Walmart CEO Rebukes Trump On Nazis: He Missed A Critical Opportunity To Bring Our Country Together

The New York Times reports:

Walmart’s chief executive issued a strong rebuke of President Trump’s response to the protests that turned violent in Charlottesville, Va., saying the president “missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together.”

The criticism came in a statement that the retailer’s chief executive, Doug McMillon, emailed to employees Monday evening, which was reviewed by The New York Times. The statement was later posted on a company website.

“As we watched the events and the response from President Trump over the weekend, we too felt that he missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together by unequivocally rejecting the appalling actions of white supremacists,” he wrote.

More from Walmart’s corporate blog:

Our country is facing some very difficult issues that require our elected officials, business leaders and community-based organizations to work together. Representing a company with the largest and one of the most diverse groups of associates in the U.S., and an even more diverse customer base of tens of millions of customers, we believe we should stay engaged to try to influence decisions in a positive way and help bring people together. I will continue to strongly advocate on behalf of our associates and customers, and urge our elected officials to do their part to promote a more just, tolerant and diverse society.

  • Todd20036

    Wow. Even those who harped on Obama for being black while in office… are finally having enough of Trump.

    • He’s hurting their bottom lines.

      • FAEN

        You mean to tell me these xtians real god is money? Say it ain’t so 😱😉.

  • Octavio

    Good for him. He did the right thing. I’m still not shopping at Walmart.

    • ben-andy

      Not even with the goal of increasing Walmart’s customer diversity? /s

      And funny, I think is it not really possible that Walmart’s customers are more diverse than their employees. If Walmart employees shop there, which they likely do, they are probably equally diverse with the community that shops there as a whole.

      • Todd20036

        I’m afraid their Jewish, gay, overendowed demographic is going to have to remain underrepresented.
        But I do have my values.

        • ben-andy

          Tell me more of your demographic…..pretty please!

      • m_lp_ql_m

        I don’t think diversity is the issue. It’s their dress code.

        • Todd20036

          LOL People who wouldn’t wear clothing in front of their most hated enemy wear them at WalMart

          • m_lp_ql_m

            A friend of mine (ahem, really!) gets his wearing-spandex-in-public fetish jollies by going to Walmart.

          • Todd20036

            Spandex can be your friend’s friend if he’s very built.

          • Jonathan Smith
          • Tawreos

            I remember when I tried to wear that for Casual Friday, apparently my former employer and I have a different idea of casual.

          • Todd20036

            Now, I’m all for high self esteem, and I’m all for not judging people based on their looks.
            Up to a point.
            He looks like he’s sort of trying to emulate a very ugly woman, and not even reaching that goal.

          • Snarkaholic

            Wow, Chump, the new hairdo is a VAST improvement!

          • m_lp_ql_m

            He is, and yes! 😉

          • Todd20036

            Rock on then!

          • Octavio

            It’s the butt crack express that toodles around on these shopping scooters for the handicapped that creep me out. Not the handicapped, per se, just the lard butts that think they have the right to flash everyone and take up both sides of the aisle.

          • Jonathan Smith
          • Octavio

            That’s quite a cross section of ‘Murricuh ya got there.

          • Snarkaholic

            Yes…cross-EYED inbreds!

          • If you’ve ever worked there, none of this even surprises you. Hell, we had a guy walk into my old store in only a Speedo… that didn’t cover everything. He stood over an associate, who was stocking a lower shelf at the time, and asked her a question. When she looked up, well….

            “Swing low, sweet chariot…” That’s all I’ll say.

          • Todd20036

            I feel sorry for the baby.
            The woman in the bikini looks almost respectable compared to all the others, except it’s a terrorist flag. At least the guy has the right idea. All white – the flag of surrender.

          • greenmanTN
          • Snarkaholic

            What did he surrender to…every single sale bag of candy in the SNACKS aisle?

          • fuzzybits

            I see them all the time out in public and other stores like the grocery store. Or folks that live in their pajamas.

          • Octavio

            When I met El Squeeze I had fallen into the bad habit of wearing sweats everywhere. I’m much better now. Believe me.

          • fuzzybits

            Lol. Well I know the hood I live in I see them all the time.

