The Bud Light controversy has been the talk of conservative MAGA circles for weeks now. Despite the company doing fine overall, MAGA right-wingers have been prancing around like the pigeon in the popular meme that just lost the chess game.

But at the top of the MAGA pyramid, Donald Trump has been silent on the boycott. And rest assured, it is no accident. If Trump were to speak out against Bud Light or Anheuser Busch, it could do a lot of damage to two things — his bank account and his presidential campaign.

As far as his bank account goes, Trump has a significant amount of Anheuser Busch stock.

As The Independent reports …

According to data reviewed by The Independent, it’s possible that Mr Trump’s reluctance to criticise the company that makes the middling American beverage stems from his personal financial interests.

Mr Trump’s most recent financial disclosure shows he holds a significant financial interest in Anheuser-Busch InBev, the company that produces Bud Light.

With all the investigations going on, Trump’s legal fees are probably through the roof. He needs every penny he can muster just to keep the lawyers working for him. Anheuser Busch is a solid, blue chip stock that pays healthy dividends, so it is easy to speculate that it would be a stock that Trump would not want to part with.

On top of that, Anheuser Busch has contributed significantly to GOP causes over the years. The NRCC had to quickly backpedal after calling for a boycott of Bud Light earlier this month. On top of that, Trump’s son, Don Jr., urged supporters to end the boycott.

They know not to bite the hand that feeds them.

But wait, there’s more.

If we all get into the “wayback machine” and go to 2012, we find a man championing a transgender woman. We find that same man overruling his own Miss Universe pageant board and allowing a transgender contestant in his competition. Who is this champion of transgender women? Donald J. Trump.

As Reuters reported back then …

Businessman Donald Trump has overturned a decision by the Miss Universe Organization, which he owns, to disqualify a Canadian transgender beauty pageant contestant because she was not a “naturally born” female.

A week later, Trump’s Miss Universe pageant would change their rules allowing transgender women in the competition.

Despite Trump’s recent comments condemning transgender people he is probably hoping that his GOP primary opponents don’t bring his embrace of the transgender community in 2012, when they were making him money or his current acceptance of Anheuser Busch as it still makes him money.