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. And his elimination of the health insurance individual mandate will improve the quality of healthcare and coverage because it now must be acquired voluntarily. He has. In his tweets, Mr. Trump called Marcus a "truly great, patriotic & charitable man" who contributed to "your favorite President. Get the recap of top opinion commentary and original content throughout the week. ", "He's got a businessman's common sense approach to most things," Marcus said. Home Depot co-founder and "Job Creators Network" founder Bernie Marcus argues Congress was too tied on up impeachment in the U.S. when they should have … That Trump has held his Republican caucus and base, despite this unprecedented climate, is a testament to his leadership, charisma, and policy agenda. Me too. And he championed a smart reopening of the economy, which has saved countless lives and livelihoods. The co-founder of Home Depot, Bernie Marcus, thinks Trump deserves a second term. Democrats in Congress pursued a bogus impeachment at the expense of preparing for the pandemic. 1:42. Trump deserves a second term not despite his COVID-19 response but because of it. "You know, Joe, I ran because of you," said Trump at last week's presidential debate. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. 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. First published on July 10, 2019 / 7:28 PM. Half of American families avoid health care each year because they are scared of costs. While Democrats try to blame Trump for the roughly 220,000 disease victims, far more would have perished if Joe Biden were in office. Now at age 90, he's still active in public policy and economic development. 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. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. He is truly Ronald Reagan’s heir. In 2019, middle-class incomes grew at the record rate of 6.8 percent – almost 50 percent more than during the entire eight-year Obama-Biden administration. Bernie Marcus is the co-founder of Home Depot and a prolific philanthropist. "What the president is doing right now is unbelievably cruel," the Vermont Democrat said in an interview with ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. “More and more the Radical Left is using Commerce to hurt their 'Enemy.' I don’t understand.” Bernie smiled and quietly replied. For instance, incomes grew by 7.9 percent among black families. Market data provided by Factset. Legal Statement. His proposed $3.3 trillion tax hike would suck funds out of the productive economy, reducing opportunities at the worst possible time. 2 Oct 2020 1,722. If we look at this country, I would say that we are better off today than we were eight years ago or six years ago.". He deserves four more years. His rules to require health care price transparency will allow health care consumers to shop around for less expensive care and coverage like they do for any other product or service in the economy. Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized President Donald Trump for not signing the coronavirus relief package, which jeopardized unemployment benefits for millions of Americans. 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. Trump has also begun to unwind the Gordian knot of Obamacare through actions to personalize American healthcare. Bernie Marcus has been in the news because the company he co-created, Home Depot, was being threatened with boycotts after he told a journalist he supports President Donald Trump and … One-sixth of Americans have medical debt in collections. The campaign caught the attention of Mr. Trump, who fired off three tweets Tuesday night slamming the boycott. 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. All rights reserved. Fight for Bernie Marcus and Home Depot!". Legal Statement. Trump’s pro-growth policies, including tax cuts and deregulation, have given entrepreneurs the opportunity and capital to hire, expand, and raise wages. 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 … Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. 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 Here's why." This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, "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, 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. And the poverty rate fell to its lowest level in 60 years. Ex-convicts, the disabled, and others on the labor market fringe were able to find work and meaning. You've successfully subscribed to this newsletter! Why is he fundraising for it? Undecided voters should ask themselves: Do I want to return to the pre-pandemic Trump nation or the Obama-Biden stagnation? "Do to them what they do to you. Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus is the founder of JCN. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. 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 or redistributed. 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. Bernie Marcus is the Chairman of the Marcus Foundation, founder of Job Creators Network, and retired co-founder of The Home Depot. “Well, you know, I thought about General Patton. He launched Operation Warp Speed that reduced burdensome regulations to develop a vaccine in record time. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. In an interview of Bernie Marcus, the founder of Home Depot was asked. Marcus is a major GOP donor who spent more than $7 million through outside groups to help elect Trump in 2016. He donated $7 million to Mr. Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. No, I don't. Trump deserves a second term not despite his COVID-19 response, but because of it. The unemployment rate fell to historic lows, including record levels for Hispanic and Black workers. Atlanta billionaire Bernie Marcus says he has donated about $2 billion to more than 300 organizations over the course of his life. 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. It takes more than one term in office to fix the mess left behind by Obama and Biden. His executive orders to expand short-term and association health plans will finally lower healthcare costs for patients and small businesses. