If you’re not a journalist, blogger, political commentator, or an actual politician, why in the world would you throw half of your audience over the boat by talking about politics? That’s what these businesses are doing, and the more they criticize Trump, the more people abandon them.
The National Football league was once America’s favorite pastime (at least during fall and winter). Now, we’d probably be better off starting the first ever real life Hunger Games. Rating would likely increase as well, as there’s been a drop due to the frequent protests. NFL game viewership this season is down about 7 percent from the same point last season and 18 percent compared with the same point in the 2015 season. Budweiser and Papa John’s are also considering pulling thier sponsership. I think I’ll just stick with baseball, where they actually stand up for the nation anthem and respect the Flag.
They claimed to invent the $25 dollar tee shirt, sell shoes for outrageous prices, and are now at the point where begging on their hands and knees to gain customers might become a reality. Last August, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank stepped down from Trump’s American Manufacturing Council. He tweeted that Under Armour engages in innovation and sports, not politics. I don’t think he understood just how political this move was.
Since then sales have gone down and they continue to plumit even further. In an article titled, “Under Armour’s terrible year just got worse”, The Washington Post revealed that, “North American sales at the Baltimore-based company slumped 12 percent in the most recent quarter amid slowing demand and mounting competition. Overall, sales fell 4.5 percent during that period, marking the company’s first quarterly sales drop since going public in 2005. Profits, meanwhile, fell 58 percent to $54 million, or 12 cents per share, from $128 million, or 29 cents per share, a year earlier.” Kevin Plank added that he expects financial struggles to continue. Maybe he should have, I don’t know, not thrown Trump under the bus? Maybe he should have kept his seat at the council? He initially joined thinking it was a good business decision (and it was). When Trump’s denouncing of white supremacy wasn’t good enough, he stepped out so he could have a seat at the liberals table. I have Under Armour shorts for running, but I think I’ll burn those now. Speaking of burning…
Author of Harry Potter, as well as several other books that are irreverent in comparison, J.K. Rowling has turned herself into quite the liberal, political commentator. More often than not, she’s Tweeting her latest reasoning behind her disdain for number 45. When one of her former fans announced that they were burning their Harry Potter books to protest her obvious bias, she replied back by basically saying; go ahead, make my day punk.
Another former fan Tweeted how they had allegedly already burned their books. J.K.Rowling responded with a childish insult, using the fanciest words she could come up with to call this person an idiot.
Fans of Harry Potter, but not necessarily fans of Rowling, (like myself) are going as far to claim that she behaves exactly as Voldemort would. For those of you who don’t know, Voldemort is the main antagonist in the series, and you’re not even supposed to say his name. How many fans is she going to lose, and how many books are going to be burned before she decides to focus on her career and toss politics to the side?
Macy’s, usually known for their grand parades and quality of products, may be in a world of trouble. On October 17th, Macy’s stock was down 6.1%. As stocks drop, and sales continue to decline, one cannot help but wonder if this is due to the stores disavow of Donald Trump. During his campaign, Macy’s decided to drop the Trump clothing line. The department store found Trump’s comments on immigration bad for business. Macy’s was trying to court more Hispanic customers and said it valued diversity. After the falling out, Trump tweeted out to his supporters and encouraged them to boycott Macy’s. Look’s like they listened.
A place that sells clothes for Nords only. Okay, that’s a terrible pun, but it’s no surprise that Nordstrom is struggling. After Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy, Nordstrom has been unable to secure financing. Their plan to go private is falling apart faster than the Berlin wall. Stock shares are also down. More than 8 percent in fact. If thy need answers, I’ve got one. A very simple one. Ivanka Trump. After the department store chain said goodbye to the president’s daughter earlier this year, Trump once again took to Twitter to have the last laugh.
These are just some of the bushiness that have crossed Trump and haven’t lived to see the light of day since. If you have any sort of prestigious position in life, try veering away from the topic of politics. If you’re a Trump hater, chances are you won’t make it out alive.
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