Terrill/Starbucks Newsroom/Mashable Composite Donald Trump is seeing red. The reality TV-star-turned-Republican-presidential-frontrunner waded into yet another political controversy on Monday by suggesting people boycott Starbucks over its decision to leave Christmas symbols off its ubiquitous seasonal coffee cups. Its [a] more open way to usher in the holiday. But the move reportedly upset some Christians, who believe the company is yet another victim in a perceived war on Christmas.
“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 said at a rally in Springfield, Illinois. “If I become president, we’re all going to be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again, that I can tell you. That I can tell you.”
In a departure from years past, the Seattle-based company ditched its Christmassy cups in favor of ones that are just plain red this year.
In a statement, the company said this year’s cups were meant to be a “blank canvas” for its customers to doodle on, and that it “wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories.” Donald Trump suggests Starbucks boycott over red holiday cups