Former President Trump Calls For Boycott of UPS Amid Fallout Over Georgia’s Voter I.D. Law
Palm Beach, FL – Former President Donald Trump is urging supporters to boycott a transportation giant — along with a host of other companies — in response to the fallout from an election reform law passed in Georgia.
A new election reform bill passed and signed into law by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has enraged many on the political left, leading Peach State-based corporations such as Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola to condemn the law.
Major League Baseball (MLB) even announced late last week it was moving its All-Star Game and Draft (both scheduled for July of this year) out of Atlanta in protest.
In an interview with ESPN last week, President Joe Biden encouraged MLB to move the events out of Georgia.
“I would strongly support [MLB] doing that,” President Biden said. “The very people who are victimized the most are the people who are the leaders in these sports and it’s just not right. This is Jim Crow on steroids what they are doing in Georgia and 40 other states. You’re going to close a polling place at five o’clock when working people just get off? This is all about keeping working folks and ordinary folks from being able to vote.”
Those comments earned the President “Four Pinocchios” by the Washington Post as the uber-left leaning media outlet conceded the law actually expands voting hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and includes 17 days of early voting as well.
Still, President Biden doubled down on that claim again the following day in a prepared statement released by the White House.
In response to all of this, on Saturday, Mr. Trump issued a statement excoriating what he called the “woke cancel culture.”
“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,” the former President said. “Now they are going big time with WOKE CANCEL CULTURE and our sacred elections.”
He then specifically called for a boycott of a number of companies including transportation behemoth UPS.
“It is finally time for Republicans and Conservatives to fight back—we have more people than they do—by far! Boycott Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, ViacomCBS, Citigroup, Cisco, UPS, and Merck,” Mr. Trump urged. “Don’t go back to their products until they relent.”
The former President did not specify what led him to include UPS in the list of suggested boycotts.
However, the UPS World Headquarters is located in Atlanta.
“They Rigged And Stole Our Presidential Election”
Also at the center of the left’s dismay is a new provision in the law which requires Georgians seeking to cast a mail-in absentee ballot to produce valid identification such as a driver’s license or voter ID card when requesting the ballot.
In-person voting already required ID in Georgia and the law still allows Georgia voters to obtain a free voter ID card provided by the taxpayers.
Also consider a new Rasmussen Reports national survey found that 75% of Likely U.S. Voters believe voters should be required to show photo identification before being allowed to vote.
The election reform effort was in response to more recent polling which suggests millions of Americans continue to distrust the 2020 election was conducted fairly as voting laws were hurriedly changed — citing COVID-19 concerns — by Secretaries of State and Governors in multiple swing states including Georgia.
“They rigged and stole our 2020 Presidential Election, which we won by a landslide, and then, on top of that, boycott & scare companies into submission,” Trump wrote. “Never submit, never give up! The Radical Left will destroy our Country if we let them. We will not become a Socialist Nation.”
Not The First Time
This is not the first time Mr. Trump has called for a boycott of a transportation-related company.
In August of last year former President Trump called for ditching Goodyear Tire Co. products after a leaked slide from a “diversity” training course revealed the Akron, Ohio-based company encouraged employees to wear clothing supportive of Black Lives Matter but disallowed Make America Great Again imagery to be worn.
Goodyear ultimately reversed course after a firestorm of criticism including from many truckers.