Trump loves this company
Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's via Twitter
President Trump has close ties to the iconic luxury jewelry brand, Tiffany & Co. There’s a store located near his Trump Tower building in Manhattan, and it’s widely reported that his daughter, Tiffany, was named after the company. Now, the jewelry giant is hoping to make good on its cachet with the president by urging him to stick with the Paris Climate Agreement. On the campaign trail, Trump said he would “renegotiate” the deal because it’s “bad for U.S. business” and allows “foreign bureaucrats control over how much energy we use.”
Thursday, Tiffany & Co. posted this message to the president on its social media accounts.
Tiffany & Co. also placed a full-page ad in The New York Times urging Trump to stick with the Paris Agreement alongside Google, Facebook, and Microsoft.
The Paris Climate Agreement was signed by 195 countries and aims to limit the dangerous effects of climate change by lowering carbon emissions across the globe. The president is ill-informed on climate change, claiming that it’s a “hoax” perpetrated by the Chinese.
Tiffany & Co.’s bold stance has caused outrage in conservative circles, with many calling for a boycott.
@TiffanyAndCo Much rather see you speak out for the homeless, hungry and poor rather than a polar bear and your overpriced jewlery.— Sophie Russo (@sophieruss0) May 9, 2017\n
@TiffanyAndCo Will boyott your stores and products now. Companies don't belong in politics! Where were you when Obama was calling Isis the jv team etc.— Betty Albert (@BettyAlbert60) May 10, 2017\n
@ABC BOYCOTT TIFFANY'S!— Anthony Casale (@Acasale3) February 18, 2017\n
@TiffanyAndCo— Olivia(@OliviaVivianne) May 9, 2017\n
Tiffany, as a lifelong loyal customer and a shareholder, I believe it's best to remain apolitical. Thank you.
@TiffanyAndCo Jewelry = politics. Tiffany, please tell our personal shopper we will not be coming by for Mother's Day gifts.— Katha Nelson (@KathaNelson) May 10, 2017\n
As word of the backlash spread, people took to social media to support Tiffany & Co.’s stance.
@TiffanyAndCo Thank you for speaking up! Ugh now I have to support you by buying myself something gorgeous from your store. The worst.— Amanda Lasher (@amandakumquat) May 12, 2017\n
@TiffanyAndCo I'm no longer wondering if I should buy my mom more Tiffany jewelry for Mother's Day. Well done. Climate change is science, not politics.— Michelle Gamboa (@michellegamboa) May 12, 2017\n
@TiffanyAndCo Amen to that! Thank you for being a company that supports the environment and our planet. There is no Planet B people!— BeaHappi19 (@BeaHappi19) May 12, 2017\n