With another four years in office, Trump can improve the small business climate even further, facilitating entrepreneurship, which accelerates economic growth and provides careers to those who need them most. No, I don't. In his tweets, Mr. Trump called Marcus a "truly great, patriotic & charitable man" who contributed to "your favorite President. But Marcus' support drew a new wave of scrutiny after he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution last month that he planned to donate to Mr. Trump's 2020 campaign. Robert Mercer donated $400,000 to pro-Trump super PAC the Great America PAC in 2018, and he gave $355,200 to Trump’s joint fundraising committee earlier this year. Biden's inauguration will be virtual. "What the president is doing right now is unbelievably cruel," the Vermont Democrat said in an interview with ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. Marcus' comments set off a #BoycottHomeDepot campaign online, with users saying they would cut up their Home Depot cards and never shop at its stores again. One-sixth of Americans have medical debt in collections. He donated $7 million to Mr. Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. And the poverty rate fell to its lowest level in 60 years. All rights reserved. In an opinion piece, titled 'Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus: Trump deserves a second term and has my vote. He launched Operation Warp Speed that reduced burdensome regulations to develop a vaccine in record time. Market data provided by Factset. Bernie Marcus has been in the news because the company he co-created, Home Depot, was being threatened with boycotts after he told a journalist he supports President Donald Trump and … If re-elected, he will quickly end this COVID nightmare and restart the American dream. In an interview of Bernie Marcus, the founder of Home Depot was asked. The 91-year-old billionaire is hopeful that t It takes more than one term in office to fix the mess left behind by Obama and Biden. Interview with Bernie Marcus. He’s rough, rude, aggressive—completely unpresidential. Biden would undo these accomplishments if elected and return the country to the stagnant Obama era. Here's why." Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. Fight for Bernie Marcus and Home Depot!". All rights reserved. He deserves four more years. President Trump has stared down COVID-19, the biggest threat this country has faced in at least a generation. "Do to them what they do to you. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. And he championed a smart reopening of the economy, which has saved countless lives and livelihoods. Home Depot appeared to distance itself from its co-founder Bernie Marcus after his support for President Trump's reelection campaign led to calls for a boycott of the retailer. or redistributed. If we look at this country, I would say that we are better off today than we were eight years ago or six years ago.". But the truth is he has produced more than anybody else. Atlanta billionaire Bernie Marcus says he has donated about $2 billion to more than 300 organizations over the course of his life. Trump has succeeded in lowering the national unemployment rate to below eight percent over the last five months, a feat that took the Obama/Biden administration nearly four years to accomplish following the Great Recession. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. DONALD TRUMP: REELECT ME AND I WILL CONTINUE TO DELIVER SAFETY, PROSPERITY AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL AMERICANS. Marcus said he stood by the president even though he thought Mr. Trump's communication "sucks. Billionaire Bernie Marcus has pledged to give away most of his $4.5billion fortune before he dies - and confirmed he will support Donald Trump in the 2020 election. The co-founder of Home Depot, Bernie Marcus, thinks Trump deserves a second term. Marcus is a major GOP donor who spent more than $7 million through outside groups to help elect Trump in 2016. Throughout his term, Trump has demonstrated real leadership -- unbowed by political and elite opinion -- that Americans want and deserve from their president. Marcus said last month he will back Trump in the 2020 election. Legal Statement. Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized President Donald Trump for not signing the coronavirus relief package, which jeopardized unemployment benefits for millions of Americans. ", "These people are vicious and totally crazed," Mr Trump said about the boycotters. When Marcus announced in 2019 that he would financially support the Donald Trump 2020 presidential campaign , it triggered calls for a boycott of Home Depot even though Marcus was by then no longer with the company. Marcus — a 90-year-old billionaire who left Home Depot in 2002 — has been backing Mr. Trump and other Republicans for years. Trump could ride wave of new, unique Republicans to victory: Geraldo Rivera, Secretary of State Pompeo: America First foreign policy is succeeding, Sen. Mike Lee: Big Tech companies falsely claim no bias against conservatives — they may be violating law, Andrew McCarthy: In election cases, Supreme Court intimidated into paralysis by left-wing media and Democrats. Get the recap of top opinion commentary and original content throughout the week. Another Home Depot co-founder, Ken Langone, has also been an outspoken supporter of Mr. Trump and the GOP. “Well, you know, I thought about General Patton. Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus is the founder of JCN. That Trump has held his Republican caucus and base, despite this unprecedented climate, is a testament to his leadership, charisma, and policy agenda. Meet Bernie Marcus, the 90-year-old billionaire founder of Home Depot, who is a major Trump donor and plans on giving most of his $5.9 billion fortune away Taylor Nicole Rogers 2019-07-23T14:04:00Z 1:42. The media, never kind to Republicans, gave up their pretense of objectivity and lost all credibility by relentlessly blowing wind in the sails of conspiracy theories and witch hunts. His regulatory agenda, headlined by his support for Green New Deal-esque legislation, would dramatically raise the cost of energy, which lubricates the economy, creating enormous new expenses for small businesses and consumers. Trump deserves a second term not despite his COVID-19 response but because of it. He spoke with Philanthropy about what the coronavirus pandemic will mean for the economy and how he is advocating for charitable groups and especially small businesses as federal officials scramble for emergency … This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Trump’s record is even more impressive