By Chuck Woodbury
Marcus Lemonis, the CEO of Camping World and the Good Sam Club (among many other businesses), said something on CNBC news last week that angered a lot of people, including countless RVers. Lemonis’ intent in the interview, as he notes below, is that if a person believes in the hate as displayed at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville then he does not want them as Camping World customers.
Some RVers took it as a stab at President Trump, and lashed out at him with hateful emails and even death threats.
In this video he posted later to clarify his statements, he says what he really was saying is that “If you believe in hate, then do not shop in my store.”
I am no fan of Lemonis in general, but I stand by the intent of what he said — people “hating” others because they do not share the same beliefs is wrong. My opinion is that Lemonis, talking off the culf, could have expressed his beliefs more accurately in the CNBC interview.
I urge you to watch his video (with an open mind).