Sorry, Democrats…. turns out we can play that game, too!
President Trump has called for a boycott of Goodyear tires.
It turns out that the company has BANNED MAGA hats while allowing other political slogans including "Black Lives Matter," pro LGBT, and transgender pride apparel.
"All Lives Matter" shirts are also banned.
It truly appears that Goodyear has bowed to the liberal mob!
More details on this development story below:
Stocks for Goodyear began to drop dramatically after President Trump called for a boycott.
Politico reports that Trump issued the call-to-action after it was revealed that Goodyear required diversity trainings and is allegedly anti-MAGA:
President Donald Trump on Wednesday promoted a boycott of Goodyear, angrily reacting to a viral company policy that banned employees from wearing “MAGA Attire.”
“Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES - They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS. Get better tires for far less!” Trump wrote on Twitter. “(This is what the Radical Left Democrats do. Two can play the same game, and we have to start playing it now!).”
The president appeared to reference an image that a Goodyear employee said was taken during a diversity training slideshow that went viral this week.
According to Kansas television station WIBW, a slide labeled “Zero Tolerance” was presented at the company’s Topeka, Kan. plant and spelled out appropriate and inappropriate displays.
“Black Lives Matter” and “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride” were considered acceptable. Listed under the “unacceptable” section were “Blue Lives Matter,” “All Lives Matter,” “MAGA Attire” and “Political Affiliated Slogans or Material.”
WIBW reported that a worker at the Topeka plant captured the picture and provided it to the news station.
In a statement following Trump’s tweet, Goodyear denied that the slide was created or distributed by their corporate office and claimed it was not part of a diversity training class.
The company did not indicate the image was doctored and stood by the ban on political messaging articulated in the slide.
“To be clear on our longstanding corporate policy, Goodyear has zero tolerance for any forms of harassment or discrimination,” the statement read. “To enable a workplace environment free of those, we ask that associates refrain from workplace expressions in support of political campaigning for any candidate or political party, as well as similar forms of advocacy that fall outside the scope of racial justice and equity issues.”
The statement also established the company’s support for law enforcement and pushed back on claims Goodyear is “anti-police.”
Companies are bowing to the demands of the far-left mob.
But if conservatives boycott companies that prohibit conservative apparel while allowing liberal apparel, perhaps those companies will realize the error of their ways.
Goodyear is based in Ohio, which is a swing state.
But it turns out Trumps call-to-action could pay off, especially if the accusations against Goodyear are true.
According to Fox Business:
President Trump on Wednesday urged Americans against purchasing Goodyear tires over a reported ban on wearing MAGA hats and politically affiliated slogans for employees.
“Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES—They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS,” Trump tweeted Wednesday. “Get better tires for far less!”
Trump added: “(This is what the Radical Left Democrats do. Two can play the same game, and we have to start playing it now!).”
The president's tweet comes after Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company's zero-tolerance policy was made public.
A Goodyear employee at a plant in Topeka, Kan., shared a slide that he said came from the company's corporate office in Akron, Ohio. The slide, reported by WIBW, showed two categories: Acceptable and Unacceptable.
Under “Acceptable” were Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride (LGBT).
Under “Unacceptable” were Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, MAGA and politically affiliated slogans or material.
Time will tell whether or not Goodyear was truly "discriminating" against Trump supporters.
The company issued a statement claiming that the images circulating online regarding the diversity training and approved /disapproved apparel were fabricated.
Do you believe them? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!