considering he has faced the most hostile media environment and Democrat intransigence in modern American history. First published on July 10, 2019 / 7:28 PM. The boycott campaign even drew a response from Mr. Trump, who said the people slamming Home Depot are "vicious and totally crazed. The campaign caught the attention of Mr. Trump, who fired off three tweets Tuesday night slamming the boycott. In a Friday opinion article in Fox News, Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus explained why he was supporting a second term for President Trump and why other Americans should do similarly. Why is he fundraising for it? His executive orders to expand short-term and association health plans will finally lower healthcare costs for patients and small businesses. “President Trump is now presiding over one of the fastest economic recoveries in the nation’s history,” writes Bernie Marcus, the retired co-founder of the Home Depot and founder of the Job Creators Network. This failing status quo hardly protects those who need healthcare the most. “Why are you voting for Trump? Now at age 90, he's still active in public policy and economic development. Undecided voters should ask themselves: Do I want to return to the pre-pandemic Trump nation or the Obama-Biden stagnation? Who else is ready to boycott Home Depot?#BoycottHomeDepot — Chip Franklin (@chipfranklin) October 30, 2020. Marcus was also a top donor to President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign — and he plans to support the president during his 2020 re-election bid, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Bernie Marcus gave $7 million to spending groups and PACs supporting Donald Trump in 2016, and will also support his re-election campaign. In an op-ed for Fox News, Marcus writes that Trump and “the economy he created” are both “healthy and strong and can recover quickly from coronavirus”: Just look at Thursday's record 33.1 percent GDP growth for the latest proof. Bernie Marcus, the co-founder of Home Depot, endorsed President Donald Trump in the 2020 election and called him "Ronald Reagan's heir," which was immediately met with uproar by Democrats online. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. Democrats in Congress pursued a bogus impeachment at the expense of preparing for the pandemic. The Georgia Aquarium was his nearly $250 million gift to the state. He donated $7 million to Mr. Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. ", "Bernie retired from The Home Depot more than 15 years ago and isn't speaking on behalf of the company," Home Depot spokeswoman Margaret Smith said in a media statement. © 2019 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. Bernie Marcus, Chairman of the Marcus Foundation, founder of Job Creators Network, and retired co-founder of The Home Depot said that President Trump’s handling of economic policy qualifies him for another four years in office, and the contrasting vision for the country’s future disqualifies former Vice President Joe Biden. Market data provided by Factset. Georgia Democrats join Trump to defend Home Depot, Bernie Marcus Atlanta billionaire Bernie Marcus says he has donated about $2 billion to more than 300 organizations over the course of his life. Marcus wrote an opinion piece on Fox News titled "Trump deserves a second term and has my vote. Me too. He is truly Ronald Reagan’s heir. And his support for a public health care option would decimate private coverage because young, healthy, and fixed-income Americans would jump to this “free” alternative, leaving vulnerable groups holding the bag, creating a death spiral that would culminate in single-payer and the destruction of U.S. health care. "You know, Joe, I ran because of you," said Trump at last week's presidential debate. For the first time in recorded history, there were more available jobs nationwide than unemployed people to fill them. 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"Trump deserves a second term not despite his COVID-19 response, but because of it," Bernie Marcus, the retired co-founder of The Home Depot, wrote in an opinion article published by Fox News, I don’t understand.” Bernie smiled and quietly replied. The unemployment rate fell to historic lows, including record levels for Hispanic and Black workers. He has. "Now, do I agree with every move that he makes? Trump made the bold decision to block travel from China in January despite widespread criticisms from Biden, the media, and public health officials. Ex-convicts, the disabled, and others on the labor market fringe were able to find work and meaning. His rules to require health care price transparency will allow health care consumers to shop around for less expensive care and coverage like they do for any other product or service in the economy. While Democrats try to blame Trump for the roughly 220,000 disease victims, far more would have perished if Joe Biden were in office. “More and more the Radical Left is using Commerce to hurt their 'Enemy.' "I ran because of Barack Obama, because you did a poor job.". Bernie Marcus is the co-founder of Home Depot and a prolific philanthropist. "In fact, as a standard practice, the company does not endorse Presidential candidates.". This has created a roaring and resilient small business economy that can quickly bounce back from the pandemic shock. Bernie Marcus — Chairman of the Marcus Foundation, founder of Job Creators Network, and retired co-founder of The Home Depot — argues that President Donald Trump’s handling of economic policy qualifies him for another four years in office, and the contrasting vision for the country’s future disqualifies former Vice President Joe Biden. One such personality is the 91-year-old billionaire Bernie Marcus, the co-founder of The Home Depot, the largest home improvement retailer in the US. In 2019, middle-class incomes grew at the record rate of 6.8 percent – almost 50 percent more than during the entire eight-year Obama-Biden administration. Before COVID, Trump’s policies improved the wellbeing of the vast majority of Americans. While Democrats prattle on endlessly about protecting patients with preexisting conditions, Democrats themselves have threatened healthcare for this vulnerable group by making it so expensive. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, Income gains were especially pronounced among low-income, female, and minority families. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. Behind these indicators are millions of ordinary Americans who lived their business dreams, provided for their children, and found their footing on the career ladder. 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