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Donald Trump Jr. defends Bud Light in midst of ongoing boycott by conservatives

Trump Jr. added that there was no way the senior leadership at the company could have been aware of the marketing campaign.

Published: April 15, 2023 12:41pm

Donald Trump Jr. is defending Bud Light in the midst of the ongoing controversy, saying the brand often donates to conservatives. 

"We looked into the political giving and lobbying history of Anheuser-Busch. And guess what? They actually support Republicans," the former president's son said on Rumble during his show "Triggered."

Anheuser-Busch, the parent company of Bud Light, recently took a $6.6 billion loss in market share value after it was revealed they had a partnership with transgender TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney.

Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth issued a statement on Friday that "effectively repudiated the Mulvaney deal, although it did not reference the personality by name," according to the Washington Times.

"I am responsible for ensuring every consumer feels proud of the beer we brew," Mr. Whitworth said. "We never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people. We are in the business of bringing people together over a beer."

Trump Jr. added that there was no way the senior leadership at the company could have been aware of the marketing campaign, and said that they have supported GOP candidates like House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Ohio GOP Sen. J.D. Vance. 

"Last cycle their employees and their PAC gave about 60 percent to Republicans and 40 percent to Democrats," Donald Trump Jr. continued. "That's literally almost unheard of in corporate America, where it's really easy to go woke, where they do so constantly, where there's a consequence to actually being a conservative. So 60/40 to the conservative side is kind of a big deal."

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