While millions of us protest Donald Trump and his Administration’s hateful policies, some of America’s biggest companies are doing the opposite — they’re falling in line behind him.
Meet the Corporate Backers of Hate — nine corporations collaborating with Trump or directly benefiting from his racist, xenophobic agenda. These companies have shamelessly allowed the Trump Administration to walk all over the dignity of our families while they prepare to profit enormously from his agenda.
These corporations have varying degrees of involvement with the Trump Administration, and different incentives for their complicity. For example, the CEOs of Blackrock, Blackstone, Disney, IBM, and JPMorgan Chase all serve on Trump’s Business Council as advisors and are actively involved in helping shape his Administration’s policies.
JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo are major financiers of the country’s two largest private prison and immigrant detention companies, GEO Group and CoreCivic. While JPMorgan Chase has Trump’s ear on his Business Council, Trump’s companies owe Wells Fargo $14.4 million, and the bank services another $1.2 billion in Trump’s companies’ loans! How’s that for leverage? Should Donald Trump be allowed to enforce the immigration policies he’s promised, Geo Group and CoreCivic will be very busy — and their investors very rich.
Boeing’s CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg sits on Trump’s Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, and Boeing’s previous CEO James McNerney currently sits on Trump’s Business Council. In 2005, Boeing received a $67 million multi-year contract to help build a 2,000 mile “virtual border fence” along the US-Mexico border, and have indicated they’d be willing to work with the government on future projects. Like a wall, perhaps?
Whether they are intentionally collaborating with Donald Trump against working families or passively allowing him to do what he wants at our expense, they must be held accountable for their action and inaction. Hold the nine CorporateBackers of Hate accountable and send emails to their CEOs demanding they stop collaborating with Donald Trump!
We have a duty to speak out against the Trump Administration as it continues to target our communities. If corporations want our communities to continue to give them our business, they need to speak out against Trump as well.