During his appearance on Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto on Wednesday, Ken Langone, co-founder of Home Depot, discussed the Trump administration's $4.1 trillion budget plan for 2018, which includes a proposal to slash more than $800 billion from Medicaid over the next decade. Seemingly out of nowhere, Langone took aim at food stamps (which would be cut by $200 billion). "How do we make sure that food stamps are being used for what they're called, food?," he asked. "And this, to me, is part of the problem."
Then—cover your eyebrows for this one—Langone delivered one hell of a hot take, claiming that people use food stamps to buy drugs. "Hell, people use food stamps to buy marijuana, that's illegal, or cocaine, or whatever the hell else people use to get high," he said. "How do we make sure that we don't take a system that is well-intentioned that becomes badly abused?"
So, someone with an estimated net worth of $3.2 billion is tapped into what exactly is "secretly" going on with people who use food stamps? (For the record, much of the "abuse" that occurs is the other way around—people trying to scam food stamp recipients out of their benefits). As you would expect, people aren't happy with the Langone's comments.
Some are even asking people to boycott Home Depot.
Lowe's really needs to get petty and mention Home Depot in a "I'm just sayin', you could do better" tweet right about now.