Home Depot founder condemns boycott
Liberal activists want to boycott Home Depot stores in Lexington County and elsewhere.
They began harassing co-founder Bernie Marcus after he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he supports President Trump.
The newspaper reported he was a top donor to the Trump campaign, although the focus of the article was on his philanthropy.
The billionaire plans to give up to 90% of his more than $5 billion in wealth to charity after he dies.
Marcus responded to the boycott threat on Facebook.
He said “it angers” him to be treated so viciously simply for supporting the president.
He wrote, “I’ve been celebrating with friends, family and the community since I turned 90. All that happiness blew up because I said in a newspaper interview that I have supported and will continue to support Donald Trump.
“Boom!” he said. “Negative stories, vicious threats, without cause, to boycott the company that has enabled my foundation to give billions to support autism, medical research, education, heart and neurological issues like stroke and help our veterans.
"The people who work there are affiliated with both political parties or no party at all. Why would people want to hurt them?
“Am I in China? Argentina? Russia? That’s what it feels like.”