Donald Trump on Macy's Protester: He's 'Helping' Business
The “Apprentice” star tweeted that a lawsuit against Dump Trump organizer Angelo Carusone isn’t viable because the petition is actually helping sales of his merchandise.
Donald Trump may have reason to thank the man protesting his business relationship with Macy’s -- at least according to a series of biting tweets the Apprentice star unleashed Wednesday.
One day after The Hollywood Reporter reported Trump’s lawyer threatened to sue Dump Trump organizer Angelo Carusone for $25 million in damages because of his protest, the real estate mogul tweeted that the anti-Trump campaign had actually made “people aware of how good” his Macy’s products were.
“Looks like a lawsuit against GoAngelo won’t work -- my ties & shirts doing too well at Macy’s -- he's actually helping. I have no damages!” he tweeted. (Read all of Trump’s tweets on the subject below.)
Dummy @goangelo who had 11 people show up for 15 min. at his “massive” rally at Macy’s is trying to get publicity for self by using me— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2013
My ties & shirts at Macy’s are doing great. Stupid @goangelo is making people aware of how good they are!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2013
Looks like a lawsuit against GoAngelo won’t work -- my ties & shirts doing too well at Macy’s -- he's actually helping. I have no damages!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2013
Wow, Macy's numbers just in -- Trump is doing better than ever -- thanks for your great support!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2013
Carusone has been protesting Macy’s relationship with Trump since November, asking the retailer to stop featuring Trump in its advertising and to cease carrying his brand of clothing and fragrances. The campaign, which has attracted 680,000 signatures on the left-leaning SignOn.org, also has organized protests at key Macy’s locations, including arranging for mobile billboards to circle Macy's corporate headquarters and flagship store in New York prior to Christmas.
He told THR on Tuesday he would not stop the protest, despite having received a letter from Trump’s attorney charging him with “malicious efforts” to interfere with Trump’s business relationships and threatening him and his associates with a lawsuit. On Wednesday, he fired back at Trump with some tweets of his own:
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