'Don't buy Goodyear tyres,' says Trump after company bans MAGA caps

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 20, 2020, 05:24 PM(IST)

US President Donald Trump and Goodyear (Photo Credit: Reuters and AFP) Photograph:( Others )

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Trump said it was 'disgraceful' that Goodyear stops its staff from wearing attire in favour of 'Blue Lives Matter' movement that backs law enforcement, but allows support to the causes that are 'Marxist' in nature 

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked people to boycott buying Goodyear tyres and threatened to even change them from his limousine after a report said the company denied allowing its employees to wear Trump's campaign's caps. 

Kansas-based broadcaster WIBW on Tuesday shared an image that allegedly showed Goodyear diversity training slideshow which called for not allowing clothing associated with conservative agenda, including Trump's "Make America Great Again" (MAGA) caps.  

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"Don't buy GOODYEAR TIRES - They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS," Trump wrote on Twitter, adding that the company is "playing politics". 

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However, Goodyear said that the widely shared image has not been created or sent by the company's corporate group. 

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According to Trump. it was "disgraceful" that Goodyear stops its staff from wearing attire in favour of 'Blue Lives Matter' movement that backs law enforcement, but allows support to the causes that are "Marxist" in nature. 

In the image reported that of the training session, appropriate and inappropriate clothing was discussed, with 'Black Lives Matter' and 'Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride' given a thumbs up, while 'Blue Lives Matter' and 'MAGA Attire' were not.

The US president also spoke on the possibility of the replacement of Goodyear tyres for his limousine nicknamed "The Beast", saying "I would swap them out, based on what I heard. We will see what happens".  
 

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