Macy’s Inc., the largest department-store chain in the U.S., is cutting ties with Donald Trump after his remarks about Mexican immigrants caused an uproar.
The company plans to phase out its Trump menswear collection, which has been sold at the chain since 2004, saying it has “no tolerance for discrimination in any form.”
The line includes $70 shirts and $65 ties, and Macy’s has featured Trump in its TV commercials.
Macy’s decision drop Trump follows a similar move by NBC earlier this week.
The billionaire drew criticism after a June 16 speech announcing a run for president, when he said Mexicans bring drugs and crime into the U.S. and called immigrants “rapists.”
“We are disappointed and distressed by recent remarks about immigrants from Mexico,” Macy’s said in a statement on Wednesday. “We do not believe the disparaging characterizations portray an accurate picture of the many Mexicans, Mexican Americans and Latinos who have made so many valuable contributions to the success of our nation.”
Trump’s comments prompted NBC to stop airing his annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants. Last week, Univision Communications Inc. also canceled its telecast of the July Miss USA pageant, citing Trump’s comments.
Trump has filed a $500 million lawsuit against Univision, citing breach of contract, defamation and First Amendment violations.
A MoveOn.org petition to get Macy’s to drop Trump, the chain’s merchandising partner and sometime spokesman, gathered more than 728,000 signatures.