          • bambinoitaliano

            I’ve encountered quite a few of those road ragers. It escape some of them they are operating motorized vehicles despite their handicapped. Pedestrians are not bowling pins to be mow down when sharing the side walks or inside the store aisles. Sooner or later a by law of speed limit will be impose on the operators of these vehicles.

        • Butch

          A couple of food stains on an old T-shirt and you’ll fit right in. What’s the problem? /s

      • Gustav2

        And they are in the cities now, they don’t have just white rural employees or customers.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      I do go sometimes. But not to shop.

      • Octavio

        If you’re looking for a bit of strange, try Grinder. This guy is on both Tumbler and Grinder. (smiles, smiles, and more smiles)
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4d812dff6798a5c701ff696634867530e16b177fffc32e2596f292338e0fc08a.jpg

        • Todd20036

          He’s fuzzy.

      • Tomcat

        Just to look down on the shoppers?????

      • Anastasia Beaverhousen

        When I have a bad day, I walk in while holding my breathe, look around, and I feel so much better about myself. So much cheaper than Prozac.

        • PickyPecker

          Being in a small-town rural area, there are times when it is unavoidable to visit the local W. As I tell the hubby when we are approaching the entrance, ‘We’ll be fine. Just don’t make eye contact.’

        • Yeah, don’t inhale deeply, lest the stench KO you instantly. When I worked there, I had one customer who smelled so bad that my eyes were watering. And I’ve been to sci fi conventions without complaining about the stink.

          This is not a joke.

    • FAEN

      Ever.

    • zhera

      Wonder who he voted for…

      • Todd20036

        I’d bet Trump.

        • Danieruw

          Great minds think alike! I need to scroll down before I post in the comments.

    • Tomcat

      If not for Walmart everyone in small towns would be required to buy their good in stores owned by wives of republican politicians all over rural America. That is why I will still shop Walmart and defend them.

      • David in Tucson

        That’s true. There’s the Ace Hardware in Chino Valley that’s topped with a big cross.

        • m_lp_ql_m

          When I lived in the Inland Empire, I seem to remember everything being topped with a big cross.

          • RoFaWh

            There’s one on the hill in the middle of the Tehachapi Loop.

            But the loop is so big that a photo fully encompassing it hardly shows the cross in the middle.

      • stuckinthewoods

        People do seem to think “Mom and Pop” country stores filled every need until Walmart drove them out, as though people were forbidden to go anywhere.

        • PickyPecker

          Your statement is somewhat true. Here’s what I experienced as a ‘small town’ rural-area citizen (and small business owner that managed to shift product away from what W was offering).
          W came into our town about 8 years ago. Up until that point, there were numerous ‘mom & pop’ places at which you could get just about anything you needed. We used to have a butcher, several decent bakeries, mens & womens clothing stores…and such.
          W came into the market and undercut pricing on just about everything (including products specific to my business).
          Stores closed right and left leaving the small downtown quite empty.
          When they opened, W carried many brands, including their own.
          The last 5 years or so, they have stopped carrying the vast majority of ‘brand name’ goods in favor of their own cheap (and tasteless in the food dept.) brands.
          I miss the small shops that used to be here. Maybe they will return. I’d gladly wave goodbye to W.

          • stuckinthewoods

            My experience is of a place much smaller than what you describe. There were few stores that sold necessities because most people commute and bought them in town. In the earlier 1900s people bought at small stores but with the automobile that dried up before Walmart. But then people still wanted what city people did. We bought an old country store, left on the shelf: the latest from George Bernard Shaw and news from the Kingdom of Hawai’i.
            Today we can avoid Walmart by doing what they did, drive to town.

          • Reality.Bites

            In urban areas the locals often compete by going upscale.

            Last week in New York we had several meals at Treehaus on W 42st. (The buffet at night was all gay men, lol). Good quality, reasonably priced. And Sushi doughnuts.

            But they also have a grocery section. And the cheapest eggs were $6.99 a dozen! The most expensive were $9.99.

            American dollars!

            But it’s hard to get a good sushi doughnut these days.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/aa38ae5c9e4336280fdffedf6414732eb2dcf0c93210ab6a1ed7e4f37c7a8687.jpg

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      Last thing bought there in 1998, a plunger at 1 a.m. In the morning. And I don’t want to discuss it.

      • ben-andy

        I’ve seen the video. Words really wouldn’t do it justice anyway.

