In a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos today, the shareholders have asked that Amazon remove all Trump merchandise, including the menswear collection that carries the presumptive GOP nominee’s name. From the letter:
As an Amazon shareholder, I feel strongly that Amazon must end its business with Donald Trump. His hatred should have no place in the Amazon marketplace, and the continued presence of his products poses a risk to Amazon’s reputation.
This isn’t about politics: Donald Trump’s misogyny, racism, and outright bigotry are dominating the political news cycle. He has encouraged violence at his rallies, mocked his opponent’s wife, ridiculed people with disabilities, and even refused to denounce his campaign manager who was recently arrested for violently assaulting a female reporter.
Though Amazon has 1,560 institutional shareholders in total—it’s not clear if the letter’s backers include Amazon’s top shareholders.