Trump Business Traffic Dropped Over 16 Percent in September

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The New York Times conducted dozens of interviews with small businesses, customers, and cashiers that indicated Trump's brand are in serious trouble, but this is a little more concrete.

Trump businesses traffic has dropped by nearly 17 percent according to Foursquare.

According to new analysis by Foursquare, which looked at visits from its more than 50 million users, the share of customer traffic going to Trump-branded properties fell 16.5 percent in September compared with a year ago earlier.

The decline follows a 7.1 percent year-over-year dip in August, a 14 percent drop in July, and a 17 percent decline in June, Foursquare said.

As CNBC reminds us, this does not account for any fallout that Trump's brands may suffer as a result of Trump being caught on tape saying he routinely kisses and grabs women "by the pussy" without their consent.

Trump should probably be more concerned about wholesale abandonment by small businesses and organizations than individual customers. There are undoubtedly people out there who will buy Trump merchandise just because he is a sexual predator, but businesses won't want anything to do with him.


  • Badgerite

    Puffed Up Bag of Orange Gas’es business is having trouble? What a shame.
    I believe what his Could Not Possibly Be Released, Don’t Even Think About It Unless You Want Your Legs Broken, tax returns would actually show, besides the fact that trump gives as little to charity as he possibly can and when he gives it is only for show and that he usually pays absolutely nothing in taxes and doesn’t actually make as much as he claims publicly, is that he is and has always been an incredibly bad, dishonest and corrupt business person and that Vladimir Putin knows a good mark when he sees one. And that Vladimir Putin invested heavily in this Walking Pile of Orange Poop and basically rescued his finances with an eye toward potential future use in American politics. This is, of course, speculative to a certain extent but it is well within the Trump Monster’s ability to end such speculation by actually releasing his tax returns. Which he will never do. I suspect there is a whole lot there. All of the above and probably more.
    Meanwhile Trump Monster Jr. says that the Presidency of the United States would be a “step down” for the Trump Monster. Uh huh. EEEWWWWWWWW. Could they please just go away now.

    • ninjaf

      I kept waiting for Clinton to respond with the Putin attacks saying something along the lines of, “Putin doesn’t want to see me as President because he knows I can see through his BS” but she didn’t. I think that would be a very good response to the topic of Putin preferring Trump over her.

      • Badgerite

        From what I have heard she did great. Focused and rational and personable. As she is. It sounds to me as if he came off as an unhinged, abusive ‘spouse’ or something. Really awful. In that clip of him calling her “nasty” all she is doing is answering a question about social security. I guess he just can’t handle a woman being knowledgeable, forceful and not showing him her cleveage. Or something. He can’t handle women as people because he doesn’t see them as people.

  • Aynwrong

    If this is the only justice Trump endures I hope it cuts as deep as possible.

  • muselet

    Kurt Eichenwald has outlined the trail of destruction Donald Trump has left in his wake as a … well, I guess “businessman” is the only polite word. It’s quite a story.

    Trump makes sure he’s always first in line to get paid, so this drop in business won’t have (much of) an immediate effect on his personal fortunes, but sooner or later the Trump brand will become so toxic he’ll have to learn to live on a budget.

    Speed the day.