Donald Trump suggests boycotting Starbucks over red Christmas cups

Starbucks Red Cups
2015 Starbucks Red Cups (Starbucks)

There’s been a controversy brewing over a decision by Starbucks to release plain red cups this holiday season ever since some Christians declared the design wasn’t Christmassy enough. And now Republican presidential candidate and coffee bean counter Donald Trump is weighing in.


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Every November, Starbucks releases a new holiday cup design along with new seasonal beverages. In previous years, Starbucks holiday cups featured reindeer, Christmas trees, snowmen and carolers.

But this year, something changed. Starbucks went minimal, giving the theory that less is more a whole new meaning.

During an appearance at an event in Springfield, Illinois, on Monday, Trump floated the idea of boycotting Starbucks over the lack of Christmas spirit on their holiday cups.

“I have one of the most successful Starbucks, in Trump Tower. Maybe we should boycott Starbucks? I don’t know. Seriously, I don’t care. That’s the end of that lease, but who cares?”

“If I become president, we’re all going to be saying Merry Christmas again, that I can tell you. That I can tell you,” Trump told the crowd.

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