuesday that he can not do so as long as he is holding a government office. He leads a House Judiciary subcommittee that has opened a bipartisan probe into the tech giants' market conduct.

"If someone wants to show me some empirical data, instead of some alt-right member's paranoid claims, I'd appreciate it", Cicilline said in a statement on Wednesday.

Former Environmental Protection Agency officials say Trump is making a gesture to voters anxious about climate change and pollution.

"Views do not differ based on rank or combat experience", the researchers said.

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