Trump urges boycott of Goodyear tires after hearing of MAGA hat ban

Trump urges boycott of Goodyear tires after hearing of MAGA hat ban

Tire maker Goodyear is scrambling to do damage control after a leaked diversity-training slide suggested it'd fallen in with Black Lives Matter corporate virtue brigade, triggering calls for a boycott from President Donald Trump. Woke Twitter, disproportionately living in coastal cities with ample public transportation, is unlikely to be buying Goodyear products anyway, while the red-state inhabitants of "flyover country" require cars - and tires - to get from point A to point B.

Under the acceptable column is: Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride (LGBT).

In its statement, Goodyear denied that the screenshot was created or distributed by the company's corporate offices nor was part of a diversity training class. Goodyear also denied that it's "anti-police" and that it has the "utmost appreciation" for police forces. "To enable a work environment free of those, we ask that associates refrain from workplace expressions in support of political campaigning for ay candidate or political party, as well as similar forms of advocacy that fall outside the scope of racial justice and equity issues".

After hearing concerns that it had taken an anti-law enforcement stance, Goodyear claimed it "has always supported both equality and law enforcement and will continue to do so".

On Wednesday, Goodyear tire released a statement addressing the misconceptions about its policies and company.

"What was not allowed was Blue Lives Matter", McEnany said, saying "what was clearly targeted was a certain ideology".

It drew the president's ire after a report from a Kansas news outlet, based on a slide from a presentation, which had been shared by an employee.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters at the White House on Wednesday, "I will stand at this podium and say Blue Lives Matter is an equity issue and Goodyear needs to come out and acknowledge that".

"The President was talking to his supporters when he tweeted that in particular", McEnany said.

Goodyear added: "This can't be said strongly enough".

Photo FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 03: Goodyear Eagle racing tires are seen in the garage area during Salute To Veterans Qualifying Days Fueled by Texas Lottery for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 3, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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