Starbucks is on the receiving end of Donald Trump’s latest rant and it’s all down to the design of a cup. The GOP Presidential candidate is taking umbrage with the coffee-selling behemoth’s decision to scrap the traditional Christmas design of their Holiday season red cup.

Donald Trump Weighs In On Starbucks Red Cup Controversy

When the cups rolled out in late October, Starbucks vice president Jeffrey Fields said the company “wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories.” The cups had previously featured traditional Christmas symbolism, such as holly wreaths and reindeer, but are now unadorned, only distinguishable from regular Starbucks cups by their red color.

Starbucks New Plain Red Holiday Cups

Starbucks New Plain Red Holiday Cups

Many christians across the country expressed anger over the decision. A campaign against the move is being spearheaded by former pastor and self-described ‘social media personality’ Joshua Feuerstein, who uploaded a video to Facebook last week in which he claims Starbucks “hates Jesus” and is “waging a war on Christmas.” He encouraged supporters to use the hashtag “MerryChristmasStarbucks” to highlight opposition to the move.

Never one to miss an opportunity to get his two cents in, Trump has come out in support of Feuerstein’s campaign.

“I have one of the most successful Starbucks, in Trump Tower. Maybe we should boycott Starbucks? I don’t know. Seriously, I don’t care. That’s the end of that lease, but who cares?” Trump told a crowd in Springfield, Illinois, on Monday. “If I become president, we’re all going to be saying Merry Christmas again, that I can tell you. That I can tell you.”

 

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