Uh Oh, Trump's Gone And Pissed Off The Walmart Now!
When EVEN WALMART says you're being li'l bit too racist ...;
CEOs can't seem to run away from Donald Trump fast enough after his shitty response to the Charlottesville Nazi Attacks. You'd think they would have been running away anyway, since the president sucks at business so hard, but that's a conversation for another day. Walmart's CEO, Doug McMillon, isn't giving up his spot on Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum (pussy!), but he did rebuke Trump, bigly, on the company's website:
As we watched the events and the response from President Trump over the weekend, we too felt that he missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together by unequivocally rejecting the appalling actions of white supremacists.
But then he rolled over like a common corporate whore and said Trump did a REALLY GOOD JOB Monday, when he managed to say Nazis are bad without throwing up in his mouth even a little bit:
His remarks today were a step in the right direction and we need that clarity and consistency in the future.
Blah blah blah Walmart, stick to low, low prices and paying your employees so little they have to do canned food drives FOR EACH OTHER at Christmastime. And selling guns. Lots and lots of guns. And tiki torches ... HEY WAIT A MINUTE. Maybe if Walmart just refused to sell things to Nazis, then ... fuck it, it'll never happen, we shall not waste our breath.
The New York Times quotes a Walmart spokesperson, who says McMillon is sticking around because he wants to influence change from the inside or some shit like that, we fell asleep during that sentence.
ANYWAY, this gives us an opportunity to give loving Wonkette pats on the ass to the CEOs who have kicked Trump to the curb after his reaction to Charlottesville.
It all started with Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier announcing Monday he would leave Trump's manufacturing council. Trump was quick to pounce, because when one of his critics is black or a woman or anybody who's not a literal actual Nazi, he's not so shy about punching back:
He's so fucking classy.
But after that, also on Monday, two more CEOs, Kevin Plank from Under Armour and Brian Krzanick from Intel, decided to play a little game of "ACTUALLY, Mr. President," and quit the council as well. Obviously, this all got up the president's ass, so he had a temper tantrum:
You bet, Mister Trump. Maybe some of those Nazis are CEOs who could take their place. Haha just kidding, none of those fuckers are smart enough to be CEO of anything, and also they all just got fired. Maybe you can put Ivanka on there or something. Isn't she the CEO of shitty foreign-made shoes and poorly designed clothes and stolen diamonds?
On Tuesday, approximately 15 seconds after that bitchy tweet from Trump, Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manfacturing, quit the president's MANUFACTURING COUNCIL, which seems kind of bad, we think?
We guess all these people are just big GRANDSTANDERS! Or alternately, they're people who run huge companies and organizations, and some mix of humanity and concern for their bottom line is leading them to run for the hills from a loser president with a Shitty-Percent approval rating who can't seem to rise to the occasion when LITERAL FUCKING NAZIS KILL AMERICANS.
The website Recode has a running list of CEOs who have walked away from Trump, including ones who told the president to pound sand before Charlottesville, like Elon Musk (SpaceX/Tesla) and Bob Iger (Disney). There's also a running list of who's still sticking with Trump, you know, in case you want to raise awareness or stop buying their products entirely. Jamie Dimon (JPMorgan Chase) and Indra Nooyi (PepsiCo) are still there, as are Ginni Rometty (IBM) and Mary Barra (General Motors). AND A WHOLE SHIT PASSEL OF OTHERS.
Do whatever you'd like to do with that information, but just in case you're wondering, all the links on those company names go directly to their Twitter accounts. It would be terrible for some poor social media manger at Pepsi to be inundated with people yelling at them about why they're still in bed with that stupid fucking Nazi-enabler in the White House, but we can't control what you do, as we are not your real dad. (Yes we are.)
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