Groupon pulls ads from Trump site
April 29th, 2011
11:54 AM ET
4 years ago

Groupon pulls ads from Trump site

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – Guns, abortion and Donald Trump: Three topics so controversial that Groupon doesn't want its brand anywhere near them.

The daily-deals website said late Thursday that it will pull its ads from the website of Donald Trump's television show "The Apprentice" to distance itself from the "political criticism" swirling around Trump and his presidential ambitions.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    Season's change quickly in the political planet. It's fall already.

    April 29, 2011 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  2. david

    great move...More groups to follow ASAP...

    April 29, 2011 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  3. diridi

    buffoon....please run for presidential job....take Huckabee as VP....or Sarah palling...o.k..

    April 29, 2011 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  4. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    Oh wow... I'm sure The Donald is shaking in his boots and contemplating leaving the political arena. Next joke please!

    April 29, 2011 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  5. ABM

    Great move Groupon!.

    Time to call of all advertiser to pull their ads from this 'person's' show. The anti-patriotic and anti-presidential rhetoric should not be tolerated. I will boycott all Trump products, casinos, and any advertisers.

    April 29, 2011 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  6. GI Joe

    I personally complained in writing to sponsors of Beck, maybe we should do the same to Trump. The nutjobs are pulling down the feelings of Americans and that WILL be our downfall. When all hope is lost and it becomes hate and fear, it's too late for anything else to work positively.

    April 29, 2011 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  7. The Other Dale

    Considering it's becomming clearer that Trump is doing this namely to promote himself and his tv show, and that ratings have not gone up (in fact, they went down a week ago), sponsors are leaving him, and even the Republicans are wondering which side he's on, it's clear that this has been a pretty big missfire for him. No wonder he's resorting to F-bombs – he's losing it. No joke.

    April 29, 2011 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  8. Obama 2012

    I think Pepsi will be next. Now starts the downward spiral of Trumps political career!

    April 29, 2011 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    What a great example for illustrating why corporate America paid our congress to invent the 503(c)(4) category.

    April 29, 2011 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    "I'm sure The Donald is shaking in his boots and contemplating leaving the political arena"

    Of course not...he's not finished wrecking the GOP for 2012 yet.

    April 29, 2011 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  11. catherine

    The Groupon for the Washington DC area today is for TRUMP PLAZA HOTEL & CASINO in Atlantic City. How fitting for Groupon

    April 29, 2011 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  12. DumptheTrumpster

    NBC should pull his fake show "Celebrity Apprentice". DumpsterTrumpster has yet pull another fast one on another network. He is so out of touch with America when it comes to the economy. Foreign diplomacy is a joke when it comes to DTumpster. He has lied about a fake CNN poll to John King. He told Anderson Cooper another lie that he would show his tax return if the President showed his birth certificate. This man has bragged about cheating people out of property and money. I would not vote for his hair style if it was running for POTUS.

    April 29, 2011 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  13. vic , nashville ,tn

    Time for news media to ignore his press conference

    April 29, 2011 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  14. Indy

    Trump is the most irresponsible CEO in America. First of all he does not work for a living, he lies for a living and is taking his investors down the tubes with him. I am almost certain that any investor with any interest in Trumps holdings will want out and want out now. Trump has made a fool of himself and his company in the past couple months and has managed to portray himself as the worst CEO in the US. He has been wrong on every economic issue with OPEC and China and his foreign policy would be to take over countries only if he can screw them out of their oil. There is not one reputable corporation in America that would want Trump as their CEO. He has devalued his company and his investors at a rcord pace in the last 60 days. He would be fired by any company for what he has done recently, and how does he ever get a days work done when he is constantly on tour with his extremely over staffed body guards. The most irresponsible CEO in history

    April 29, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  15. AB

    One business actually distanced itself from Trump as I predicted, others will follow suit very shortly. People have already decided to boycott watching the Apprentice and I will follow suit very shortly.

    April 29, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  16. Marie MD

    nbc needs to cancel this dumb show. Boycott all and any products that have anything to do with his reality show.
    Call nbc and call the sponsors. Nike dumped vick because of calls and e-mails!
    This man is showing that his ego, or maybe he is become senile, is getting the best of him. He was always a loud mouth jerk but now that the media is giving him all this extra time he has become the bully that he probably was since birth.
    Where is that wife of his?

    April 29, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  17. Bonnie in Seattle

    We used to watch Celebrity Apprentice...no longer. This man is such a buffon! Hit him in the pocketbook, send letters to the advertisers and to NBC!

    April 29, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  18. AAB

    The Trump just got Rump. He is so full of it and his hair had overflow. With Palin, Michelle, Beck and all those Clowns that are just like Donald The Trump Duck. The Medias all over America needs to stop their mentalities of hyperactivities or stop feeding themselves with candies. It is time to focus on the real issues that is impacting out nation. Please, please bring back the good old days where News people were respected. The Medias is just the buffoons they are reporting on. No tough questions anymore. Can they ask Palin, Trumper, Rush, Beck, Hannity, Reily, Michelle, Matthews, Cooper, Ed and all of the to release their transcripts and records. It about time that the Clowns start asking these nuts case to do the same things that they are asking the President to do. The GOP and DEM out of office. We need another party. The Tea Party that is getting all these coverage is not a party. Stop referring to them as such on the news. They are not a Party. Do you all know the meaning of a political party? The Tea Party is not one of them according to definition. The Tea Party is just a bunch of high paid nut case who Corporate America are funding to get their ways because the real and normal citizen or common sense individual wouldn't give it to them. Why not get the Tea, Birther, loney tunes and no backbone Democrates to do their bids. Wake up Medias of America! What couldn't Happen during 911 is what they plan to do to us through they loney tunes. Are you going to be sleeping at the wheels like you did during 911 and the Iraq War! Wake up Medias in America! No more sleeping in bed with your eyes wide open. Start doing your damn jobs and asking then tough questions that we the people, by the people and for the people. Our lives and well beings is not
    A Reality Show or Needs
    More Sensenilazations.

    April 29, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  19. Rudy NYC

    I wouldn't put too much faith in the Trumpeter committing himself to an actual campaign run. I just hope his fan club already have Trump's VP picked out already because that is going to have to be your next best choice.

    The only people who seriously think he will run seem to those who have never seen this act before.

    April 29, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  20. Art R

    Democratic dream ticket: Trump and Palin. One's a racist and the other is an airhead.

    April 29, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |