"BREAKING: Facing Trump Backlash, Groupon Announces It Will Stop Sponsoring The Apprentice"
Potential GOP candidate Donald Trump has been peddling false and malicious attacks on President Obama. He gains much of his prominence from his prime-time NBC show The Apprentice. This morning at 9:30 am on Twitter, ThinkProgress urged concerned citizens to ask Groupon to stop sponsoring the show.
Dear @Groupon: Are you going to continue to sponsor The Apprentice and support Donald Trump + his malicious attacks on our President?
Moments ago, a Groupon representative announced that, in the future, they will block their advertisements from appearing on The Apprentice website.
Groupon ads previously appeared on The Apprentice website. After hearing a bunch of complaints today, Groupon announced that they will not be advertising on The Apprentice website in the future. But Groupon spokesperson Julie Mossler does not consider placing website advertisements a “sponsorship.” In apparently related news, she also says the company will not offer Groupons for abortions. You can read Ms. Mossler’s statement here.
,Bloomberg News picks up the story: “Groupon Won’t Place ‘Apprentice’ Site Ads Amid Complaints“