Lifestyle, a home decor-chain based in Dubai, is removing all Trump-branded products from the shelves of its 195 outlets across the Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan and Tanzania.
“In light of the recent statements made by the presidential candidate in the US media, we have suspended sale of all products from the Trump Home décor range,” said Lifestyle CEO Sachin Mundhwa. Lifestyle is a subsidiary of Landmark Group.
The Trump Organisation was not immediately available for comment.
Others from the Middle East business community have also expressed dismay with Trump’s remarks.
“It was a shocking comment,” Dubai property mogul Khalam Al-Habtoor told CNN.
“These Muslims – they are investing billions and billions in the US and creating jobs for the Americans.”
Trump has made millions through his multiple holdings golf resorts and other luxury properties in countries where Islam is the main religion.
“I think he damaged all his brand in all the Muslim countries ... nobody will accept him,” said Al-Habtoor, who initially had supported Trump.
Still, some of Trump’s biggest business partners are refusing to take sides. – CNN