      • Tatonka

        Buy a plunger before you need a plunger. Truer words were never spoken.

      • Jon Doh

        It sure beats going to the emergency room to have it removed.

        • JCF

          [Literally] *ouch*

          • Lindoro Almaviva

            it depends which end was inserted first

        • stuckinthewoods

          Democrat Kellen Squire running in the Charlottesville area is an emergency room nurse and recounted how that experience helps him speaking to Republican voters: “You say that got up there by accident, sir? Okay.”

          • m_lp_ql_m

            “You voted for Trump by accident, sir? Okay.”

        • Reality.Bites

          Not if you have them punch your frequent customer card. With 12 objects removed from your body you get a free barium enema.

      • agcons

        I understand completely. How else is one to get that last drop of vodka out of the bottle?

      • RoFaWh

        Then I’ll discuss it. I had both toilets in my house replaced with Toto low profile, long bowl models. Even they clog up from time to time, and when they do, a plunger is not any use.

        One time called the plumber to come unclog the upstairs john, watched him snake it open in seconds, and while I wrote the $100 check asked where he got the snake from.

        Home Depot.

        Bought one the next day and several times a year it saves me $100.

        Not that Toto johns are prone to clogging. It’s the big, fat, solid turds I sometimes produce that are responsible.

      • I bought one of these babies an accordion plunger in tinkie-winkie lavender and it not only works well but it is an instant conversation piece and high class decor item for the loo! They also look like something Raquel Welch would wear on her nipples in an old sci fi movie. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9d132611559b687b8ed989608513579f09f20a3cb0040966a5e017cc660b9b18.jpg

    • perversatile
      • zhera

        LOL Weirdly detailed!

      • m_lp_ql_m

        I suspect that was not put up by store management.

    • Jay George

      OT: I’m glad you’re back. 🙂

      • Octavio

        Thanks, It’s been fun. But come Friday afternoon I’ll be back to living without the internet. To maintain sanity and peace at home we don’t have wifi or a TV.

    • james1200

      They don’t have any in and around where I live near Boston. I think the city keeps them out, lol.

    • The_Wretched

      Me either. Hte few times I’ve been in one, I had to get treated for depression.

    • Uncle Mark
      • yiddishbear

        Literally spit out my drink when I saw this post. Thank you for that!

        • Uncle Mark

          Sorry to make you waste a perfectly good drink. How can I make it up to you?

          • yiddishbear

            I am completely open to suggestion.

    • Guess?

      Don’t you need some back to school supplies? Also, good to hunt nazis. https://consumerist.com/2017/08/14/walmart-claims-back-to-school-sign-on-gun-case-was-a-prank/

      • yiddishbear

        Quite a leap, assuming they’re sending their kids to school.

    • Bob Conti

      Be interesting if these nazis call for a boycott. In a lot of “their” towns, Walmart’s the retailer still standing.

      • Reality.Bites

        They don’t seem to be making use of those tactics in the way the Religious Right did. Perhaps because the RR’s boycotts are quite ineffective these days.

        Or perhaps because they know any boycott target will, unlike the way they respond to Xtian attempts (we welcome and respect all our customers, even scum like you) they’re going to say, “Please. Boycott away. We’d love to let everyone know there are no Nazis in our stores.”

        • Bob Conti

          All excellent points. Thanks much

      • Danieruw

        Paging “One Million Moms”!

    • Adam Schmidt

      When Wal*Mart and big pharma come together to tell you that they think you have ethics problems… you’re pretty much found a sub-basement in rock bottom.

    • Oh, Parker

      Exactly. You know the other thing that might bring the country together? A living wage so that people don’t have to live with economic insecurity.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    When you’ve lost Waldemort…

  • another_steve

    Trump has turned toxic. Retailers don’t want to touch him. Bad for business.

    All praise and glory to American Capitalism.

    • Butch

      “Turned?” I think not. He always was. It’s just gotten to be so blatant that people can’t pretend he isn’t anymore.

      • Todd20036

        That’s pretty much what steve meant.
        Corporations are willing to ignore an awful lot so long as the money keeps rolling in.
        Screw with that, and there’s going to be trouble.

        • Butch

          I really was agreeing with Steve. I guess my response seemed contrary. I didn’t mean to do that.

