On Wednesday, President Donald Trump not only called for the boycott of Goodyear tires, but also threatened to remove them from his Presidential Limousine, The Beast.
From The Daily Caller:
President Donald Trump said that he would “swap out” Goodyear tires from his presidential limousine nicknamed “The Beast” after earlier calling for the company to be boycotted.
“On the Goodyear issue, you ride on Goodyear tires in the presidential limousine. If there were an alternative, you want those tires swapped out?” asked Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts during a Wednesday press conference.
Trump responded, “Yeah, I would do that. I would swap them out based on what I heard. We’ll see what happens. Look. you’re going to have lot of people not wanting to buy that product anymore. They’ll buy it from a competitor — made in the USA, too.”
The President also took to Twitter, launching his own offensive in the Cancel Wars which have largley plagued conservative voices over recent years:
The controversy stems from leaked information regarding a Goodyear plant in Topeka, KS, which told employees it could wear BLM and other Left approved apparel, but not MAGA gear or Blue Lives Matter gear.
A position the corporate office quickly distanced itself from, after Trump defended the plants workers.
From Fox Business:
Goodyear clarified its policy on acceptable workplace attire on Thursday, one day after reports that one of its facilities in Topeka, Kansas had banned “Make America Great Again” and “Blue Lives Matter” apparel which prompted President Trump to call for a boycott of the Ohio-based company.
Goodyear Chairman and CEO Rich Kramer said the slide from a presentation at the Topeka plant “was not approved or distributed by Goodyear Corporate or anyone outside of that facility.” The company has clarified its policy to inform employees that they can “express support for law enforcement through apparel at Goodyear facilities," but are asked to "refrain" from wearing apparel of a political nature.
“I deeply regret the impression it has created and want to clarify Goodyear’s position,” Kramer said. “First, to be clear, Goodyear does not endorse any political organization, party or candidate. We have a longstanding corporate policy that asks associates to refrain from workplace expressions in support of any candidate or political party.
“Second, Goodyear strongly supports our law enforcement partners and deeply appreciates all they do to put their lives on the line each and every day for our communities,” Kramer added. “We have proudly supplied tires to police and fire personnel for more than 100 years and that relationship is foundational to our company.”
Trump called for a boycott of Goodyear tires after a local news station in Kansas shared a slide of a presentation captured by an employee. The slide, reportedly taken from a diversity training session, showed a list of acceptable and unacceptable phrases under Goodyear’s “zero-tolerance policy.”
The slide listed “Black Lives Matter” and “LGBT” under acceptable phrases, while the Trump slogan “Make America Great Again” and the pro-police slogan “Blue Lives Matter” were listed under unacceptable phrases.
Not that I wish for the many good people to work there to lose their jobs.
But good for Trump for taking a stand.
Good for the people who leaked the information for standing up for their rights.
The decks are stacked against conservatives, or anyone unwilling to submit to Leftwing indoctrination.