Republicans More Divided Than Ever Over This

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Conservatives have criticized Donald Trump Jr. for calling for the boycott of Anheuser-Busch to end. The Bud Light boycott is the result of the company’s partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney.

Following the announcement of the partnership many GOP members called for a boycott of Bud Light and its parent company Anheuser-Busch, with many being quick to state that they were going to be switching beer brands. Many famous right-wing stars, including rap-rock musician Kid Rock and country singer Travis Tritt also denounced the brand for this collaboration.

While many Republican members are calling for a continuous boycott of the company, Donald Trump Jr. recently stated that in his view the boycott should end. In a recent episode of his Triggered podcast, he noted that the company had been a large donor to the GOP and that for some reason it should not be the subject of a long boycott. He added that the company “doesn’t participate in the same leftist nonsense” that many other big conglomerates do.

He continued on to say that there were many “worse offenders” but that as this was the first time that the company had made such a move it should not be boycotted anymore.

Other right-wing figures, including Ned Ryun, CEO of American Majority responded to Trump Jr. in a tweet, stating that he completely disagrees with his perspective.

Dr. Carol M. Swain, a political scientist, and entrepreneur, also called out his position stating that she hopes that those who listen to his podcast will either not listen or “have minds of their own.”