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Trump Suggests Starbucks Boycott Over Christmas Cups

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 10/11/2015 Willa Frej

Trump took the stage Monday in Springfield, Illinois, and opined on Starbucks' decision to change the design of its holiday-themed red cups.

Trump lamented that "Starbucks is taking Merry Christmas off" and suggested that people boycott the company.

"I have one of the most successful Starbucks, in Trump Tower," he said. "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," he added.

Instead of their usual holiday cups, which feature wintery images like snowflakes and sleighs, Starbucks has decided to go with a minimalist red design this year in an effort to represent “the simplicity and the quietness” of the season.

The move has angered some Christians, who feel, as one critic put it, that the new design "denies the hope of Jesus Christ and his story."

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