It seems that popularity and publicity are affecting Donald Trump’s business affairs. Not in a good way. Recent reports say that Donald Trump has been dumped by some of his business partners, showing that the presidential candidate’s controversial remarks on several hot button issues may not be good for business.
Some of Trump’s business associates decided to stop working with the Republican presidential nominee after he remarked on Monday that there should a ban on Muslims looking to enter the United States. He currently continues to lead the polls for Republican candidates.
In response to his recent remarks, a major chain of department stores in the Middle East has decided to stop selling a collection of glamorous home items from “Trump Home” by Donald Trump. These include mirrors, home lighting, chandeliers, mattresses, furniture and beddings. In a statement issued to Reuters, Landmark Group Chief Executive Officer Sachin Mundhwa explained, “In light of the recent statements made by the presidential candidate in the U.S. media, we have suspended sale of all products from the Trump Home décor range.” The group owns Lifestyle department store, which carries the “Trump Home” line.
Aside from this, Donald Trump has also lost another business in Dubai with major real estate company DAMAC properties. The Trump Organization was set to work with DAMAC on two golf club projects (one with a course designed by Tiger Woods) and a gated island community. This project, which would have featured the Trump Golf Club Dubai, Trump PRVT Mansions and Villas as well as a Trump Spa & Wellness Centre is said to be valued at $6 billion. According to Fortune, DAMAC had decided to strip the property development of Donald Trump’s name and image.