Hispanic Federation Statement on Decision by Macy’s to Discontinue Sale of Donald Trump Merchandise in Stores

July 1, 2015 (New York, NY) – Hispanic Federation has released the following statement regarding Macy’s decision to pull Donald Trump merchandise from its stores.

“The Hispanic Federation applauds the decision by Macy’s to discontinue their relationship with Donald Trump and pull his brand merchandise from its stores. It has become clear that Mr. Trump’s comments, which reflected gross mischaracterizations of Mexicans – and, by extension, the Latino community – are not in line with the values Macy’s and the overwhelming majority of Americans hold dear.

Rather than apologize, Mr. Trump has chosen to continue to disparage the entire Latino community by defending his comments. We are proud that Macy’s has expressed in no uncertain terms that they will not tolerate Mr. Trump’s brand of bigotry. It affirms the values of diversity, respect and fairness we share as institutional partners and, above all, prize as a nation."