After what appeared to be attempts to quell significant boycotts of Bud Light due to its association with transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney, critics are now reportedly attacking a key GOP group and Donald Trump Jr.
This week, Donald Trump Jr. urged a stop to the beer boycotts, pointing out that Anheuser-Busch, the parent firm of Bud Light, has a history of supporting Republicans.
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) secretly took down a fundraising page and tweet on Saturday that allowed individuals to give money in exchange for a beer koozie.
According to donation disclosures, Anheuser-Busch gave the NRCC roughly $465,000 during the 2022 election season alone.
After trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney received a special package of Bud Lite with his picture on the can as part of an advertisement for the business’ March Madness tournament and to commemorate a year since he transitioned, conservative boycotts of Bud Light began earlier this month.
In his podcast last week, Trump Jr. defended Anheuser-Busch, calling for a stop to the boycott and pointing out that the corporation is “iconic” and has a history of supporting Republican politicians.
“So, here’s the deal. Anheuser-Busch totally s— the bed with this Dylan Mulvaney thing. I’m not, though, for destroying an American, an iconic company for something like this,” Trump Jr. said.
”The company itself doesn’t participate in the same leftist nonsense as the other big conglomerates. Frankly, they don’t participate in the same woke garbage that other people in the beer industry actually do, who are significantly worse offenders when I looked into it. But if they do this again, then it’s on them. Then, screw them.” he continued.
On social media, some conservative critics attacked Trump Jr., with many urging the boycott to continue in spite of his remarks.
Bud Light didn’t need to put out it’s non-apology, and people would’ve forgotten about it and continued to drink the brand. But they did, and conservatives like Trump Jr. accepted the non-apology, so their stock price went up.
Rule of thumb: go woke, get rich.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 16, 2023
Does Don Jr. own stock in Anheuser-Busch or something? Now's the time to double down on the boycott, not quit. This is why Republicans always get their asses kicked by the left.
— LivePDDave 🇺🇸 (@LivePDDave1) April 15, 2023
I hope his listeners are not listening and have minds of their own.https://t.co/vbJUl5bLTD
— Dr. Carol M. Swain (@carolmswain) April 16, 2023