Former President Donald Trump took to Truth Social on Tuesday to express his support for the parent company of Bud Light, insisting that they “deserve a second chance.” This comes after conservatives initiated a boycott against Bud Light due to their endorsement deal with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, which led to a commemorative can being sent to them in April 2023. Despite the backlash, Trump defended the company, emphasizing its support for American farmers and families of fallen military personnel.
‘Not A Woke Company’: Trump Says Americans Should Give Bud Light Parent A ‘Second Chance’ https://t.co/Mvr9IoSvbh
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Trump dismissed accusations of Anheuser-Busch being a “woke” company, asserting that they have been unfairly targeted by radical leftists. In a typical Trumpian fashion, he even teased the idea of releasing a list of woke companies to expose their hypocrisy. Clearly, the former president isn’t one to stay quiet when it comes to defending conservative values and calling out the left’s double standards.
Highlighting the economic contributions of Anheuser-Busch, Trump pointed out that the company spends a whopping $700 million annually with American farmers and employs 65,000 hard-working Americans, including 1,500 veterans. Moreover, he commended their partnership with Folds of Honor, an organization providing scholarships to the families of fallen servicemen and women. With over $30 million raised and 44,000 scholarships awarded, Anheuser-Busch has proven itself to be a great American brand deserving of a second chance.
Unfortunately, the boycott had a significant impact on Bud Light sales, leading to a worrisome decline in their status as the best-selling beer in the United States. In fact, their sales dropped by a whopping 28.5% year-over-year by July 1, 2023. It is evident that the boycott orchestrated by conservatives had a substantial impact, but one has to wonder if it was truly warranted given the company’s contributions to the nation.
Adding fuel to the fire, Bud Light recently sponsored a comedy tour by Shane Gilles, a comedian who faced the axe from “Saturday Night Live” in 2019 amidst allegations of racist jokes. This further highlights the left’s hypocrisy, as they conveniently choose to ignore controversies involving their own preferred entertainers while relentlessly attacking conservative businesses.
Trump’s support for Anheuser-Busch is a refreshing reminder that someone is willing to stand up for companies that contribute to America’s success and support our brave veterans. While the boycott against Bud Light may have dealt a blow to their sales, it’s crucial for conservatives to consider the bigger picture and not let misplaced outrage pave the way for the destruction of patriotic American brands.