Goodyear Tire, the tire company that was founded over 121 years ago, decided to take a neutral route and banned employees from wearing anything political at work, including MAGA hats.
While this wasn’t a direct attack against Donald Trump and his campaign, the president thought it was personal.
Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to tell his followers to boycott Goodyear.
“Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES – They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. “Get better tires for far less! (This is what the Radical Left Democrats do. Two can play the same game, and we have to start playing it now!).”
Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES – They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS. Get better tires for far less! (This is what the Radical Left Democrats do. Two can play the same game, and we have to start playing it now!).
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2020
In which the president of the United States calls for a boycott of Goodyear tires, apparently in response to a Fox segment he was watching.
Left, Fox Business' Varney & Co., 10:23 a.m.
Right, Trump, 10:33 a.m. pic.twitter.com/lJg2DUPpxz
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) August 19, 2020
Conservatives also took to Twitter to call for a Goodyear Tire boycott.
Goodyear bans blue lives matter and all lives matter messages while allowing BLM and LGBT. We need to get #BoycottGoodyear trending. They need to overturn this discriminatory police, apologize for it, and apologize for their support of a violent Marxist organization. pic.twitter.com/MYfnbvsEPo
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) August 19, 2020
The policy, according to the slide (which the company has not confirmed is company policy) appears to ban wearing clothing including MAGA hats, “Blue Lives Matter” or “All Lives Matter” attire, or other “politically affiliated slogans,” as WIBW reports.
Attire supporting Black Lives Matter or LGBTQ people are acceptable.