Dubai retail giant suspends sales of Trump products
Dated: December 10, 2015
One of the Middle East’s largest retailers, Landmark Group, has stopped selling Trump-branded products, following the Republican presidential candidate’s controversial call to ban Muslims from the United States.
Earlier this year, Dubai-based Landmark Group’s retail brand Lifestyle announced a partnership to exclusively introduce the Trump Home collection across its outlets in the Gulf region.
However, following billionaire-politician Trump’s inflammatory tirade against Muslims, Sachin Mundhwa, CEO, Lifestyle, stated “As one of the most popular home décor brands in the Middle East, Lifestyle values and respects the sentiments of all its customers. In light of the recent statements made by the presidential candidate in the US media, we have suspended sale of all products from the Trump Home décor range.”
Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the US was the most dramatic response yet by a candidate to last week’s shooting spree by two Muslims who the FBI said had been radicalised. His comments were widely condemned by representatives from both sides of America’s political spectrum.
Trump is currently leading the polls for the Republican nomination to be the next president of the United States of America. His comments have sparked outrage worldwide after he urged a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims” entering his country. However, despite harsh criticism Trump said he stands by his words and did not care about the backlash.