Michaels seeks distance from pro-Trump candle display tweeted by Scott Baio
Michaels says a pro-Trump candle display at one of its stores that was praised by the president was not created by the chain and “has been dismantled.”
Actor Scott Baio, one of Hollywood’s most vocal Trump supporters, shared a photo of the candle creation at the arts and crafts retailer. President Trump praised the waxy presentation in a Thursday tweet:
Thank you Scott, and stay tuned. You are terrific! https://t.co/3jhmFqlazE
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2020
Asked about the candle arrangement and Trump’s remarks, a Michaels spokeswoman told ITK, “At Michaels we strive to maintain an inclusive environment for all our team members and customers.”
The rep said the product display “was not created by Michaels and has been dismantled.”
The tweets came as Trump has refused to concede in the wake of last week’s election, which was called for President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday.