Former President Donald Trump took to Truth Social to encourage his supporters to forgive Anheuser-Busch for their past “woke” missteps and give them another chance. He praised the company for its positive impact on the U.S., emphasizing its support for farmers, service members, and students. Trump highlighted their $700 million annual spending with American farmers, employing 65,000 Americans, and their partnership with Folds of Honor to provide scholarships for families of fallen service members.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 7, 2024
After Anheuser-Busch featured a biological male who identifies as female in a Bud Light ad, many on the right, including Trump, distanced themselves from the brand. Yet, Trump’s appeal to his supporters seems to have sparked a change of heart. Caitlyn Jenner and Kid Rock, both important figures in the conservative community, also voiced support for forgiving Anheuser-Busch and focusing on the positive impact the company has had over the years.
The move to reconcile with Anheuser-Busch comes at a critical time for the company, as it was announced that a lobbyist hired by the company will be hosting a fundraiser for Trump, aligning with his message of unity and the push for renewed strength in America. The crux of Trump’s call for support is to refocus on the bigger picture and the positive contributions the company has made to American society.
In the eyes of Trump and his conservative allies, forgiving Anheuser-Busch aligns with their values of giving second chances and recognizing the positive impact the company has had on American communities. As the company and Trump’s supporters move forward, there is hope for renewed unity and focus on a brighter future for America.