Donald Trump is poised to become the 45th president of the United States - and while there isn't much that can be done to change that, many are still managing to find new and inventive ways to show their disapproval of it.
Most recently, the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, a part of the Keep America Great PAC, has created an app with the sole purpose of helping its users to boycott the president-elect - by taking aim at his wallet. Featuring a directory of over 250 companies both directly and indirectly related to the president-elect, Boycott Trump includes everything from the obvious to the less-so, including brands that sponsored Celebrity Apprentice and stores that stock his daughter Ivanka Trump's brand of clothing.
"Make Trump and his allies pay, literally, for their hateful rhetoric and regressive policies," the app's description reads. "Use consumer action to take a stand for what's right!"
As USA Today points out, it's unclear how effective the app will be, since it appears to be mostly educational and lacks a "social" element for people to share what they've boycotted. Furthermore, it's entirely possible that Trump's supporters could use the app for its opposite purpose.
But regardless of how it fares in the tech world, the app's very creation sends a clear message that many still disapprove of Trump's victory - and if it gains enough steam, it does have the potential to do some damage.
“This app is a first step in our larger Boycott Trump campaign, which will feature a unified grassroots movement centered on holding companies and individuals that help Trump in any way accountable,” Nate Lemer, executive director of the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, told The Huffington Post. "The campaign is all about empowerment ... We’ve accepted Trump won the election but that doesn’t mean we have to accept everything he stands for."
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