Presidential campaigns spend a lot on branded merchandise, like signs, hats and T-shirts. But which 2016 candidate spends the most on political campaign products?
Macy’s, the second-largest U.S. department-store chain, is feeling the pressure to drop Donald Trump-branded apparel after the billionaire recently launched political attacks against President Barack Obama in the election campaign.
A petition, started by Angelo Carusone, has collected almost 500,000 names to date. Macy’s maintains its merchandise and marketing do not represent any political position; meanwhile, others are questioning the validity of Carusone’s petition.
Some people have remarkable branding ability. During a historic week when President Obama was dealing with serious international issues and the subsequent capture and killing of our nation's number-one enemy, Donald Trump was cashing in on all the free press he could muster.