      • another_steve

        We know now – the whole world knows now – what a complete and utter moral scumbag he is.

        Once upon a time, though, he was a Democrat and occasionally said sane things.

        Those days are over.

        • Reality.Bites

          It would be nice if Bernie achieves either of those some day.

      • Carl

        Sometimes all of a sudden people just start to notice what seemed obvious to you all a long. The world catches up to us, sometimes.

    • Jamie Brewer

      But at least sales checkput people can now say “Merry Christmas” and not get arrested….

  • FAEN

    There was never a time Cheeto was going to unite the country. At least not in a positive way.

  • Ken

    Nice, but he’s staying on the presidential advisory council on economic development. He should have resigned like the other four did. Actions speak louder.

    • another_steve

      I assume the ones who haven’t resigned from the advisory council are hearing about it. Big time.

      I predict there’ll be more resignations.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • TimJ

    Corporate speak, but the good kind of corporate speak.

  • geoffalnutt

    He doesn’t want to “bring the country together”. Bannon told him to bring about civil war. Sorry, not gonna happen, Stevie.

  • Sadly this wasn’t “missed a critical opportunity.”

    This was vintage Trump. The barely semi-closeted white supremacist who in the past said he believed in human eugenics. Whose entire adult life history consists of overtly racist statements and behaviors, many of which were found to be illegal over the decades.

    The country is divided precisely because the Trumpists (Republicans all, really) divided it on purpose. Us vs them. Xenophobia turned into a virtue. Hatred as a way of life.

    This is who he is. He divides because that’s what he does. It’s all he does. Support him, you’re fine. Disagree with or don’t support him, you are his enemy. There is no middle ground. Right now, he is not President of the United States, but only of those who voted for him and who continue to support him.

  • Tomcat

    If he turns on Walmart he will be turning on the very place his supporters get all their products.

    • another_steve

      Walmart serves a broad range of customers. Lots of seniors with limited income and resources shop there. Walmart also provides entry-level jobs for people who might otherwise not find employment elsewhere.

      Walmart hate is unfounded and misguided.

      • Tomcat

        Thank you, if not for Walmart rural America would be SCREWED royal all the time.

      • fuzzybits

        There’s one here very close to an upscale mall in a very rich area and it’s almost all wealthy customers.

        • Reality.Bites

          That would be fascinating to see. Is the store itself as depressing looking as usual?

      • The_Wretched

        Walmart is a poison. It drives out small and midsized business by selling below cost and makes profits based on not paying workers adequately. They have lost several lawsuits about forcing people to clock out and go back to work and other super-crappy practices. They stand as a monument to employee abuse. They are so bad that everyone else has to pay more to cover the needs of the Walmart employees via public assistance of various kinds.

        If you want a system to help out the poor and elderly, funneling billions to the richest family in the US (The waltons) is not how you do it.

        • another_steve

          On this I believe the following: (1) No one is required to work in a Walmart, and (2) No one is required to shop in a Walmart. People do both because they want to.

          Please understand that I’m a fervent believer in free market capitalism – capitalism that is subject only to those laws and regulations needed to protect workers and consumers from the greedier providers of goods and services.

          I understand the arguments re crappy pay and benefits. Walmart employees aren’t mindless powerless sheep. It’s demeaning to them to infer otherwise. They can organize to fight for what they want/need. Progressive activists can assist as needed.

          Again, people work and shop in Walmart because they want to. If people choose not to do business in smaller businesses that charge more for the same or similar goods and services, that’s their choice. Their decision.

          Many many people want/need to find the best deal. The cheapest prices. Nothing wrong with that.

          It’s classic capitalism in operation.

          • The_Wretched

            I disagree fully but am not in the mood after trump’s latest racist outburst. I suspect we have very different ideas about what’s a free choice and what’s coerced and their moral implications.

          • another_steve

            I appreciate the civil exchange on this topic, TW. Thank you.

            I want you to know that I respect your views and think you’re an articulate spokesperson for them.

    • RoFaWh

      Important newsflash:

      Buying candy is rarely a political act.

      [I was surprised how difficult it was to word the previous sentence. First I wrote “Buying coffee beans is not a political act” but then like a disembodied Greek chorus I heard the voices of those who would vehemently disagree. Removing “beans” didn’t help. I tried “chocolate”, but the same chorus sang. Okay, then; “candy”? “Noooooooo.” I forgot that sugar cane is a tropical crop.

