Trump suggests Starbucks boycott over its Christmas coffee cups

Religious conservatives see cups as part of effort to undermine meaning of the holiday.

By REUTERS
November 10, 2015 16:28

Donald Trump VS Starbucks cups

Donald Trump VS Starbucks cups

 
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At a campaign event in Springfield, Illinois, Donald Trump suggested a boycott of coffee giant Starbucks over the design of its Christmas coffee cups. The all-red design has angered religious conservatives who see it as part of an effort to undermine the meaning of Christmas.

"Starbucks is taking merry Christmas off [their cups] no more merry Christmas," Trump said. 

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"If I become president, we'll all be saying merry Christmas again," the candidate said to applause.

Trump told a raucous crowd, "Maybe we should boycott Starbucks. I don't know."

The real estate mogul also attacked his main rival, Ben Carson.

"This is a strange election, isn't it?", he said. "If you try and hit your mother over the head with a hammer, your poll numbers go up."

Carson has faced a barrage of questions in recent days over claims about his allegedly violent past.


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