Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus, who is also a Jewish philanthropist, said in a new advertisement released by the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) that the retailer “couldn’t get past six stores” in the current American business environment.
“I’ve created jobs in America. I ran a business. I see what’s going on today, and I’m frightened to death,” Marcus said in ad airing on television networks in the election swing states of Florida, Ohio, Nevada and Pennsylvania.
In the latest RJC aiming to sway Jewish voters against President Barack Obama, Marcus said the president “doesn’t understand the economy” and is “surrounded with college professors, economics professors” rather than enough businesspeople.
RJC said in a statement that Marcus “is in a unique position to know which policies can bring about economic growth and prosperity and how badly Pres. Obama’s policies are hurting us” because of his experience growing Home Depot “from one store to one of the largest companies in the world.”