Camping World Tells Trump Supporters to Shop Elsewhere — NASCAR Legend Mark Martin Cancels His $150K Order (Updated)
As Tom Franklin reported earlier, in recent weeks, several CEOs have distanced themselves from President Trump. Some have left advisory councils. Some have attacked President Trump in the press.
But few of them have businesses that serve President Trump’s core supporters.
Now, a CEO of a NASCAR sponsor has decided to tell Trump supporters to take their business elsewhere.
NESN Sports reported:
“Marcus Lemonis invites customers to take their RV and outdoor needs elsewhere. Close followers of NASCAR know Lemonis, CEO of Camping World, is a major player in the sport. His brand is the title sponsor of the truck racing series, while its subsidiary Overton’s has sponsored multiple races and cars this season. With that in mind, NASCAR chairman Brian France — a vocal Donald Trump supporter — might want to watch his words.
Amid the flood of CEOs rushing to distance themselves from Trump after the U.S. president’s wishy-washy denunciation of white supremacy last weekend, Lemonis issued some of the harshest remarks yet. In an appearance Wednesday on CNBC’s ‘Power Lunch,’ Lemonis invited people who supported Trump’s comments to shop elsewhere. ‘There’s no doubt that there is probably not many consumers in this country today that are in favor of what has been said in the last couple days — and if they are, frankly, don’t shop at my business,’ Lemonis said, per CNBC.com.”
Camping World CEO tells customers who agree with Trump not to shop there.
No problemo, el fascisti.
— Larry Schweikart (@LarrySchweikart) August 18, 2017
That was a BIG MISTAKE!
NASCAR driver Mark Martin honored their request and announced he just cancelled a $150,000 order with the company.
Via The Donald Reddit:
Good for Mark Martin!
UPDATE: Mark Martin later updated his stance on the company after speaking with the CEO.
“After a call from Marcus Lemonis today
regret my tweet yesterday. I believe many articles about his statement