Are you a Donald Trump supporter looking for a new business to fruitlessly boycott? Are you upset about the rise of Donald Trump from orange television bag man to President of the United States and looking for a way to give money to a company that he doesn’t have a hand in? Then you’re in the right place. It seems like every week there’s a new Trump boycott by the conservative snowflakes who support the President, and while some seem like they could make a small dent in the massive corporations that they’re carried out against, for the most part these boycotts tend to either drive up sales for the anti-Trump businesses, or fade out as soon as a new business comes along that makes a veiled slight at Donny T.
These businesses that are anti-Trump might have ruffled some feathers for members of the GOP. So go ahead and boycott - Starbucks probably won't miss you.
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Pepsi, forever the runner up to Coca-Cola, and the fizzy drink that will never be as good as Dr. Pepper, incurred the wrath of the Trump supporters after a perceived slight towards President Trump. When multiple fake news sites began running a story that Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi told Trump fans to "take their business elsewhere," they freaked out and called for a boycott of the company.
The problem is Nooyi never said anything overtly negative about Trump beyond questioning his campaign rhetoric. After his win she congratulated him. When asked about the election and domestic violence in the NFL at the New York Times Dealbook conference Nooyi said, "How dare we talk about women that way. I had to answer a lot of questions, from my daughters, from my employees, they were all in mourning."
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After teasing their "Born the Hard Way" commercial that aired during Super Bowl LI #trumpflakes got so mad. The commercial featured the true story of Adolphus Busch, who immigrated to America to help create the largest manufacturer of beer in the country.
Boycotters took to social media where they offered trenchant critiques of the ad that read, "No thanks... it's time to #BoycottBudweiser. We don't need your beer, your opinions, and your illegal immigrants." The commercial played as scheduled and despite the boycott plenty of Trump voters probably bought something made by Anheuser-Busch because they legit own everything.
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It doesn't matter what your political affiliation is, Oreos are delicious. But after Nabisco announced it was outsourcing jobs to Mexico in 2016, Trump made a half-hearted attempt to sound like he cared when he stated that he would no longer be eating the chocolate and vanilla cookie.
Trump even managed to drag human punchline Chris Christie into the whole thing at a fundraiser when he asked, "You're not eating Oreos anymore, are you?" Look at him - of course he is. Trumpkins across the US called for a boycott of the cookie manufacturer and instead offered their allegiance to Hydrox. Sad!
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For all you #trumpdawgs hoping to start dressing presidentially in some cheaply-made suits that are definitely the products of foreign labor, you'll have to wait until a more thirsty company jumps on the bandwagon. In 2015, Macy's announced it was getting rid of Trump's clothing line after the soon to be president said, "[Mexicans are] bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
Trump supporters (who likely never shopped at Macy's in the first place) said they would boycott the company, and then in a strange turn of events, in 2017 many people who voted against Trump called for a boycott of the company after they realized that the store was still selling a line of Ivanka Trump's clothing. Macy's just can't win.