Trump thinks of boycotting Starbucks, but just maybe.


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump weighed in on the latest odd Starbucks controversy, saying that maybe Americans shout boycott the Company.

Trump thinks it is reasonable to boycott Starbucks after the coffee giant announced it would abandon its Christmas-themed cups.

"I have one of the most successful Starbucks, in Trump Tower. Maybe we should boycott Starbucks? I don't know. Seriously, I don't care. That's the end of that lease, but who cares?" Trump told a crowd in Springfield, Illinois, on Monday. "If I become president, we're all going to be saying Merry Christmas again, that I can tell you. That I can tell you."

Trump's comments, on the eve of the next Republican presidential debate, is his latest rhetoric to win over Christian evangelicals who are much of the base in states like Iowa and South Carolina. Trump is grappling with Ben Carson, the other Republican front-runner and an evangelical favorite, in those two early voting states.

Starbucks said earlier that it had removed "symbols of the season" used in the past, which have included reindeer and ornaments, in favor of a simple, two-toned red cup. Some Christian leaders have long attacked secular businesses for waging a "War on Christmas" and prevented customers and employees from sharing Christmas greetings.

Trump previously pledged to his allegiance to Christmas during a campaign rally in October. "I guarantee if I become president, we're going to be saying 'Merry Christmas' at every store," he had said.

Only the customers can decide whether they think it’s justified to boycott Starbucks because of a change in their cups design and the fact that they don’t want to tell their customers ‘Merry Christmas’ anymore.




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