Donald Trump Jr. has found himself at odds with his conservative allies over a recent boycott of Bud Light—owned by Anheuser-Busch—due to the company's partnership with trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney.
Trump Jr., who has been known for his conservative views and opposition to what he perceives as "woke culture," took a different stance when it came to Anheuser-Busch. He argued the company is not involved in "leftist nonsense" and is, in fact, a supporter of conservative causes.
However, Trump Jr. did not support the boycott of Anheuser-Busch, noting that the company had a conservative leaning in their political donations. According to OpenSecrets, the company and its affiliates donated over $500,000 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee and over $400,000 to the National Republican Congressional Committee in the 2022 election cycle.
While Trump Jr. expressed his opposition to the partnership with Dylan Mulvaney, he did not believe that it warranted a boycott of Anheuser-Busch. He stated that the company did not participate in the same "woke garbage" as other companies in the beer industry and that he would only condemn them if they continued their support of the LGBTQ+ community.
You can hear what Trump Jr. said in the video below.
Trump Jr. said:
"I'm not for destroying an American, an iconic company, for something like this. The company itself doesn't participate in the same leftist nonsense as the other big conglomerates." ...
"Frankly, they don't participate in the same woke garbage that other people in the beer industry actually do, who are significantly worse offenders when I looked into it."
"But if they do this again, then it's on them! Then, screw them."
MAGA fans were furious.
Other were considerably amused, however.
Mulvaney, who gained fame on TikTok for her Day 365 Of Girlhood video series, was sent a personalized can of Bud Light with her face on it to commemorate a year since she began her gender transition.
However, the partnership has drawn criticism from bigoted social media users, who have called for a boycott of the brand and its parent company.
Earlier this month, musician Kid Rock sparked outrage on social media after posting a video of himself shooting cases of Bud Light beer in protest against the company's collaboration with Mulvaney.
Anheuser-Busch has defended its collaboration with Mulvaney, stating that the personalized can was sent as a "gift to celebrate a personal milestone and is not for sale to the general public."
The company also said that it works with "hundreds of influencers" across its brands "as one of many ways to connect with audiences across various demographics."