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'Dump Trump' Petition Circulates To Get The Candidate Off Amazon

About 13,000 Amazon users have signed a petition created by women's right group UltraViolet to get Trump off Amazon.

Specifically, the petition addressed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos calls for the eCommerce marketplace to cease and desist selling clothing out of the Donald J. Trump menswear collection.

"As an Amazon customer, I am deeply disappointed that you have yet to sever your business relationship with Donald Trump," the letter reads. "His hatred should have no place in the Amazon marketplace."

Amazon — if it takes the petitioners up on their demands — would not be the first brand of the year to dump the Trump. Serta has said it isn't renewing its licensing agreements, ESPN pulled a celebrity golf tournament scheduled for a Trump course, Miss USA got the hot sack from NBC and Macy's just said no to Trump's apparel.

"It's long past time for Amazon to follow Macy's lead, sever its ties with Trump and stop profiting off of his brand of hate," the petition urges. "He has encouraged violence at his rallies, mocked his opponent's wife and even refused to denounce his campaign manager, who was recently arrested for violently assaulting a female reporter."

With or without Trump brands, the online retailer will still sell "Make America Great Again" schwag — all in marketplace shops managed by independent sellers. There are around 45,000 Trump merchandise listings as of the writing of this story, and about 15 percent are Prime-eligible.

Amazon has, however, banned certain items in the past. In the wake of a South Carolina church shooting last year, Amazon banned the sale of confederate flags.

As of yet, there is no word from the Trump campaign or Amazon on the petition.



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