Companies Bail out on GOP Convention After Facing Pressure

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  1. Zaac

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    Companies Bail out on GOP Convention After Facing Pressure

    Donald Trump has promised to liven up this year's Republican National Convention. But some of America's biggest corporations are bailing on the party.

    Apple recently became the latest company to give the GOP's presumptive nominee the cold shoulder; it won't contribute money or products to the Republicans' big shindig in Cleveland this month. HP Inc. is also withholding support, while Microsoft is giving products only, not cash. Beyond the tech industry, Ford, JPMorgan Chase and United Parcel Service have opted to withhold support.

    Most of these companies are also taking a pass on donating to the 2016 Democratic convention. In previous election cycles, though, several of them have given Republican organizers more — sometimes far more — in cash or donated products than they have the Democrats, making their pullback from the Republican gathering this year more dramatic.

    WHY COMPANIES ARE UNEASY

    The reasons aren't completely clear. None of these companies publicly described its decisions as a repudiation of Trump. Several declined to discuss their thinking, while others said their sponsorship plans were decided months before Trump emerged as the front-runner for the GOP nomination.

    In many cases, however, their decisions became known after civil rights groups launched a public effort — including billboards, letters and online messages — aimed at persuading companies to withhold support for an event celebrating a candidate who's campaigned with incendiary proposals , racial rhetoric and harsh comments about immigrants and women.

    "Of course it's because of Trump," said Larry Sabato, a University of Virginia political scientist who has studied party conventions for more than 30 years. Business executives, he said, don't want to alienate customers who may be offended by Trump's statements. "Just as candidates don't get votes from people they insult," he said, "corporations don't get business from people they insult."

    Even so, Republican convention organizers say their fundraising is going well. More than 100 donors have contributed a total of $57.5 million, or about 90 percent of what's needed, said Emily Lauer of the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee. She declined to provide a list of sponsors. Trump's campaign did not respond to requests for comment.

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    GOP agenda.

    5:00 Speech by Eric Trump

    6:00 Speech by Ivanka Trump

    7:00 Speech by Donald Trump Jr.

    8:00 Speech by Melania Trump

    9:00 Speech by Donald Trump

    Who wouldn't want to sponsor that?

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    You have GOT to be making that up!:Roflmao
     
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    Not far from it. They said all family members were going to speak. They've got very few Republicans lined up except the shine boxes--Christie, Huckabee, and Carson. Ivanka said there would be "coaches and athletes and everything in between" which I guess means trainers, equipment managers, and assistant coaches.

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    Oh gosh! Does he have his producers from his reality show working on this "production" too?
     
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    Well, Ivanka said, "we know how to do conventions."

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    More garbage journalism - notice AyeBeeSee News says that the GOP had raised 90% of its goal and most of those companies aren't giving anything to the DNC this year, either. Now, I do think Trump is against open-borders, so that explains Apple and HP.

    I can't really blame most of these companies for withholding support - both of these conventions could result in riots and worse, and there's no reason to alienate half of the voting populace to satisfy the other half.
     
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    :Sneaky Well alright then Ms. Ivanka.
     
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    Not sure about the democrat convention, but there will be violent demonstrations at the republican convention. BLM in collusion with the Obama administration and funded by far left radicals will make sure of that. Their stated goal is martial law and a continued Obama presidency.


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