Conservatives across the country are likely familiar with the clothing brand Patagonia, as it specializes in outdoor apparel, but they probably weren’t aware of how vehemently anti-Trump the company’s CEO is.
Rose Marcario founded the multi-billion dollar company and apparently she’s not too happy with the election of President Trump. In fact, she’s so upset over it that she proclaimed she’ll be devoting all of her company’s resources to the “resistance” against him, and it’s not sitting well with conservatives anywhere.
Breitbart News reports:
Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario recently attacked President Trump for his statements about rolling back President Obama’s unusually aggressive campaign of confiscating millions of acres of state lands and claiming them as “national monuments.”
“We have to fight like hell to keep every inch of public land,” Marcario said in a May article at Huffpost. “I don’t have a lot of faith in politics and politicians right now.”
In an effort to prevent citizens from retaking possession of their state lands, one of her immediate actions will be to sue the Trump administration for its efforts to scale back Obama’s unprecedented land grab.
“A president does not have the authority to rescind a national monument,” Marcario said in an April 26 statement after Trump announced his national monuments order. “An attempt to change the boundaries ignores the review process of cultural and historical characteristics and the public input.”
In particular, the Trump administration is preparing to revisit Obama’s order to create the Bears Ears National Monument. In April, Trump issued an executive order requiring the Department of the Interior to review Obama’s actions on national monuments. Ordering Interior Secretary Ray Zinke to review Obama’s policies in April, President Trump called Obama’s move an “egregious abuse of federal power.”
Reactions from Trump supporters haven’t exactly been supportive, and it’s easy to see why.
On the Breitbart story, one user commented that they “Just cancelled a $1700 order. NEVER AGAIN, PATAGONIA!” while another stated “Time for a new Kelloggs-style boycott.”
“No more $ from my family we will RESIST the urge to support Patagonia,” some else said, while yet another noted that Marcario is “Another moron executive destroying a company in the name of leftist fascism.”
Indeed. We’ve already watched numerous companies take massive hits after coming out against conservatives and the President, and it appears as if Patagonia is headed down the same path.
It looks as if Ms. Marcario is about to get a harsh lesson in free market economics.