Former President Donald Trump gave a statement Saturday asking people to boycott Major League Baseball and other woke companies. This is in response to the decision of the MLB to pull out the All-Star Game from Atlanta, following a Georgia vote to enact a new law regarding elections.
Boycott Woke Companies
In a statement, Trump suggested giving the other side a taste of their own medicine. “For years the Radical Left Democrats have played dirty by boycotting products when anything from that company is done or stated in any way that offends them. It is finally time for Republicans and Conservatives to fight back—we have more people than they do—by far!” he said.
The companies listed by Trump share a common theme. They are the firms that reacted strongly to the new Georgia law. “Boycott Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, ViacomCBS, Citigroup, Cisco, UPS, and Merck. Don’t go back to their products until they relent. We can play the game better than them,” he called. He added that the left’s previous boycotts scared “companies into submission” and that people must “never submit” and “never give up” otherwise “the Radical Left will destroy our Country.”
MLB Moves From Atlanta
Trump’s reaction came after Major League Baseball announced last week that it will move its events from Atlanta because of its opposition to restrictions to the ballot box. This referred to changes made to early voting in the state. According to experts, the new voting laws expanded opportunities to vote for most Georgians, not limiting them as reported. Also, the new law requires voters to present a drivers’ license or state ID number when voting via absentee ballot. This requirement is something 74% of Georgians, including 63% of black Georgians, support. Ironically, Fox News reported that MLB requires fans to use a photo ID to pick up tickets to attend games.
MLB decided to pull out of Georgia after President Joe Biden said last week that he strongly supports the league if they did so. He said that the new law will put workers at a disadvantage. “You are going to close a polling place at 5 o’clock when working folks just get off,” he said.
Trump Calls For MLB Boycott
“Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans, and now they leave Atlanta with their All-Star Game because they are afraid of the Radical Left Democrats who do not want voter ID, which is desperately needed, to have anything to do with our elections. Boycott baseball and all of the woke companies that are interfering with Free and Fair Elections. Are you listening Coke, Delta, and all!” he thundered.
According to Holly Quinlan, a Georgia tourism official, MLB's decision will cost the state. Atlanta stands to lose around $100 million in lost revenue with the decision. Meanwhile, Georgia voting rights activist Stacey Abrams said she supported the league's decision. However, she didn’t “want to see Georgia families hurt by lost events and jobs.”
New York is Far More Restrictive
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, who signed the bill, suggested that the MLB look into their backyard first before taking a stand on Georgia’s new laws. He said that New York voting laws are far more restrictive than those they oppose in Georgia. “Major League Baseball may be scared of Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams, but we're not. We will continue to fight to make it easy to vote and hard to cheat in Georgia,” Kemp said on Twitter.
In the meantime, White House reporter Philip Wegmann of RealClearPolitics asked Press Secretary Jen Psaki if Biden would do the same for the Olympics. “The President had voiced his support for MLB making a decision about the All-Star Game in Georgia. I’m wondering, when can we expect a final determination from the President about the United States participating in the Beijing Olympics, given that he said the Chinese President doesn’t have a democratic bone in his body?” the reporter asked. Psaki can only mutter something about the US Olympic Committee. Shen then proceeded to snap at the reporter. Biden has yet to answer that.
Georgia Governor Brian Trump warns of “cancel culture” after MLB pulls All-Star Game from Georgia:
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