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Major Companies Pull Sponsorship of GOP Convention

Several major companies are dropping their sponsorship of next month’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

The Hill reports:

Wells Fargo, UPS, Motorola, JPMorgan Chase, Ford and Walgreens all told Bloomberg they won’t sponsor this year’s convention, despite helping to fund the last GOP summit in 2012.

None of the companies commented on whether their decision to pull out was because of the GOP’s divisive presumptive nominee.

Trump routinely lashes out at Ford in his stump speech, blasting the company for moving a factory from the U.S. to Mexico. The car company said it would not support either party’s convention.

A source told Bloomberg that Wells Fargo still plans on sponsoring the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, speculating that the move is due to the bank’s large market-share in the East Coast city, but not in Cleveland.

JPMorgan, Walgreens, UPS and Motorola will not sponsor either party’s convention.

A source familiar with the convention’s fundraising told The Hill on Thursday that the companies had never planned on sponsoring the convention, and that the Bloomberg report was based on information from a year ago.

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  • David

    Looks like I’ll be moving my bank account from Chase.

  • Doug Segesman

    Sorry to have to change banks. Wells Fargo has now lost me. And, the Ford I was going to purchase next month. Nope.

  • John Iwaniszek

    So the convention people are lying now? Thanks, Trump.

    • Garth Häävelschlockë

      Denial, much?

  • JoeDrager

    The companies opted out of supporting both the Democrat and Republican parties. I’m sure that information was a simple oversight, and not because your site is biased toward Hildebeast.

  • JoeDrager

    The companies opted out of supporting both the Democrat and Republican parties. That includes Wells Fargo, contrary to your ‘source.’ I’m sure that information was a simple oversight, and not because your site is biased toward Hildebeast

  • The Cliggster

    Boy, these companies really don’t like Trump, LOL, but hey, hooray for Wells Fargo! Am I right?

    Side Note: I think it’s hilarious that a few butthurt people whom are parting ways with the bank, due to this decision, actually think this monumental entity of a bank will miss their money.

    • Garth Häävelschlockë

      Of course they won’t miss the money, but the sting of bad PR speaks volumes and has a lasting effect.

      • Lance Pierce

        This is great PR. They look like they have integrity. The dumbest quarter of the population who are still behind Trump don’t exactly set trends.

        • Garth Häävelschlockë

          Lol…. said the Obama voter. Your opinion no longer matters.

        • Garth Häävelschlockë

          Ahh yes… the siren song of the Standard LibTard… soooo edumacated… sooooo smart.

          The words integrity and Clinton are mutually exclusive.

          • Lance Pierce

            I always know I’m on the right side when all the opposition ever says is “I hate people who sound smart.”

  • Garth Häävelschlockë

    ~scribbles list of company’s to avoid at all costs~

  • gwats1957

    Like rats abandoning the sinking ship of the GOP….. I LOVE it!!!