Donald Trump in the presidential limousine (illustration). - Anthony Behar / Sipa USA / SIPA
In front of Mount Rushmore, he had nevertheless denounced the “cancel culture”. But on Wednesday, the US president called for a boycott of Goodyear tires, after an employee disclosed internal rules deeming “unacceptable” to wear clothes bearing the campaign slogan of the president-candidate, or any other political party.
“Don't buy Goodyear tires,” Donald Trump tweeted. The reason for his anger: “they announced a ban on MAGA caps”, the acronym for “Make America great again”, the slogan of the president in his re-election campaign. “I would be very supportive of people who don't want to buy it. (…) There is something wrong with the management of Goodyear, he said at the end of the day during his press conference.
The presidential limousine equipped by Goodyear
What about the tires of The Beast, the presidential limousine, of the Goodyear brand according to a journalist? “I would like to change them. (…) We will see what happens. Many people will no longer want to buy this product (but those) from a competitor. Made in the USA. "
So has he taken the GoodYear tires he hates so much off the Beast yet? pic.twitter.com/PfzxahMdeZ- John Birchman 🌊🌊🌊😷 (@johnbirchman) August 20, 2020
“Goodyear employs hundreds of American workers. (…) For President Trump, these employees and their jobs are not a source of pride, just the collateral victims of a new political attack, ”reacted his Democratic competitor for the presidential election, Joe Biden, in a statement. .
An internal photo is controversial
A photo, which seems to have been taken during an internal training, was widely relayed on social networks. It shows a presentation, indicating which messages can and cannot be displayed by employees in the workplace. In the “acceptable” category: Black Lives Matter (BLM) (“black lives matter”) and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans).
On the other hand, are considered unacceptable, the slogans Blue Lives Matter (movement in support of the police), and All Lives Matter ("All lives matter", brandished by the supporters of Donald Trump in opposition to the BLM movement), as well as the clothing displaying Donald Trump's slogan, MAGA, and any other display of political opinion.
According to local channel 13 News, which posted the photo, the presentation was made at the Goodyear plant in Topeka, Kansas, and comes from the group's headquarters in Akron, Ohio. Goodyear reacted on Twitter on Wednesday, assuring that the "concerned visual was neither created nor distributed by the Goodyear company, nor is it part of a diversity training". The US tire maker also said employees are being asked not to disclose any political affiliation in the workplace.
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