Sunday, June 19, 2016

Bitchfork alert: Major US companies will not support GOP convention - but some do

Hey! Have I got your attention? This is a BFD. First snippets are from Bloomberg.com.

A growing number of prominent U.S. corporations are opting to drop or scale back their sponsorship of the Republican national convention next month in Cleveland, as the nomination of Donald Trump promises a level of controversy rarely seen in such gatherings.

Among those to signal in recent days that they won't sponsor the convention this year are Wells Fargo & Co., United Parcel Service Inc., Motorola Solutions Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Ford Motor Co., and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. All of those companies sponsored the previous Republican conclave, in Tampa, Florida, in 2012.

And now Apple has joined in - story at TalkingPointsMemo.

Apple told Republican officials that it will not offer funding or help for the Republican national convention in July because of the party's support for Donald Trump, Politico reported on Saturday.

Buzzfeed News later confirmed that Apple would not aid the Republican convention.

Apple refused help to the GOP due to Trump's comments about women, immigrants and minorities, according to Politico.

"We are working with a variety of major tech partners who are focused on being part of the American political process," a spokesperson for the GOP convention told Politico when asked about Apple decision to stay away from the convention. Apple declined to comment to Politico and Buzzfeed News.

Here's the good and bad and ugly.

Several companies have decided to pass on the Republican convention this year, including Wells Fargo & Co. and Ford Motor Co. However, tech companies like Facebook, Google and Microsoft have all said they will provide help to the Republican convention this year, according to Politico.

Pick one or more from that list of RNC (aka Trump) supporters. Get out your bitchforks and get to work.

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