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Reich writes: "Both Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, among other retailers, have dropped Trump brands, both Ivanka's and her father's. Their decisions came amid calls for a boycott against retailers that carry Trump products."

Robert Reich speaking to Occupy San Francisco in 2011. (photo: Jeff Chiu/AP)
Robert Reich speaking to Occupy San Francisco in 2011. (photo: Jeff Chiu/AP)


Boycotting Trump

By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog

26 February 17

 

oth Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, among other retailers, have dropped Trump brands, both Ivanka’s and her father’s. Their decisions came amid calls for a boycott against retailers that carry Trump products.

Macy’s dropped Donald Trump’s clothing line early in his campaign after he called Mexican immigrants “killers” and “rapists.“ Now Macy’s is under increasing pressure to drop Ivanka’s as well.

Travis Kalanick, Uber’s CEO, quit Trump’s economic advisory council after he was pressured by consumers and employees. That came after Trump’s Muslim ban and #deleteuber went viral.

Keep the pressure on. Let’s make it unprofitable to work with Trump. Boycott Trump. Reject companies that do business with Trump. Boycott companies whose CEOs collaborate with Trump.

You need to be both a political activist and a consumer activist.

Go to www.grabyourwallet.org for a complete list of companies to boycott.


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-2 # CDMR 2017-02-26 12:22
I doubt if a boycott of Trump brands will have any effect on anything. It is just a weak show.

I remember very clearly in 2008 when Obama took office and republican activists pulled out all the stops to defame, hamstring, cripple, and destroy Obama's presidency. The "Birther" scandal was just one of these campagins. I was really disgusted with republicans. Obama's popularity only grew as a result. Even today Obama has a high popularity rating and a lot of that is because of the really petty republican attacks on him.

Now Reich and the Demos are doing the same thing to Trump. They'd better be careful. It is likely Trump's approval ratings will rise as a result.

I know it feels good to piss in Trump's soup. But isn't it better for Demos to take the lead on the crucial issues of the day.

The American people want change and leadership. They are sick and tired of the rigged economy that benefits billionaires. They are sick of pointless and wasteful wars. They are sick of bad schools, crazy healthcare, low-wage jobs. They are sick of the billiionaire celebrity culture.

The Demos could capture this wave and ride it to victories in 2018 and 2020 -- if Reich would just get over it.
 
 
+16 # kando@ltidewater.net 2017-02-26 13:46
It is not an either-or. One can boycott Trump and still work on what needs to be done. Not to stand up to a bully only makes him worse. His blindly followers are uneffected by facts at the moment in any event.
 
 
+2 # Robbee 2017-02-26 14:22
Quoting CDMR:
I doubt if a boycott of Trump brands will have any effect on anything. It is just a weak show.

I know it feels good to piss in Trump's soup. But isn't it better for Demos to take the lead on the crucial issues of the day.

- yes! it is more important! for Demos to take the lead on the crucial issues of the day!

no! it is not inconsequential to piss in Trump's soup!

rump leads the corporatist party

rump's voters respect him as the greatest businessman (herbert hoover!) of his day - the greatest deal maker - the greatest brand - the guy who always wins - who never loses - the brand destined to make murika great again

it is highly consequential to demonstrate - to white, baptist voters - that rump's voters! cannot afford to keep rump brands on shelves in murica! - it demythyfies rump! it demasculates the strongman! the all-powerful father-figure!

as robbee always says - "fuck the businessman in chief, if he can't take a joke!"
 
 
+15 # Skippydelic 2017-02-26 15:10
Boycotts, might be a 'weak show, but they're NOT ineffectual!

You're missing a CRUCIAL difference between Obama and Trump, though; Obama had CLASS!

Barack Obama kept his dignity and poise throughout his Presidency, even with EVERYTHING that the Republicans threw at him! He wasn't perfect, but the point is that he COMPORTED himself the way that a President SHOULD!

Trump, on the other hand, comes off as either an ignorant buffoon or a spoiled brat, or BOTH simultaneously!

NO CLASS!!!

Trump's steadily plummeting approval ratings are a pretty good sign; it won't be long until it's JUST his base that supports him!

Americans are ALREADY sick of The Donald!
 
 
+2 # lfeuille 2017-02-26 19:31
I'm not worried about hi s approval ratings going up. He is so offensive that he won't get much sympathy. I don't think it will accomplish much. I don't believe Trump's livelihood depends much on his or Ivanka's clothing and accessory lines. But that really isn't the point. It is just a personal statement of not wanting to support his outrageous behavior.

Trump has no answer for all the things Americans are sick of. He is just a different face and more hostile face on the neoliberal establishment.
 
 
+2 # Jim Young 2017-02-27 17:17
I think Alec Baldwin's approval rating will go up, though, if he subs for Trump at the Correspondent's Dinner
 
 
+1 # Jim Young 2017-02-27 17:14
Quoting CDMR:
I know it feels good to piss in Trump's soup.


No one I know would do that to his soup. Much better to just not buy anything he and his friends are selling.

I used to tell recovering former addict students that I never took anything illegal or known to be risky, but I could imagine how difficult it would be for me to give up my favorite Carl's Jr burgers.

Now I can't get the idea of them being Puzder Burgers out of my head, an idea which seems as effective a deterrent against ordering one as Antabuse is for alcoholics considering taking a drink.

The Trump/Puzder burger thoughts have also reduced my desire for other burgers (my former favorite "meat") though not as strong an Antabuse-like-e ffect Trump creates within me in avoiding Republicans that still cling to my old party.
 
 
+12 # HowardMH 2017-02-26 14:25
Trump said "Buy American". Looks like all these companies are doing their best to comply with his request, because most of his and her STUFF is made overseas.
 
 
+1 # lfeuille 2017-02-26 19:33
Exactly.
 
 
+6 # gwynflynn 2017-02-26 15:56
Don’t just boycott his products. Boycotting a man who so craves attention is a very good tactic.
If all the press simply stayed away from his press conferences, he would be completely thrown. Act as if he simply weren’t there. He says nothing of substance anyway, or if he does, he changes is mind (or what passes for a mind) the next day.
 
 
-9 # hipocampelo 2017-02-26 17:53
Mr. Reich is showing how ineffectual he
actually is. Mr. Trump's victory put him
out of a nice government job.
 
 
+6 # futhark 2017-02-26 22:00
A letter to the editor of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat proposed that the White House press corps give Mr. Trump his due at the next press conference: stand in silence and ask no questions. After all, why should they subject themselves to his abuse and, anyway, one can't count on his answers containing any reliable or useful information. A cold-shoulder treatment would be exactly what he deserves and if he wants to have a Twitter temper tantrum about it, fine! That would just serve to reinforce the impression many people around the world already have of his character: a narrow-minded, narcissistic bully who has never learned the most elementary social skills of mutual respect and playing by the rules.
 
 
+2 # Jim Young 2017-02-27 17:21
Perhaps the News agencies rejected by Trump should attend alternate press conferences with Alec Baldwin.

The Correspondent's Dinner should be much more enlightening since Trump is not planning to show up, and it would be a great start on using Alec Baldwin in his place at all sorts of events.
 
 
+2 # ericlipps 2017-02-28 19:08
Trump would just fill the silence with more of his trademark egotistical blather.
 
 
+1 # thekidde 2017-03-01 09:29
Herr Drumpf is toast - sooner or later. He hasn't any attribute that contributes to honorable and effective leadership. And, he's a coward.
 

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