Trump is Dumped by Top Saudi Stores


JEDDAH (Arab News): Major commercial stores in the Kingdom have removed products linked to US businessman-turned-politician Donald Trump for seeking a ban on Muslims entering the US.

The shops are Centrepoint, Home Centre, City Max and Jarir Bookstore which stated that they removed Trump products in response to questions posted on Twitter about their relationship with the right wing Republican front-runner, according to a press report.

Jarir announced the move in a Twitter response to another user’s call for a boycott of Trump’s books.
“Jarir Bookstore sells books by Donald Trump, who is known for making comments offensive to Muslims and Islam. We ask them please to remove them,” wrote Saudi user Mogatah on Dec. 19, along with a photo of the Arabic-language edition of Trump’s 2009 book “Think Like a Champion.”

“The copies have been removed, we thank you for your comment,” Jarir replied, three days later.
The move continues the backlash against Trump’s business interests in the Middle East, where his brand has grown toxic as a result of his anti-Muslim comments.

On Dec. 9, Dubai-based retailer Landmark halted sales of Trump merchandize at its Lifestyle stores, which had been selling Trump-branded lamps, mirrors and jewelry boxes throughout the Gulf region.
The following day, a Dubai real estate firm building a $6 billion golf complex with Donald Trump stripped the property of his and his daughter’s images, replacing them with generic photos of the project’s planned homes.



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