Hispanic corporate group applauds Macy’s break-up with Trump

An Hispanic corporate group applauds Macy’s move to end its business relationship with Donald Trump, saying the the real estate developer and TV personality should apologize for his comments insulting Mexicans.

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES (JULY 1, 2015) (NBC) – Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility CEO Cid Wilson said on Wednesday (July 1) that corporations “must distance themselves from Donald Trump to avoid the risk of brand association.”

Speaking at a press conference in Washington, Wilson said that Trump’s recent remarks were anti-Mexican, anti-Latino, and anti-immigrant.

Department store Macy’s said earlier on Wednesday that it would end its business relationship with Donald Trump, becoming the latest company to sever ties with the real estate developer and TV personality after his comments insulting Mexicans.

Macy’s said it would phase-out Trump’s menswear collection, which includes shirts, ties, cufflinks and suits and have been sold by the department store since 2004.

“Macy’s is a company that stands for diversity and inclusion. We have no tolerance for discrimination in any form,” the company said in an emailed statement. “In light of statements made by Donald Trump, which are inconsistent with Macy’s values, we have decided to discontinue our business relationship with Mr. Trump.”

Trump filed a $500 million lawsuit on Tuesday against Univision over the Spanish-language TV network’s decision to end its contract to broadcast the Miss USA pageant, which is co-owned by Trump.

Univision said last week it would not air the July 12 pageant because of what it called insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants made by Trump.