Home Depot faces boycott over co-founder’s campaign donation

ATLANTA — Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus’s statement that he will donate to U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election bid has sparked calls for a boycott of the retailer. In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Marcus said that he did not “agree with every move” Trump has made, the president has nevertheless “produced more than anybody else.” Despite having been uninvolved in the company since 2002, Marcus has found that his latest comments have consumers taking to social media to call for a boycott of Home Depot. Using the hashtag #boycotthomedepot, Twitter users have announced they will take their business to Lowe’s or Menards, with some saying they plan to cut up their Home Depot cards.