Trump Floats Starbucks Boycott, Pledges Return Of ‘Merry Christmas’

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Donald Trump on Monday night criticized Starbucks for creating a blank red cup for the holiday season, rather than including winter or Christmas-themed designs.

Starbucks’ decision has angered Christians who believe the coffee chain has declared a “war on Christmas.”

“I have one of the most successful Starbucks, in Trump Tower. Maybe we should boycott Starbucks? I don’t know. Seriously, I don’t care. By the way, that’s the end of that lease, but who cares?” Trump said during a campaign event in Illinois on Monday. “If I become president, we’re all going to be saying Merry Christmas again, that I can tell you.”

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  1. Avatar for dswx dswx says:

    “By the way, that’s the end of that lease, but who cares?”
    Starbucks will easily win if they go to court on this. There absolutely no legal reason they can be booted from their lease just so Trump can kowtow to haters who think this country is a theocracy.

  2. He’s got cranky Fox-geezer-speak down cold.

  3. “Christians” are not upset; conservative whack job Christians are upset. And the driving force of their opinion has everything to do with the conservative, and nothing to do with the Christian. This is the type of sloppiness on the part of journalists that not only aids the whack jobs, but promotes divisiveness in our country. It’s time to quit pretending that these assholes represent mainstream Christian thought. It may generate clicks and interest, but it does nothing good for anyone.

  4. “If I become president, we’re all going to be saying Merry Christmas again, that I can tell you.”

    Is he going to compel every business to compel their employees to say “Merry Christmas?” That would make for a very quick loss in the federal courts.

  5. > "I have one of the most successful Starbucks, in Trump Tower. Maybe we should boycott Starbucks? I don’t know. Seriously, I don’t care. By the way, that’s the end of that lease, but who cares?"

    well that’s a weird economic contradiction…

    Trump said during a campaign event in Illinois on Monday. "If I become president, we’re all going to be saying Merry Christmas again, that I can tell you."

    Humbug’s producers got the wrong man to play Scrooge.

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