President Donald Trump openly attacked an American company that employs thousands of Americans on Wednesday when he called for boycotting Goodyear.
Goodyear supports the fight against racial injustice and opposes hate in the workplace, so it barred employees from wearing Trump’s MAGA hats on the job. The policy is designed to prevent divisiveness.
And that’s why Trump threw a tantrum on Twitter.
Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES – They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS. Get better tires for far less! (This is what the Radical Left Democrats do. Two can play the same game, and we have to start playing it now!).
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2020
Americans jumped to defend Goodyear and even pointed out that the company employs thousands in Ohio, a battleground state Trump needs to win. It was also pointed out that Goodyear supplies police departments with tires.
Forget something Mr. Law Enforcement President? pic.twitter.com/D1M4w8DrL5
— Rich RN (@RichL315) August 19, 2020
GOODYEAR TIRES has been an American gem since 1898, and now Trump wants Americans to abandon them just because they don’t support him politically.
Trump isn’t President for America. He’s only president for his supporters. This proves it!
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) August 19, 2020
Goodyear banned MAGA hats? Great. Thanks for the promotion. Everyone will buy only Goodyear now.
— Executive Order Singh, MD ? (@LabyrinthWeaver) August 19, 2020
Trump Yesterday: I’m not divisive.
Trump today: Attacks a private company that employs many Americans as one of his thousands of personal feuds.
— JRehling (@JRehling) August 19, 2020
Also, thank you to Donald Trump for trying to boycott GOODYEAR TIRES…a company that employs 62,000 people and is based in Akron, Ohio.
Y’know, the same Ohio where Trump is tied with Joe Biden in the polls?
— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes) August 19, 2020
You are being unconstitutional yet again. Organizations have the right to their policies, free speech protects them from tyrants like you interfering in their business.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) August 19, 2020
As if that was not enough blowback, it turns out that Trump is a hypocrite because Goodyear also supplies the tires for the presidential limousine and other vehicles used by the White House.
— Darryl Forges (@Darryl_Forges) August 19, 2020
Who wants to tell him. pic.twitter.com/cMrvwxbpm1
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) August 19, 2020
Attacking Goodyear was clearly not a smart move.
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