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Trump Suggests Boycotting Starbucks Over Christmas Cups

"If I become president, we're all going to be saying Merry Christmas again."

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump jumped into the brouhaha Monday over Starbucks' decision to change the design on its annual holiday-themed cups.

On stage in Springfield, Illinois, the GOP presidential candidate lamented that "Starbucks is taking Merry Christmas off" and suggested that people boycott the company.

"I have one of the most successful Starbucks, in Trump Tower," he said. "Maybe we should boycott Starbucks? I don't know. Seriously, I don't care. That's the end of that lease, but who cares?"

"If I become president, we're all going to be saying Merry Christmas again, that I can tell you," he added.

Instead of their usual holiday cups, which feature wintery images like snowflakes and sleighs, Starbucks has decided to go with a minimalist red design this year in an effort to represent “the simplicity and the quietness” of the season.

The move has angered some Christians, who feel, as one critic put it, that the new design "denies the hope of Jesus Christ and his story."

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