If you’re looking for conservative-run companies, you might have some luck with small shops and businesses, but those that are traded on the stock exchange are few and far between. Hobby Lobby is one. Home Depot is the other titanic business known for being at least somewhat conservative, and its co-founder just threw his support behind former President Donald Trump.
That co-founder is 94-year-old business legend Bernie Marcus, who made a fortune founding Home Depot and then moved on to creating the Job Creators Network. He jumped into presidential politics with an op-ed for RealClearPolitics, explaining how he sees the state of the country and why he is backing Trump.
Beginning, Marcus noted that the current state of politics exhausts him and America is in dire enough straights that he feels the pull to move to the sidelines, but the dismal state of the union makes him feel the necessity of weighing in instead of walking away.
“I am 94 years old and like many of you, I am exhausted by politics and saddened by what I see happening to America. I had hoped it was time for me to move to the sidelines and let younger generations continue the fight to preserve America’s founding freedoms and values. But, like so many of us, I realized that I could not let myself walk away; the stakes are just too high,” he wrote.
Continuing, he noted the many problems that America currently faces. He listed everything from cities overrun by criminals that attack innocents and loot businesses while law enforcement does nothing to the homeless encampments taking over once-beautiful cities and migrants pouring across the border en masse.
Contemplating those immense problems and their huge scope, along with other issues like a bad economy and painfully high inflation, Marcus noted that older Americans can’t leave such a country to their progeny, writing, “We cannot let the America we see today be what we leave to our children and grandchildren.”
Then, after reiterating why he’s weighing in and giving a brief description of his career to add credibility, Marcus noted what should be obvious to everyone, which is that Trump is going to win the nomination and that if Republicans want to win, they need to start supporting him and readying for the slog 2024 will be.
Making that point and arguing it should be obvious, Marcus said, “For Republicans, the choice is also simple. Let’s face it: Donald Trump is going to win the nomination. You should be doing all you can to ensure his winning the general election.”
Then he explained why he is willing to overcome what objections might arise and support Trump, saying Trump is the only one willing to take on and destroy the Deep State. “For these reasons, I endorse Donald J. Trump as the nominee of the Republican Party and as our next President. I endorse him not only because he has the best chance of winning the general election but because he is the best person to take on and dismantle the administrative state that is strangling America,” he wrote.
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