Donald Trump’s Attorney Fires Back at Petitioners Trying to Oust Him from Macy’s: ‘It’s Ironic’

By: Andrea Simpson / November 13, 2012

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Petitioners urging Macy’s to dump Donald Trump have reached their 500,000-signature goal, but the multi-millionaire’s camp isn’t taking the move lying down.

“What I find incredulous is that the creator of the petition is protecting his First Amendment right to free speech while simultaneously trying to impede upon Mr. Trump’s,” Michael Cohen, executive vice president and special counsel to Trump, told Celebuzz. “It’s ironic.”

 

 

“I question the legitimacy and accuracy of the website and the number of signatures claimed to have joined this petition,” he added. “Regardless, The Trump Organization values its longstanding relationship with Macy’s and looks forward to many more years of continued success.”

Almost 503,000 people have signed the online petition, asking the department store to cut all ties with the mogul and citing his “unpleasant, nasty and despicable behavior.”

The basis of the petition, organized by Angelo Carusone, points to claims about Trump’s “sexist behavior” and his “long record of personally attacking women he disagrees by calling them ‘unattractive,’ ugly or fat.”

It goes on to state Trump “perpetuated the racially charged birther conspiracy, repeatedly arguing that President Obama has been lying and was not born in the United States.”

The petition has even received support from the likes of Cher. The Oscar winner  spoke up via Twitter, criticizing Trump as a “loudmouth” and “racist cretin.” “I’ll NEVER GO TO MACY’S AGAIN! I didn’t know they sold Donald Trump’s Line!” she tweeted.

Right now, any legal action on Trump’s part regarding the petition remains to be seen.

“Mr. Trump will take [any future legal action] under advisement if it’s necessary,” said Cohen. “I don’t think everything has to turn to litigation.”

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