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16 Ridiculous Reasons Why Trump Supporters Have Boycotted Companies

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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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    Amazon came under all the fire in early 2017 when the company's CEO Jeff Bezos supported Washington state in a federal lawsuit challenging President Trump's immigration ban. Conservatives who obviously hate two-day shipping called for a boycott of the company because of the strange belief that politics and business should never meet.

    But here's the thing, even though Bezos supported the lawsuit, his company still advertises on Breitbart (Steve Bannon's alt-right "news" service, if you could even call it that), and they still sell Trump merchandise - so it's not like they've made a firm decision on anything regarding Trump and his rise to power. 

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    After releasing a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Vermont-based ice cream company Ben & Jerry's received a huge backlash. The reactionary police groupies Blue Lives Matter called for a ban of the company, stating that: "Whether you care about their stance on reparations or parenting, this is about more than just the lives of police officers. Please get the word out that Ben & Jerry's position doesn't reflect American values."

    Rather than release a cheeky new flavor like, "Rocky Reparations," or "Fudge the Police," a spokesperson for the ice cream manufacturer said, "By standing up and saying that Black Lives Matter is not to say that those in the law enforcement community don’t matter.”

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    The NFL has got a slew of problems - Colin Kaepernick arguably being the least of them. They make money off guys who are giving themselves brain damage on a weekly basis, their players are habitually accused of domestic abuse, and the league doesn't pay taxes. But that's not why Trump supporters called for a ban of the league. Nope, it was for the league's refusal to take action against San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick who began taking a knee during the National Anthem.

    People who took part in the boycott claimed they were successful when ratings for the NFL were down, but that didn't seem to matter to Donald Trump because he was still buying ad time during games. 

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    After the San Bernardino shooting, the FBI managed to get ahold of an iPhone owned by one of the perpetrators and they asked Apple for help in cracking the security password. The company balked, and in doing so incurred the wrath of Donald Trump who insisted his supporters stick to one of the most popular companies in the world by boycotting them.

    At an event in South Carolina Trump said, "Apple ought to give the security for that phone, okay. What I think you ought to do is boycott Apple until such a time as they give that security number. How do you like that? I just thought of it. Boycott Apple." But truthfully, Apple was trying to protect the security of its other customers. They said if the government gets the right to enter into one person's phone, they might not stop.