On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticize the "Radical Left" for staging boycotts of individual businesses, products or corporations that do not match their personal morals.
"More and more the Radical Left is using Commerce to hurt their 'Enemy'."
"They put out the name of a store, brand or company, and ask their so-called followers not to do business there."
"They don’t care who gets hurt, but also don’t understand that two can play that game!"
More and more the Radical Left is using Commerce to hurt their “Enemy.” They put out the name of a store, brand or… https://t.co/qGd29IkrZz— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1562722574.0
But the President failed to remember a few key points:
- his most loyal base, Evangelical Christians, often calls for boycotts
- as President he is supposed to represent all people in the United States, not just those who never criticize him
- Trump himself calls for boycotts often too
But people were more than happy to remind Trump, calling him out for hypocrisy.
@realDonaldTrump You mean like this Radical Leftist? https://t.co/vqgL59SaOP— D Villella ❄️ (@D Villella ❄️) 1562723089.0
@realDonaldTrump What like Macy’s? https://t.co/5LLN00Am0M— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy) 1562722751.0
@realDonaldTrump Or CNN? https://t.co/DxBrAqTJE1— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy) 1562722807.0
@realDonaldTrump Or TV hosts you don’t like? https://t.co/aZiwIRn3pl— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy) 1562722859.0
@realDonaldTrump Or networks you don’t like? https://t.co/MhjqT6eobV— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy) 1562722904.0
@realDonaldTrump Or whole countries? https://t.co/bXqkX7PxQ1— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy) 1562722975.0
Some even included video evidence of Trump's calls for boycotts to illustrate his hypocrisy.
@realDonaldTrump Donald you had a tantrum on Oreo cookies and told everyone including Chris christe to not eat Oreo… https://t.co/p9CLQJvr26— 🧞♂The📚Liberal📚Guru, M.A.🧞♂ (@🧞♂The📚Liberal📚Guru, M.A.🧞♂) 1562723500.0
@realDonaldTrump Donald here's you telling your people to boycott apple https://t.co/AUgxpix0JE— 🧞♂The📚Liberal📚Guru, M.A.🧞♂ (@🧞♂The📚Liberal📚Guru, M.A.🧞♂) 1562723548.0
@realDonaldTrump Here's you boycotting Starbucks because of coffee cups https://t.co/97eLkKlUQ9— 🧞♂The📚Liberal📚Guru, M.A.🧞♂ (@🧞♂The📚Liberal📚Guru, M.A.🧞♂) 1562723588.0
@realDonaldTrump Here's you wanting to boycott Harley Davidson https://t.co/RiyVIq1XFZ— 🧞♂The📚Liberal📚Guru, M.A.🧞♂ (@🧞♂The📚Liberal📚Guru, M.A.🧞♂) 1562723649.0
@realDonaldTrump Here's you wanting to boycott the debate https://t.co/xVIIZZcREa— 🧞♂The📚Liberal📚Guru, M.A.🧞♂ (@🧞♂The📚Liberal📚Guru, M.A.🧞♂) 1562723704.0
@realDonaldTrump Here's you saying to boycott Oreo's once again https://t.co/zGbcYm7c0E— 🧞♂The📚Liberal📚Guru, M.A.🧞♂ (@🧞♂The📚Liberal📚Guru, M.A.🧞♂) 1562723954.0
They even added a video from Trump ride or die supporter, Sean Hannity of Fox News.
@realDonaldTrump Here's Sean hannity wanting his people to boycott keurig https://t.co/8ygVESB88f— 🧞♂The📚Liberal📚Guru, M.A.🧞♂ (@🧞♂The📚Liberal📚Guru, M.A.🧞♂) 1562723797.0
People kept remembering more and more boycotts Trump called for.
@realDonaldTrump Kind of like you did with Hamilton ?— Roland Scahill (@Roland Scahill) 1562722643.0
@rolandscahill @realDonaldTrump Hamilton, football, women's soccer, Harley Davidson, Amazon, WaPo, the NYT, London,… https://t.co/XeE0e76oOd— jay hoffman (@jay hoffman) 1562723012.0
@j_a_hoffman @rolandscahill @realDonaldTrump Nike— db (@db) 1562723632.0
@BurgmeierD @j_a_hoffman @rolandscahill @realDonaldTrump The coffee pod people— melania’s motherboard (@melania’s motherboard) 1562723718.0
@ghiamia73 @BurgmeierD @j_a_hoffman @rolandscahill @realDonaldTrump Boeing— 🍗🥐🌽Cornucopia of Greg🌽🥐🍗 (@🍗🥐🌽Cornucopia of Greg🌽🥐🍗) 1562725003.0
@realDonaldTrump You've literally used your Twitter account to lead or encourage boycotts of Nike and Harley-Davidson.— Pé Resists (@Pé Resists) 1562725379.0
@tearock @4everNeverTrump @realDonaldTrump CNN, ny times, Washington Post, NFL....the list goes on and on.— Wait, What?!?! (@Wait, What?!?!) 1562726402.0
@MelanieNaylor7 @burkhartlaw97 @tearock @4everNeverTrump @realDonaldTrump Remember throwing Keurigs out the window?— SheWatchesHorror👩🏻💻WishfulThinking (@SheWatchesHorror👩🏻💻WishfulThinking) 1562737102.0
But Twitter user Bookdigger Jim, or @goodoldcatchy, thanked the President for the platform to tell people who oppose him and the GOP where to find out what companies or products to boycott for their support Trump and the RNC.
@realDonaldTrump It’s awesome. Please check https://t.co/77LvyymYob to see which companies donate to the GOP, then… https://t.co/uFopSf99X7— Bookworm Jim (@Bookworm Jim) 1562722908.0
@realDonaldTrump Also, don’t forget that boycotts work internationally. You can stop spending money with any compan… https://t.co/6wQjxeylGQ— Bookworm Jim (@Bookworm Jim) 1562723045.0
@goodoldcatchy @realDonaldTrump Trump knows its an effective method which is why he's tweeting about it.— shelly (@shelly) 1562723574.0
@shelly2161 @goodoldcatchy @realDonaldTrump Trump and knows are an oxymoron my dear.— 🔔t_inker_🔥 (@🔔t_inker_🔥) 1562728578.0
While Trump claimed they are a tool of only the "Radical Left," boycotts are an effective tool for all areas of the political spectrum to speak with their dollars. No company or product is entitled to anyone's money.
"One woman refuses to give up her seat in a 'whites only' section of a public bus. The bus stops. The city stops. The world stops. December 1, 1955, Montgomery, Alabama. A time when resentment gives birth to rebellion; when a gesture has the power to bring about change."
"This single act by Rosa Parks inspires an uprising that will make history, and make a leader of Martin Luther King, Jr. BOYCOTT is the explosive telling of this story."