Trump Strikes Back Against Critics, Buys Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

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When the “You’re Fired” guy – and Sarasota Florida GOP “Statesman of the Year”1 – gets his orange dander up, watch out! And Donald Trump always has his dander up. So, after a petition petition calling for Macy’s to break its Thanksgiving Day Parade relationship with Trump garnered nearly 700,000 signatures,2 Trump uncharacter- istically declined statesmanlike negotiations and, instead, immediately bought all rights to the iconic  jolly ritual. 

Mr. Trump insisted he would maintain a low profile, if not a low altitude:

Introducing the gassiest balloon in the parade: Scooby Don


  1. Sarasota Florida GOP Taps Donald Trump As “2012 Statesman Of The Year” After Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad Declines, Michael Matthew Bloomer, They Will Say ANYTHING!, July 10, 2012.
  2. Why Macy’s Must Stop Selling Donald Trump’s Brand,  Angela Carasone, The Daily Beast, Nov. 21, 2012.

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Michael Matheron

From Presidents Ronald Reagan through George W. Bush, I was a senior legislative research and policy staff of the nonpartisan Library of Congress Congressional Research Service (CRS). I'm partisan here, an "aggressive progressive." I'm a contributor to The Fold and Nation of Change. Welcome to They Will Say ANYTHING! Come back often! . . . . . Michael Matheron, contact me at

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