But a BUYcott effort is launched as Trump jumps into the fray.
The pattern of leftist thugs trying to take down a company or person over support for or even affiliation with a cause they don’t like is repeating itself, this time at L.L. Bean, the famed Maine-based company.
Boston Magazine reports:
Trump opponents are waging a campaign to boycott L.L. Bean after it came to light that a member of the family that runs the business, Linda Bean, donated a healthy sum of $60,000 to a Trump-supporting super PAC. A group called Grab Your Wallet, which maintains a list of companies to avoid due to ties to Trump, called for a boycott, and now leadership at the company is taking those threats seriously, urging people not to let politics influence their opinions of a 100-year-old brand.
L.L. Bean board chairman Shawn Gorman sounded off about the proposed boycott on Facebook, saying he was “deeply troubled” by the implication that the outerwear brand has political leanings.
“We fully acknowledge and respect that some may disagree with the political views of a single member of our 10-person board of directors,” he wrote. “Like most large families, the more than 50 family member-owners of the business hold views and embrace causes across the political spectrum, just as our employees and customers do. And as every member of the family would agree, no individual alone speaks on behalf of the business or represents the values of the company that L.L. built.”
The story was featured on Fox and Friends this morning:
Donald Trump has joined the battle:
Thank you to Linda Bean of L.L.Bean for your great support and courage. People will support you even more now. Buy L.L.Bean. @LBPerfectMaine
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2017
It will be interesting to see if this backfires on the boycotters, as it did with the young woman singing the national anthem at the Inauguration, Jackie Evancho’s Album Hits #1 After Announcing Performance at Trump’s Inauguration.DONATE
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