Macy’s Cuts Ties With Trump

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Community organizer Vicente Mayorga, of the immigrant-rights group “Make the Road New York,” stands in front of Macy’s Herald Square flagship store on Wednesday, July 1, in New York. Macy’s became the latest company to end its relationship with presidential candidate Donald Trump after his remarks about Mexican immigrants. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Community organizer Vicente Mayorga, of the immigrant-rights group “Make the Road New York,” stands in front of Macy’s Herald Square flagship store on Wednesday, July 1, in New York. Macy’s became the latest company to end its relationship with presidential candidate Donald Trump after his remarks about Mexican immigrants. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
A Donald Trump menswear collection dress shirt is shown as part of a display of heavily discounted shirts at Macy’s Herald Square flagship store in New York on Wednesday, July 1. Macy’s has dumped Donald Trump, part of continued fallout over the GOP hopeful’s remarks about Mexican immigrants during his presidential campaign announcement. Macy’s has carried a Donald Trump menswear line since 2004, including $70 button down-shirts and $65 striped ties. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
A Donald Trump menswear collection dress shirt is shown as part of a display of heavily discounted shirts at Macy’s Herald Square flagship store in New York on Wednesday, July 1. Macy’s has carried a Donald Trump menswear line since 2004, including $70 button down-shirts and $65 striped ties. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Macy’s is joining the line of companies cutting ties with Donald Trump over the real-estate mogul’s comments about Mexican immigrants.

In this case, it’s neckties. The retailer has marketed a line of menswear with the Trump label since 2004. But in a statement issued Wednesday, Macy’s said it was “disappointed and distressed” over Trump’s June 16 remarks regarding U.S. immigration policy in which he made derogatory remarks about Mexicans. He said Mexican immigrants were bringing drugs and crime into the U.S.

“We have no tolerance for discrimination in any form,” Macy’s said in a statement.

Trump made the comments at the kickoff of his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and has been taking heat ever since.

Trump has already lost business from various media companies with which he had been associated.

The move by Macy’s is a sign that the Trump brand name, a major source of income for the billionaire, is becoming tarnished as a result of the controversy.

The ties and shirts in the Trump line were still on the Macy’s website Wednesday, at discounted prices.

Trump has showed no sign of backing away from his view on immigration. In a Tuesday interview on Fox News Channel, he said, “It’s totally accurate. … The border is a disaster.”

In response to the Macy’s announcement, Trump issued a tweet that said, “We must have strong borders & stop illegal immigration now!”