      Finally I arrived at what I posted, but it’s still not completely and satisfactorily right.

  • Tawreos

    Wal-mart does know about missing opportunities, they have been missing the opportunity to pay their workers a decent wage for years now.

    • BobSF_94117

      It’s time for a rebranding. Slave-Wages-R-Us perhaps.

    • Gustav2

      Or getting a decent schedule that doesn’t include days where the employee must be available waiting by the phone, but not paid.

    • Hank

      It is not only the decent wages. The DELIBERATELY have workers work LESS, than 40 hrs./week to avoid having to give them Health Care benefits! Then, those employees are all on Medicaid!!!

      • Carl

        They’ll tell them it’s Obama’s fault for requiring them to make it worth their while to work more.

        • Hank

          This has been an ongoing practice of Walmart, WAY BEFORE Obama was in Office. I know, because I had to deal with Walmart workers for years.

    • Lizard

      I noticed that in his statement he advocates for his “associates and customers” with nary a mention of his employees.

      • ohbear1957

        I think “[sales] associates” is corporate-speak for “employees.”

        • Lizard

          I thought it meant “partners” or “shareholders.”

          • ohbear1957

            It could be any or all of them.

        • RoFaWh

          More precisely, sales clerks and stock boys.

      • jerry

        “Associates” is what they call their employees.

  • BobSF_94117

    Oh, yeah, the real problem is that he’s just not trying hard enough…

  • joe ho

    Stop the hand wringing.

    Trump/Bannon does not want to unite the country. They want to create chaos and disorder which destroys the federal government and ultimately gives power to the executive/dictator and the generals. They want to roll back civil rights for minorities and restore total Christian white privilege. This is the master plan.

    • Daveed_WOW

      couldn’t have said it better myself

    • AJ Drew

      I don’t believe for a second that either DT or Bannon has any interest in Dominionism, except as a means towards a true kleptocracy. If achieved, I believe the evangelicals and the alt-right will be in for a nasty surprise as well.

      • The_Wretched

        Mercer is the puppet master for Bannon and I’m sure he’s full dominionist. The crazy right wing oligarchs think they can collapse the FEDGOV and put in a christianist government.

      • Reality.Bites

        Biff Tannen didn’t build a church!

      • joe ho

        Bannon is connected to right-wing Catholic fascist Opus Dei. He despises everything the Enlightenment stands for. He wants to take the world back to the Middle Ages where church and state were one.

    • PeterC

      At least, it is Pence’s plan.

  • JWC

    Trump, be the man you are not and stand up and take the lumps from American business/commerce the government and the public that you so sincerely deserve Then , be thw man you are not and resign

    • popebuck1

      I hear this and all the other (increasingly desperate) calls for 45 to “do the right thing,” and all I keep thinking in response is, yeah. Good luck with that.

      Those still seriously waiting for him to “do the right thing” are probably also still hoping he’ll make that “pivot” into presidential behavior.

      • OdieDenCO

        donny will do the right thing only when forced to.

        • RoFaWh

          And even then he will do his best not to do whatever-it-is. If the force becomes irresistible, he simply does the weakest version that shuts his handlers up.

      • JWC

        an idea is a seed and remains a seed till it is planted nurtured and grown

        • popebuck1

          Exactly. And as Jesus put it, if you sow your seeds among the barren rocks, don’t be surprised if they don’t grow.

          • JWC

            but be surprised if one endures and does grow

          • JWC

            Oh and BTW I am not a believer of Jaybuss

          • popebuck1

            Fair enough. Whether or not you’re an official fan, the guy did tell some ingenious morality tales.

          • JWC

            Or were mistranslated as such

          • Reality.Bites

            What else is a guy to do while bottoming for 12 disciples?

    • Uncle Mark

      Actually, I hope Nazi Resident Trump continues behaving as horrible and as juvenile as ever. I want everyone to desert him. I want the GOP enablers to find him so repugnant, so toxic that they will have no choice but to vote for impeachment when Mueller’s investigation is brought to light. My fear is that even Mueller’s findings (no matter how horrible or compelling) won’t be enough for the GOP to seek the removal of this Nazi.

