A total of five companies have already severed ties with presidential candidate Donald Trump following his racist comments about Mexicans during his launching speech. Univision, Televisa, Farouk Systems, NBC Universal and Macy’s have already cut all connections with Trump.
However, Trump is soaring high in three different polls conducted within the weeks – he is second place among republican candidates in Iowa according to a Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday; he also comes in second to Jeb Bush in a new national CNN-ORC poll released on Wednesday; Trump also comes second in New Hampshire as revealed by a CNN-MUR poll released last week.
Five companies dumped Donald Trump
Univision, Televisa, Farouk Systems, NBC Universal and Macy’s decided to cut ties with Trump following his derogatory speech where he said Mexican immigrants are “rapists” and “drug dealers.”
“When Mexico sends its people they aren’t sending their best. They are bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they are rapists and some are good people but I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting,” Trump said during his speech.
Macy’s is the latest to turn its back against Trump saying, “We do not believe the disparaging characterizations portray and accurate picture of the many Mexicans, Mexican Americans and Latinos who have made so many valuable contributions to the success of our nation.”
“In light of statements made by Donald Trump, which are inconsistent with Macy’s values, we have decided to discontinue our business relationship with Mr. Trump and will phase-out the Trump menswear collection, which has been sold at Macy’s since 2004,” Macy’s said in a statement.
Univision was the first corporation to announce it is no longer working with Trump by not airing the Miss USA pageant on July 12. The company also said it will no longer work on any projects connected to the Trump Organization.
NBC Universal, which partnered with Trump for Miss Universe and “The Apprentice,” has also ended its business relations with him.
Mexico-based Televisa followed suit, saying Trump has offended the entire Mexican population. Farouk Systems Inc which owns hair care brands said that in behalf of the large Latin American descent making up a large percentage of its employees and loyal customers, it has decided to stop working with Trump.
“As a company proudly founded on the concept of coming to the USA in pursuit of the American Dream, Mr. Trump’s comments do not and will never reflect our company’s philosophy or practices,” the company’s CEO said in a statement.
According to ABC News, Trump is also facing condemnation in New York City with Mayor Bill de Blasio reviewing its contracts with Trump.
“Trump’s comments do not represent the values of inclusion and openness that define us as New Yorkers. Our Mexican brothers and sisters make up an essential part of this city’s vibrant and diverse community, and we will continue to celebrate and support New Yorkers of every background,” de Blasio said in a statement.
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Trump soaring high in polls
Scott Walker is number one seen as favorable among the Iowa republican caucus. Trump tied in second place for Ben Carson at ten percent each, according to Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz come in third place at 9 percent each. Jeb Bush comes next at 8 percent, followed by Marco Rubio at 7 percent and then Mike Huckabee at 5 percent.
Trump is also second to Bush as candidates that would most likely receive support for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, according to CNN-ORC poll released on Wednesday. Nineteen percent of those who were polled would likely support Bush. Trump was never far at 12 percent.
In New Hampshire, Trump was seen as favorable by 38 percent of republican primary voters, according to a CNN-MUR poll released last week. Eleven percent of those who were polled perceived him as neither favorable nor unfavorable. Although 48 percent deemed him unfavorable, he still lands second to Bush among the Republican candidates.
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