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Trump’s record is even more impressive considering he has faced the most hostile media environment and Democrat intransigence in modern American history. Marcus — a 90-year-old billionaire who left Home Depot in 2002 — has been backing Mr. Trump and other Republicans for years. DONALD TRUMP: REELECT ME AND I WILL CONTINUE TO DELIVER SAFETY, PROSPERITY AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL AMERICANS. Bernie Marcus gave $7 million to spending groups and PACs supporting Donald Trump in 2016, and will also support his re-election campaign. “President Trump is now presiding over one of the fastest economic recoveries in the nation’s history,” writes Bernie Marcus, the retired co-founder of the Home Depot and founder of the Job Creators Network. ", "Bernie retired from The Home Depot more than 15 years ago and isn't speaking on behalf of the company," Home Depot spokeswoman Margaret Smith said in a media statement. Another Home Depot co-founder, Ken Langone, has also been an outspoken supporter of Mr. Trump and the GOP. This failing status quo hardly protects those who need healthcare the most. Interview with Bernie Marcus. Biden would undo these accomplishments if elected and return the country to the stagnant Obama era. Trump made the bold decision to block travel from China in January despite widespread criticisms from Biden, the media, and public health officials. Before COVID, Trump’s policies improved the wellbeing of the vast majority of Americans. On June 1, 2016, Marcus publicly announced his support for Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. He’s rough, rude, aggressive—completely unpresidential. "Now, do I agree with every move that he makes? $2,000 checks demanded by Trump will come down to Senate, Powerful earthquake strikes Croatia: "We have dead children", Biden warns vaccine distribution plans are "falling far behind", Here's who won't be getting a $600 stimulus check, Mormon church accused of covering up Boy Scouts sex abuse, Video captures officers comment on "weird" RV warning before blast, Boeing 737 Max returns to U.S. skies after nearly 2 years, Judge blocks attempted voter purge in two Georgia counties, Biden outlines plan for next round of COVID relief, Biden committed to immigration pledges, advisers say, Biden announces Miguel Cardona as education secretary nominee. But the truth is he has produced more than anybody else. 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”: Marcus wrote an opinion piece on Fox News titled "Trump deserves a second term and has my vote. © 2019 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. Who else is ready to boycott Home Depot?#BoycottHomeDepot — Chip Franklin (@chipfranklin) October 30, 2020. Many users vowed to never return to Home Depot and instead, get their home improvement goods at Lowe’s, the company’s primary competitor. 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. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. Marcus' comments set off a #BoycottHomeDepot campaign online, with users saying they would cut up their Home Depot cards and never shop at its stores again. The 91-year-old billionaire is hopeful that t And his support for a public health care option would decimate private coverage because young, healthy, and fixed-income Americans would jump to this “free” alternative, leaving vulnerable groups holding the bag, creating a death spiral that would culminate in single-payer and the destruction of U.S. health care. The boycott campaign even drew a response from Mr. Trump, who said the people slamming Home Depot are "vicious and totally crazed. “Why are you voting for Trump? All rights reserved. This has created a roaring and resilient small business economy that can quickly bounce back from the pandemic shock. In an opinion piece, titled 'Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus: Trump deserves a second term and has my vote. Throughout his term, Trump has demonstrated real leadership -- unbowed by political and elite opinion -- that Americans want and deserve from their president. Georgia Democrats join Trump to defend Home Depot, Bernie Marcus Atlanta billionaire Bernie Marcus says he has donated about $2 billion to more than 300 organizations over the course of his life. With another four years in office, Trump can improve the small business climate even further, facilitating entrepreneurship, which accelerates economic growth and provides careers to those who need them most. 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. For the first time in recorded history, there were more available jobs nationwide than unemployed people to fill them. President Trump has stared down COVID-19, the biggest threat this country has faced in at least a generation. 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. Bernie Marcus, Chairman of the Marcus Foundation, founder of Job Creators Network, and retired co-founder of The Home Depot said that President 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. JOE BIDEN: I WANT YOUR VOTE TO BECOME YOUR NEXT PRESIDENT — HERE’S WHAT I WILL DO FOR YOU AND OUR NATION. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. 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Biden's inauguration will be virtual. Marcus — a 90-year-old billionaire who left Home Depot in 2002 — has been backing Mr. Trump and other Republicans for years. 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. Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera weighs in on President Trump and Joe Biden battling for key swing states ahead of Election Day. His regulatory agenda, headlined by his support for Green New Deal-esque legislation, would dramatically raise the cost of energy, which lubricates the economy, creating enormous new expenses for small businesses and consumers. 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. He donated $7 million to Mr. Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Market data provided by Factset. 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. 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. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Trump deserves the opportunity to consolidate and build upon this personalized health care reform vision over the next four years. Marcus said he stood by the president even though he thought Mr. Trump's communication "sucks. 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