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Petition for Macy's to drop Donald Trump merch gets fired up

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By John McCarthy | Media editor

July 1, 2015 | 2 min read

A petition to get presidential candidate Donald Trump’s products dropped by US retailer Macy’s is gaining momentum with the push sitting just short of three quarters of a million signatories.

Following NBC dropping Trump as the fire-happy host of the Apprentice as a result of him branding Mexican immigrants as [sic] "rapers" and "killers", angered petitioners moved to pressure Macy’s to drop his merchandise from shelves.

The petition, hosted on MoveOn.org, has at the time of publication mustered an impressive 726,802 signatures, calling for the tycoon's products to be canned

Initiated by an Angelo Carusone, the petition reads: “Macy's: Donald Trump does not reflect ‘the magic of Macy's’.

“We urge you to sever ties with him. Macy's says it has a strong obligation to be ‘socially responsible’ and that ‘actions speak louder than words.’ Indeed. It's time to act.”

The backlash also saw Trump’s partially owned Miss USA pageant canned by Univision last week.

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