This was unexpected.
On Thursday’s episode of his podcast, Donald Trump Jr. supported Anheuser-Busch, a large beer corporation, and encouraged his audience to stop boycotting the company.
According to Fox, Trump jr. asserted that Anheuser-Busch is too “iconic” of a company to be boycotted any longer, and that the company’s leadership has learned from its mistakes.
“So here’s the deal. Anheuser-Busch totally sh*t the bed with this Dylan Mulvaney thing. I’m not, though, for destroying an American, an iconic company for something like this,” Trump Jr. explained.
Anheuser-Busch has faced significant backlash in the past few weeks after announcing a partnership with Dylan Mulvaney, a transgender influencer.
“When I actually look into it, I’m not gonna blame the whole company for the inaction or the stupidity of someone in a marketing campaign that got woke as hell,” Trump jr. explained.
Trump pointed to Anheuser-Busch’s track record of donating slightly more funds to conservative politicians than to liberal ones as a justification to continue purchasing their beer.
Trump jr. added, “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.”
Dylan Mulvaney is a transgender activist and social media influencer who rose to fame after interviewing President Biden about LGBTQ issues in 2022. Recently, Mulvaney disclosed that Anheuser-Busch had sent out packs of Bud Light featuring her image on the cans as part of an advertisement for the beer company’s March Madness contest and to commemorate a full year of her “girlhood.”
Brendan Whitworth, the CEO of Anheuser-Busch, released a lengthy statement on Friday in an effort to ease the hostility towards Bud Light and its parent company.
Whitworth explained, “We never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people. We are in the business of bringing people together over a beer. My time serving this country taught me the importance of accountability and the values upon which America was founded: freedom, hard work and respect for one another.