  • anne marie in philly

    IDK, I don’t trust wallfart speak with forked tongue. I h8 wallfart.

    • Tomcat

      Then shop at another store, it is a free country.

  • Gigi

    O/T Panicked white supremacist renounces beliefs the second he’s confronted by masked demonstrator
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/watch-panicked-white-supremacist-renounces-beliefs-the-second-hes-confronted-by-masked-demonstrator/

    • Hank

      Just watched the link. Do I believe, that he was just there for the “fun”?? No way in HELL!!! If he thinks being able to shout “White Power” is fun, especially after having been in jail… Need I say more.

    • zhera

      I feel sorry for his balls. They must be so uncomfortable way up in his throat.

  • Lazycrockett

    Walmart is Drumpf’s bases cultural center, this should be interesting.

  • Matt

    Bully tactic rebuke in 3, 2, 1….

  • Hank
    • AJ Drew

      Even per the article, though, he’s too late. He not only missed the opportunity, but has continued rhetoric (and tweets) that the alt-right hears as supportive dog-whistles.

    • RoFaWh

      The NYT is indulging itself in sheer fantasy. The crazy old fascist is in bed with the white supremacists and has been, though covertly, most of his life.

      • Hank

        Agreed. That was written early today, before the latest “outburst”. It will be interesting to see what the editorial page has tomorrow.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Well, I guess we won’t be seeing this guy on any of the presidential councils.

  • JWC

    A landslide usuaslly starts slowly with maybe one or two pebbles over a day or two This slowly increases until, with little warning the whole thing comes down Donny is to stupid to notice the first pebbles

  • Adam King

    Wow. Even revolting pieces of shit are revolted by the revolting piece of shit.

  • safari
  • John Ruff

    Ooooooooooooohhhhhh.

  • Mike

    Saying that Trump missed an opportunity to bring the country together assumes that unity is something he cares about. Not a chance. It never occurred to him. It was nazis who put him in office, so in his fevered mind these cretins are good people who deserve his loyalty.

    Any person, politician, or corporation that embraces Trump from here on will get nazi on them, and there’s nothing that will take that stain out.

  • Harveyrabbit

    He didn’t miss an opportunity he ignored it.

    • Cuberly

      It wasn’t about him so he didn’t care.

  • Jim Maloney

    “…we believe we should stay engaged to try to influence decisions in a positive way and help bring people together.

    Trump doesn’t do ‘positive’ so any influence you were hoping for is likely lost. He feeds off of negative attention and negativity in general. (for reference see his life, words, actions and Twitter account especially in the last 3 years).

    Edit: even his rare smiles are forced and fake.

    • fuzzybits

      I would amend that to include almost all of his life.

    • RoFaWh

      Those rare smiles he was carefully coached in by dirty, lying, diseased Roy Cohn.

      I’ve never seen a photo of the crazy old fascist where he was actually relaxed and happy, and smiling in consequence. His usual expression is a frown.

      Edit: Sometimes a pop-eyed glare.

  • Cuberly

    OT: Interesting development Lowry actually takes a stand.

    https://twitter.com/LPDah/status/897536249438773248

    • Tomcat

      They should be reserved for deep in the alt-rights bunkers and under rocks where they can be admired by trump supporters.

    • The_Wretched

      Dang, I’m liking the blowback from that ‘unify the alt-right’ rally. Not sure it’s worth the death and other violence but I’ll rate it a silver lining.

      • Cuberly

        Yeah, but then you have people like John Ziegler on Mediaite writing a ghastly piece defending Trump’s initial response. He even defends the out of state nazi’s position re; the memorials as being legitimate. He willfully ignores what these monuments mean to these bigots. Heritage my ass.

        I’m looking at this that the GOP is getting even more factionalized. You’re either for trump or your not.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Monuments such as these should not be destroyed, they should be put in museums as educational exhibits about the racist confederacy. Public Monuments should be for the Heroic, those who inspired and those who fought/sacrificed for the greater good of the nation as a whole.

      • Cuberly

        I’m for museums, their history should be put in the context of their intent.

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          Exactly. Don’t erase it, display its ugliness so that future generations never forget. Sadly many Gen-Xers and Millennials seem to have miss those classes. I’m honestly shocked at seeing so many young faces at such events.

