Major companies are deciding not to sponsor this summer’s Republican convention in Cleveland, or are limiting their sponsorship.
According to Bloomberg, Wells Fargo & Co., United Parcel Service Inc., Motorola Solutions Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Ford Motor Co., and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., companies that sponsored the GOP convention in 2012, have all signaled they won’t offer the same level of support this year.
In a statement provided to TIME, Erika Reynoso, a spokeswoman for Wells Fargo, said, “We are supporting the City of Philadelphia host committee given our significant community bank and team member presence,” referring to the location of the Democratic convention. “Our decisions around the host committees were determined late last year before either party determined the nominees. This is consistent with our past practices.”
A spokesperson for Walgreens told TIME, “Walgreens Boots Alliance is involved in sponsoring events at both the Republican and Democratic national conventions,” though the company will not sponsor host committee events in Cleveland.
Many of the companies did not comment publicly about their reasons for dropping sponsorship or whether the controversial nomination of Donald Trump played a part.
Some top Republicans have also considered skipping the convention.
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