President Trump went hard after Goodyear again, this time going so far as to say that he was willing to strip that brand of tires off the presidential limousine, which he calls “The Beast,” in light of their policy banning MAGA gear and attempting to force folks to support Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ causes by allowing employees to wear apparel with related messaging.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is how politics is played today. Companies will use their influence in culture to sway people to support their products. It’s not really about pushing the cause. It’s about going “woke” to appeal to the masses and hopefully sell more tires or whatever product the company produces.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire:
“Well, I’m not happy with Goodyear because what they’re doing is playing politics. And the funny thing is the people that work for Goodyear — I can guarantee you I poll very well with all of those great workers in Goodyear,” Trump said during a press conference regarding whether he wanted the federal government to stop buying and using Goodyear products.
“And when they say that you can’t have ‘Blue Lives Matter,’ you can’t show a blue line, you can’t wear a MAGA hat, but you can have other things that are Marxist in nature, there’s something wrong with the top of Goodyear,” Trump continued. “And what the radical left does is they make it impossible for people to do business if they’re Republican or if they’re conservative. They put out all sorts of effort: ‘Don’t shop there.’ They do vicious things, not so different than what you saw on the streets of Portland two nights ago.”
“If they — if they want to hold political speech, if they want to let you not do what everybody is doing; if they want to wear a MAGA hat or if they want to wear a ‘Blue Lives…’ You know what “Blue Lives Matter,’ right? That’s policemen and women. That’s a terrible thing. That’s a terrible thing,” Trump continued. “So they’re using their power over these people, and these people want to wear whatever it is that we’re talking about. You know that. And so I would be very much in favor if people don’t want to buy there. And you know what? They’ll be able to get a good job — because we set a jobs record over the last quarter, as you know. The most jobs ever in the history of our country. You’ll be able to get another good jobs. I think it’s disgraceful that they did this.”
Later on the president was asked whether or not he would remove Goodyear tires from his limousine. He replied by saying, “Yeah, I would do that.”
“I would — I would swap them out, based on what I heard,” the-commander-in-chief said. “We’ll see what happens. Hey, look, you’re going to have a lot of people not wanting to buy that product anymore, and they’ll buy from a competitor — made in the USA, too.”
As the kids these days say, “go woke, go broke.”
If you want to use your influence to push for political causes, be expected to take some harsh criticism, like the kind Goodyear is receiving from Trump and other common sense Americans who have had enough of political correctness and the stagnation it’s causing our country to experience.
And right now, Goodyear stocks aren’t doing so hot, so maybe they ought to take all of this backlash more seriously.