WEB DESK: A leading Gulf retailer has stopped selling products from the brand owned by US presidential hopeful Donald Trump after his controversial call to bar Muslims from entering the United States.
But Trump’s prestigious golf club being developed in Dubai appeared to have withstood, so far, calls to boycott the property tycoon, as his UAE partner sought to separate business from his political statements.
Dubai-based Lifestyle said it was pulling Trump-branded products from its chain of home decor stores across the region, because it “values and respects the sentiments of all its customers”.
“In light of the recent statements made by the presidential candidate in the US media, we have suspended sale of all products from the Trump Home decor range,” Lifestyle chief executive Sachin Mundhwa said in a statement on Wednesday.
The chain — which has 160 stores across the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan — sells a collection of Trump products that reportedly includes room decor, bath accessories, lighting, decorative mirrors, and jewellery boxes.
Trump, the leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, made the provocative remarks after last week’s shooting that left 14 dead in California.