In other news, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort reportedly owed $17 million in debt to Russian interests before he joined the Trump campaign. You may recall that he worked for Trump "for free." Curious.
Meanwhile, the CEO of Target says Hispanic consumer spending and shopping has plummeted, at least at their stores, because they're afraid of Trump's racist deportation force, otherwise known as ICE.
Cornell didn’t mention President Donald Trump by name, but he talked about a shift in behavior this year and mentioned “border towns” -- where retailers for years have depended on shoppers from northern Mexico for higher revenue. Trump took office in January after promising to crack down on undocumented immigration, especially from Mexico. Purchases by Hispanics at U.S. retailers in categories tracked by researcher NPD Group have fallen 8 percent this year. [...]
Sneakers are taking a hit with purchases by Hispanics declining at a high-teen percentage this year, according to Matt Powell, also an analyst at NPD. He said that’s after growth last year in the mid-teens range. The brands seeing the biggest impact are VF Corp.’s Vans, Nike, Skechers and Nike’s Jordan brand, according to NPD.
Powell called the drop unprecedented.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” he said. “It’s really there and material.”
Linkin Park leader singer Chester Bennington reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself today at his home in Palos Verdes in Los Angeles County. He was 41.
I've been listening to Linkin Park since I was in high school, and they have a lot of great songs, but this has always been my favorite. And it seems appropriate.
If you ever have suicidal thoughts, you can reach the national suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255. An online chat is also available if you can't or don't want to speak.