Who could doubt that Walmart has made financial contributions to the campaign to elect Donald Trump the next President of the United States? I have no doubt that Walmart made contributions to all the Republican candidates, Hillary Clinton and maybe, just maybe, even Bernie Sanders, but I would imagine that Bernie would have sent that money back. Nationally the question has morphed into: Is Donald Trump, despite his steamroller campaign, too toxic to risk the push back from voters? Maybe. Patricja Okuniewska, reporting in Ditch Trump and GOP convention, Midtown protesters tell Walmart; retail giant donating to Dems too for The New York Daily News, writes:
A group of protesters has a “yuge” problem with Walmart. About 40 people gathered in front of Trump Tower on Thursday urging the retail giant to drop plans to support the GOP convention, where Donald Trump is on track to be nominated for President later this month. Reps from groups including Walmart Free NYC, The Black Institute and a commercial workers union passed a petition calling on Walmart to take back $15,000 it has donated to the Republican National Convention and boycott the July 18-21 Trumpfest in Cleveland. “Walmart and Trump, everywhere they go, they create injustice and unfairness,” said Brendan Sexton, political coordinator for UFCW Local 1500. “Walmart’s silence is Trump's pleasure.” Cleveland plans to beef up security for 2016 GOP Convention Amid rounds of chanting — lines included “Walmart, Walmart, you don't care. Fire Donald if you dare!” — protesters said they hoped to reach 25,000 signatures for their petition. They added it had more than 14,000 as of Thursday. Similar protests were taking place in Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.Of course, Walmart has already profited far more than $15,000 from the Trump campaign. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.