Donald Trump Jr. wants Americans to start buying the “King of Beers” after a marketing campaign featuring transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney sparked nationwide boycotts.
On the Thursday episode of Triggered with Donald Trump Jr, the former first son called for conservatives stop boycotting Bud Light, after successfully tanking suds sales nationwide.
“So here’s the deal, Anheuser-Busch, totally shit the bed with this Dylan Mulvaney thing,” Trump Jr. remarked.
“I’m not, though, for destroying an American and iconic company for something like this.”
The company has lost $6 billion since Kid Rock used Bud Light cases as carbonated targets for his automatic rifle, two days after Mulvaney announced that the beer brand made a can with her face on it to celebrate her “365 days of girlhood.”
Trump Jr. noted that sources informed the Daily Wire that no senior executives “were aware” about the Mulvaney partnership.
The source claimed that the decision was made by a “low-level” employee in the marketing department that “must have thought it was no big deal.”
“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,” he asserted.
“The company itself doesn’t participate in the same leftist nonsense as the other big conglomerates.”
The Rumble podcaster did some research and found out the company has historically supported conservative causes and candidates.
“We looked into the political giving and lobbying history of Anheuser-Busch. And guess what?” Trump Jr. rhetorically asked. “They actually support Republicans.”
“Last cycle their employees and their PAC gave about 60% to Republicans and 40% to Democrats,” he detailed.
“That’s literally almost unheard of in corporate America, where it’s really easy to go woke, where they do so constantly, where there’s a consequence to actually being a conservative.”
“So 60/40 to the conservative side is kind of a big deal,” Trump Jr. stated.
He noted that the St. Louis based brewing company supported Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House, and author J.D. Vance’s bid for his Ohio Senate seat.
“On the lobbying front, we looked into the bills that Anheuser-Busch was working on,” Trump continued.
“You know what they’re focused on, guys? They’ve focused on taxes and trade things that actually impact their business.”
“They haven’t done any lobbying for like the random pet issues of the day and the nonsense and the BLM crap — I didn’t find that — they focused on the things that affect their job.”
In an open letter, Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth, who is a registered Republican and military veteran, said that the 165-year-old company wasn’t trying to be divisive.
“We never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people,” he wrote on Thursday. “We are in the business of bringing people together over a beer.”
On Friday, the company confirmed that a Budweiser brewing facility in Los Angeles had been targeted by a bomb threat the same morning Whitworth addressed the Mulvaney partnership.
An Anheuser-Busch spokesperson said that the Los Angeles branch was one of several brewing factories that have faced threats this week.
Trump Jr. accused conservatives of rapidly responding before being informed on all the facts.
“I think sometimes we do have the tendency of like shooting first and aiming second, not looking into the details,” which he said was “easy” to do.
“I’ve complained about that on this show before, which is when we do the, ‘Hey, we got you’ and you know — Wuhan lab leak theory, COVID vaccines, whatever, it’s like two years later we’re proven, right?”
“And we dunk on them online, but they still won. This is like the opposite of that,” he pointed out.
“This is one like we’re dunking on them now, but when you actually look into it, they’d be one of the more conservative-leaning companies in America.”
“So they’ve been put on notice. I’m leaving them alone. I think you should probably do the same — if they do it again — they’ve been warned,” Trump Jr. concluded.