First published on July 10, 2019 / 7:28 PM. Marcus said last month he will back Trump in the 2020 election. "I ran because of Barack Obama, because you did a poor job.". While Democrats prattle on endlessly about protecting patients with preexisting conditions, Democrats themselves have threatened healthcare for this vulnerable group by making it so expensive. Here's why." Robert Mercer donated $400,000 to pro-Trump super PAC the Great America PAC in 2018, and he gave $355,200 to Trump’s joint fundraising committee earlier this year. In an opinion piece, titled 'Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus: Trump deserves a second term and has my vote. But Marcus' support drew a new wave of scrutiny after he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution last month that he planned to donate to Mr. Trump's 2020 campaign. Another Home Depot co-founder, Ken Langone, has also been an outspoken supporter of Mr. Trump and the GOP. 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"Trump deserves a second term not despite his COVID-19 response, but because of it," Bernie Marcus, the retired co-founder of The Home Depot, wrote in an opinion article published by Fox News, Trump deserves the opportunity to consolidate and build upon this personalized health care reform vision over the next four years. In an op-ed for Fox News, Marcus writes that Trump and “the economy he created” are both “healthy and strong and can recover quickly from coronavirus”: Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. President Trump has stared down COVID-19, the biggest threat this country has faced in at least a generation. Meet Bernie Marcus, the 90-year-old billionaire founder of Home Depot, who is a major Trump donor and plans on giving most of his $5.9 billion fortune away Taylor Nicole Rogers 2019-07-23T14:04:00Z Trump could ride wave of new, unique Republicans to victory: Geraldo Rivera, Secretary of State Pompeo: America First foreign policy is succeeding, Sen. Mike Lee: Big Tech companies falsely claim no bias against conservatives — they may be violating law, Andrew McCarthy: In election cases, Supreme Court intimidated into paralysis by left-wing media and Democrats. One-sixth of Americans have medical debt in collections. In an interview of Bernie Marcus, the founder of Home Depot was asked. Get the recap of top opinion commentary and original content throughout the week. The media, never kind to Republicans, gave up their pretense of objectivity and lost all credibility by relentlessly blowing wind in the sails of conspiracy theories and witch hunts. In a Friday opinion article in Fox News, Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus explained why he was supporting a second term for President Trump and why other Americans should do similarly. Half of American families avoid health care each year because they are scared of costs. He’s rough, rude, aggressive—completely unpresidential. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Who else is ready to boycott Home Depot?#BoycottHomeDepot — Chip Franklin (@chipfranklin) October 30, 2020. No, I don't. Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus revealed in a recent interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he plans to donate the bulk of his billions to various charities, and help re-elect President Donald Trump. He donated $7 million to Mr. Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Marcus is a major GOP donor who spent more than $7 million through outside groups to help elect Trump in 2016. By reducing costs and increasing choices, Trump is the real defender of patients with preexisting conditions. Biden would undo these accomplishments if elected and return the country to the stagnant Obama era. Interview with Bernie Marcus. Bernie Marcus — Chairman of the Marcus Foundation, founder of Job Creators Network, and retired co-founder of The Home Depot — argues that President Donald Trump’s handling of economic policy qualifies him for another four years in office, and the contrasting vision for the country’s future disqualifies former Vice President Joe Biden. Many users vowed to never return to Home Depot and instead, get their home improvement goods at Lowe’s, the company’s primary competitor. And he championed a smart reopening of the economy, which has saved countless lives and livelihoods. And his elimination of the health insurance individual mandate will improve the quality of healthcare and coverage because it now must be acquired voluntarily. That Trump has held his Republican caucus and base, despite this unprecedented climate, is a testament to his leadership, charisma, and policy agenda. “Well, you know, I thought about General Patton. This failing status quo hardly protects those who need healthcare the most. He passed the Paycheck Protection Program, one of the most successful government relief programs in history, saving over five million small businesses and 50 million jobs. While Democrats try to blame Trump for the roughly 220,000 disease victims, far more would have perished if Joe Biden were in office. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Trump has succeeded in lowering the national unemployment rate to below eight percent over the last five months, a feat that took the Obama/Biden administration nearly four years to accomplish following the Great Recession. If re-elected, he will quickly end this COVID nightmare and restart the American dream. Marcus — a 90-year-old billionaire who left Home Depot in 2002 — has been backing Mr. Trump and other Republicans for years. Trump has also begun to unwind the Gordian knot of Obamacare through actions to personalize American healthcare. Just look at Thursday's record 33.1 percent GDP growth for the latest proof. Behind these indicators are millions of ordinary Americans who lived their business dreams, provided for their children, and found their footing on the career ladder. I don’t understand.” Bernie smiled and quietly replied. For instance, incomes grew by 7.9 percent among black families. ", "These people are vicious and totally crazed," Mr Trump said about the boycotters. "Do to them what they do to you. 2 Oct 2020 1,722. “Why are you voting for Trump? Trump’s record is even more impressive considering he has faced the most hostile media environment and Democrat intransigence in modern American history. Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized President Donald Trump for not signing the coronavirus relief package, which jeopardized unemployment benefits for millions of Americans. Biden's inauguration will be virtual. Marcus said he stood by the president even though he thought Mr. Trump's communication "sucks. When Marcus announced in 2019 that he would financially support the Donald Trump 2020 presidential campaign , it triggered calls for a boycott of Home Depot even though Marcus was by then no longer with the company. Income gains were especially pronounced among low-income, female, and minority families. Marcus was also a top donor to President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign — and he plans to support the president during his 2020 re-election bid, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. He spoke with Philanthropy about what the coronavirus pandemic will mean for the economy and how he is advocating for charitable groups and especially small businesses as federal officials scramble for emergency … The co-founder of Home Depot, Bernie Marcus, thinks Trump deserves a second term. Marcus — a 90-year-old billionaire who left Home Depot in 2002 — has been backing Mr. Trump and other Republicans for years. One such personality is the 91-year-old billionaire Bernie Marcus, the co-founder of The Home Depot, the largest home improvement retailer in the US. Home Depot appeared to distance itself from its co-founder Bernie Marcus after his support for President Trump's reelection campaign led to calls for a boycott of the retailer. "In fact, as a standard practice, the company does not endorse Presidential candidates.". Throughout his term, Trump has demonstrated real leadership -- unbowed by political and elite opinion -- that Americans want and deserve from their president. Undecided voters should ask themselves: Do I want to return to the pre-pandemic Trump nation or the Obama-Biden stagnation? Bernie Marcus is the Chairman of the Marcus Foundation, founder of Job Creators Network, and retired co-founder of The Home Depot. All rights reserved. His proposed $3.3 trillion tax hike would suck funds out of the productive economy, reducing opportunities at the worst possible time. Atlanta billionaire Bernie Marcus says he has donated about $2 billion to more than 300 organizations over the course of his life. Shoppers are boycotting Home Depot after a co-founder of the home improvement store, Bernie Marcus, said he planned to donate to President Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign, Business Insider This has created a roaring and resilient small business economy that can quickly bounce back from the pandemic shock. Democrats in Congress pursued a bogus impeachment at the expense of preparing for the pandemic. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. Bernie Marcus, the co-founder of Home Depot, endorsed President Donald Trump in the 2020 election and called him "Ronald Reagan's heir," which was immediately met with uproar by Democrats online. You've successfully subscribed to this newsletter! Fight for Bernie Marcus and Home Depot!". His executive orders to expand short-term and association health plans will finally lower healthcare costs for patients and small businesses. 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