(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, blamed the lack of American work ethic on “socialism” in an interview on Thursday, criticizing the ideology and arguing that it makes people lazy.
“Nobody works. Nobody gives a damn,” 93-year-old Marcus said in the interview. “‘Just give it to me. Send me money. I don’t want to work — I’m too lazy, I’m too fat, I’m too stupid.'”
According to the Daily Caller, Marcus praised the capitalist system, lauding it as the “basis” of Home Depot’s success. He also claimed the profits of his company have benefitted the vendors, manufacturers, workers and other associates.
Marcus blamed the American downfall on several groups and people, including but not limited to President Joe Biden, the mainstream media, Harvard graduates, MBAs, lawyers, accountants and “fat, lazy, stupid people.”
He also concluded that if he had attempted to open Home Depot in today’s business climate, they would end up with no more than 15 or 16 stores.
Marcus, a two-time supporter of President Donald Trump, spoke out against socialism in 2019 when asked about Bernie Sanders and his policies.
“He is the enemy of every entrepreneur that’s ever going tobe born in this country and has been born in the past,” he said of Sanders.
Marcus also called President Biden “the worst president in the history of this country,” and claimed that “the woke people have taken over the world.”
Home Depot has attempted to distance the company from Marcus’s statements, first in 2016 when he came out in support of then-candidate Donald Trump, and again now that he has come out strongly against socialism.
A spokesperson for Home Depot told Insider: “Our co-founder Bernie Marcus left The Home Depot more than 20 years ago, and his views do not represent the company.”
Home Depot has 2,300 stores across the United States, the company is worth $321 billion with rising shares.