Unlike so many Left-infested businesses, the billionaire co-founder and first CEO of Home Depot, Bernie Marcus, 90, is a Trump supporter since 2016.
Marcus recently made known he will be a donor to reelect President Trump in 2020.
Reporting for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) on June 30, 2019, Matt Kempner cites OpenSecrets.org that Marcus was a “top contributor” to Donald Trump during his presidential run.
Marcus told the AJC that he plans to support the president’s re-election bid because while Trump “sucks” at communication, he deserves praise for boosting U.S. jobs, confronting China on trade, and taking action against Iranian and North Korean aggression. Marcus said Trump has “a businessman’s common sense approach to most things. Now, do I agree with every move that he makes? No, I don’t. But the truth is he has produced more than anybody else. He has. If we look at this country, I would say that we are better off today than we were eight years ago or six years ago.”
News of Marcus’ support of Trump’s reelection enraged the Left.
A day after the Atlantic Journal-Constitution report, the #BoycottHomeDeport hashtag began to trend on Twitter.
#HomeDepot founder Bernie Marcus was one of #Trump‘s largest donors in 2016, giving $7 million to Trump’s campaign through outside groups. He plans to financially support the president in the 2020 election #BoycottHomeDepot https://t.co/rgjeSaSjsU
— Andy Behrman (@electroboyusa) July 7, 2019
So let’s start a counter-campaign in support of Home Depot!
Bernie Marcus has donated about $2 billion to more than 300 organizations throughout the world over the course of his life, including the Georgia Aquarium ($250 million), an autism center in Atlanta, a trauma center and a stroke and neuroscience center at Grady Health System.
He plans to give away most of his wealth before he dies. After he dies, 80 to 90% of whatever is left will go to his foundation, which in turn will give to philanthropic causes. Marcus has left instructions for the foundation board, outlining his priorities — from medical discoveries and treatment for kids with autism to creating 20 to 25 centers around the country to help veterans suffering from brain injuries and post-traumatic stress.