  • JWC

    One thing about Charolettsville that was apparent. The Alt-right misjudged the nations willingness to acknowledge them based on Trumps annoitment. They came out in full,and to the credit of Tiki Torches and cell phones, in brilliant image As Rachel pointed out last nite a whole host of recognizable faces answering embarrasing questions and reprimands. Great show fuck ups

    • Lizard

      Even before the internet, they weren’t stupid enough to march around in public without their hoods.

      • JWC

        i guess years of inbreeding will do that to a cult

  • Pip

    You know your shit’s gone sideways if Walmart is shaming you on your behavior.

    • Carl

      This week everyone was defending a big pharma CEO. Trump is THAT low.

      • Pip

        Truth!

  • The_Wretched

    Walmart is a conservative bastion…geez he even lost them.

  • AtticusP

    Too bad we’re saddled with a president whose credo is “divide and conquer”.

    • Lizard

      He has a credo? That’s news to me.

      • OdieDenCO

        creepy do = credo

    • AJ Drew

      oh, it’s simpler than that: DT credo = “Me. Me me me me me.”

  • Ninja0980

    Nice of him to say this but I’m still not going to shop at Wal-Mart for any reason.

    • Reality.Bites

      And that’s fine. To defeat Nazism all kinds of people (and these days, corporations) are going to have to work together even though they differ on very fundamental issues.

      Overt fascism isn’t one of them though

  • Jerry Kott

    The last thing on T45’s agenda is Unity. He wants to divide and destroy. He is going to toss his children under the bus.

    • DoctorDJ

      tDump thrives on chaos. In his businesses. In the White House.

      In the country.

      • Jerry Kott

        He is like the arsonist who sets fires then hides and watches people try to put it out.

        • RoFaWh

          And, if he can, cuts slits in the firehoses.

      • RoFaWh

        This is one of Putin’s primary, over-arching goals. Instead of building up his own country, he has to tear down what he sees as the competition, notably the US and the EU.

  • JCF

    Blech, Walmart. I’m going to file this one under “In-Fighting is Funny”…

    • Tomcat

      Pick your battles, Walmart is NOT your enemy.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I would love to see the Nazis demand there be a Walmart boycott. The failure would be hilarious.

  • yes b’y
    • David Walker

      OK. Another attempt at resisting associations goes down the tubes. Just remember to turn the volume setting up to 11, K?
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qDgCmzh5ao

      • PickyPecker

        OMG, I so love Spinal Tap!

  • David Walker

    “On the other hand, we did have a pretty surprising run on Tiki torches.”

  • April

    This statement is all and good but why was it OK to sell all that crap from the Duck Dynasty bigots?

    • Reality.Bites

      They didn’t kill anyone. Trump did.

  • TexasBoy

    Oh, Donald, you know Wal-Mart, where 99.9% of your voter base shops? When they think you’re wrong, you may have a problem.

  • -M-

    He didn’t miss it. He’s not interested in bringing the country together. Quite the opposite.

  • bmoore4026

    Oh fuck bringing the country together! The Right have been tearing this country apart for decades. It’s high time we Lefties start busting some lips!

  • Ningsisa

    Blah blah blah. Meanwhile donate zillions to Republican Party coffers and right wing think tanks. Put up or shut up.

  • KnownDonorDad

    If you’ve lost Walmart….

  • FelineMama

    Mr. McMillon, ya don’t get it, do you. This WH doesn’t want to bring this country TOGETHER. Just the opposite. And it’s working. You haven’t been following the Racist in Chief, have you?

    • Danieruw

      Probably voted for him…

  • LesbianTippingHabits


    Walmart is still sleazy, dumping its low-paid associates on local charities.

  • RoFaWh

    Of course the crazy old fascist missed the opportunity. It would add nothing to his bank account, it would not result in his ego being stroked in the right way by the right people, and it isn’t on the list Vlad sent him of things he has to do or not do, or suffer having his knees broken to bits.

  • Ta-er al-Asfer

    I can’t believe these fuckwits that are, at this point, saying “oh, this crosses the line.”

    Fuck you, you shitwits.

  • You could start by paying your “associates” a living wage.

  • Ginger Snap

    That’s nice and a but everyday you have an opportunity to pay your employees living wages. So tell me Doug how is your hate of people any different?