President Donald Trump Says "Don’t Buy Goodyear Tires"
Never mind the fact that the presidential limo rides on custom Goodyear TiresLISTEN 03:01
There’s no denying that the United States is in a tough place right now. There’s racism running rampant, riots (not the peaceful protests), and a huge divide amongst the American people. Some will blame political figures for this big divide, others blame the police, but perhaps it starts much lower. Just recently, Trump suggested that the American people should boycott Goodyear tires after a shot of the company’s employee attire policy went viral for banning MAGA attire along with a few other things.
Goodyear In Denial But the Writing is On the Wall
We can’t show you the photo of Goodyear’s “Zero Tolerance” slide, but you can see it here. Basically, the slide included the following:
Acceptable Goodyear Employee Attire
- Black Lives Matter (BLM)
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride (LGBT)
I guess you could argue that the “Q” doesn’t matter to Goodyear, either, but what has been more troubling for some is what isn’t considered acceptable attire.
Unacceptable Goodyear Employee Attire
- Blue Lives Matter
- All Lives Matter
- MAGA Attire
- Political Affiliated Slogans or Material
The listing of “MAGA Attire” on the unacceptable list is obviously what encouraged Trump to tweet the following:
The picture in question, according to CNN, was obtained via an employee of Goodyear’s plant in Topeka, Kansas. Of course, it didn’t take log for Goodyear to issue a statement saying “the visual in question was not created or distributed by Goodyear corporate," but that it asks its associates to "refrain from workplace expressions in support of political campaigning for any candidate or political party, as well as similar forms of advocacy that fall outside the scope of racial justice and equity issues."
It later said that it has “always wholeheartedly supported both equality and law enforcement and continue to do so.”
That’s good an all, but that doesn’t explain how a graphic that seems to only support BLM and LBGT (no Q) ended up in a Goodyear factory or what is being done to resolve the whole scenario. Goodyear didn’t deny that it was there, only that corporate didn’t distribute it. Sounds like damage control to me. But, I digress. The big takeaway here is that there’s a major conflict with President Trumps boycott of Goodyear.
Did you know that the presidential limo – “The Beast” – rides on custom-made and unique Goodyear tires? Well, this is a little awkward. Trump’s suggested is to swap them out and buy from a competitor:
While interesting, indeed, this isn’t the kind of nonsense this country needs at this point. We already have enough divide, we don’t need it happening between employees and corporations as well. It’s almost like the country wants to tear itself apart. What do you think about the whole situation?