- Donald Trump has spoken again about companies opposing Georgia’s new voting law.
- He called for more boycotts, saying “don’t go back to your products until they give in.”
- Meanwhile, Barack Obama praised MLB for its decision to move its All-Star Game to Atlanta.
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Former President Donald Trump has redoubled his criticism of companies that oppose Georgia’s new voting law and expanded his call for more boycotts.
“Never give up, never give up!” Trump said. In a declarationHe added that his political opponents, the “radical left Democrats,” had long used brand boycotts to send messages.
“It’s finally time for Republicans and Conservatives to strike back – we have more people than them – 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 give in. We can play better than them, “Trump said.
Trump opposed another former president, Barack Obama, who supported Major League Baseball’s (MLB) decision to move its 2021 All-Star Game.
“Congratulations to @MLB for taking a stand on behalf of voting rights for all citizens. There is no better way for America’s pastime to honor the great Hank Aaron, who always led by example.” Obama said on Twitter.
Elsewhere, Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel said she was skipping MLB broadcasts.
“Guess what I’m doing today? Not watching baseball !!!!” she he said on twitter.
MLB’s decision to move the game could cost the Atlanta economy about $ 100 million in lost revenue, Holly Quinlan, a local tourism official, told CNN on Saturday.
Georgia voting rights activist Stacey Abrams said she supported the league’s decision, but did not “want to see Georgia families hurt by the loss of events and jobs.”
—Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) April 3, 2021
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, who signed the bill, said Fox News that New York’s voting laws were more restrictive than Georgia’s.
“Major League Baseball may be afraid of Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams, but we are not. We will continue to fight to make it easy to vote and difficult to cheat in Georgia,” Kemp said. said on Twitter.