On Thursday (April 13), Donald Trump Jr. defended brewery Anheuser-Busch on his podcast “Triggered,” calling on listeners to stop boycotting the beer company.
Trump argued that the company was too “iconic” to boycott and that executives had learned their lesson.
“So here’s the deal,” Trump Jr. began his remarks, explaining that Anheuser-Busch completely messed up with this Dylan Mulvaney thing, but added that he wasn’t “for” destroying an “iconic” American company over something like that.
In recent weeks, the beer company has been heavily criticized for an announcement it made about a partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney.
Noting that he had looked into it, Trump Jr. said he wouldn’t “blame the whole company” for someone’s inaction or a stupid marketing campaign that caused the backlash.
Trump Jr. also mentioned Anheuser-Busch’s record of giving slightly more to conservative politicians than to liberals as a reason to buy the company’s beer.
He insisted during Thursday’s episode that Anheuser-Busch doesn’t “participate” in ‘leftist nonsense” like other large conglomerates.
Instead, he defended the company claiming they don’t do “the same woke garbage” that others in the beer industry do, claiming others in the industry were far worse offenders.
However, he added if the company carried out a similar campaign, it would be “on them,” telling listeners to “screw them.”
The controversy stems from Mulvaney, a trans activist and social media influencer who rose to prominence when given the opportunity to interview President Biden on LGBTQ issues, revealed earlier in the month that the brewery had sent Bud Light with their face printed on cans.
The cans were an ad for the company’s March Madness campaign and celebrated Mulvaney’s full year of “girlhood.”