‘For years the radical left Democrats have played dirty by boycotting products,’ says Trump
Take a page out of the Democrats’ playbook and boycott major businesses that have condemned Georgia’s new election reform, says former U.S. President Donald Trump. Georgia-based companies like Coca-Cola and Delta had issued statements condemning the state’s new legislation after activists opposing the election reform called for boycotts.
“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,” Trump wrote in a statement on Saturday. “Now they are going big time with WOKE CANCEL CULTURE and our sacred elections.
“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. Don’t go back to their products until they relent,” he said.
“We can play the game better than them,” said Trump.
Trump mentioned his unproven claim that the 2020 election was ‘rigged’ against him.
“They rigged and stole our 2020 Presidential Election, which we won by a landslide, and then, on top of that, boycott and scare companies into submission. Never submit, never give up! The Radical Left will destroy our Country if we let them. We will not become a Socialist Nation. Happy Easter!” wrote the former president.
Following Trump’s statement some Georgia GOP lawmakers announced they would remove Coca-Cola products from their statehouse offices.
“Unfortunately, upon the passage of ‘Election Integrity Act of 2021,’ your company has made the conscious decision to perpetuate a national dialogue which seeks to intentionally mislead the citizens of Georgia and deepen a divide in our great State,” a number of state lawmakers wrote in a letter.
“Given Coke’s choice to cave to the pressure of an out of control cancel culture, we respectfully request all Coca-Cola Company products be removed from our office suite immediately,” states the letter. “Should Coke chose to read the bill, share its true intentions and accept their role in the dissemination of mistruths, we would welcome a conversation to rebuild a working relationship.”
Some Georgia Republican state legislators are removing @CocaCola products from their statehouse offices after the Atlanta-based beverage giant criticized the new elections law. #gapol pic.twitter.com/leojXBGQAM— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) April 3, 2021
Last week Georgia brought in election reform that requires voter ID for absentee voting and won’t rely on signature matching for verification. The election reform also only allows limited ballot drop boxes to one per county or one per 100,000 voters. They expanded early voting days and standardized early voting hours to a minimum of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a maximum of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The legislation also blocks outside groups from passing out food and water to those that are in line, within 150 feet.
Georgia’s law gives more election authority to the GOP-controlled legislature. The General Assembly is to select the chair of the state elections board, rather than the board being chaired by the Georgia secretary of state.
Critics of Georgia’s new law say it hurts Black voters.