Trump's Boycott Goodyear Tweet Blows Up In His Face

Mish

Trump stuck both of his feet into his mouth when he suggested people should not buy Goodyear Tires.

Get Better Tires For Less

Image That Started It All

 Goodyear Responds

Did Trump Fall for Fake News?

It seems like it. 

All Goodyear did, that they admit, was ask employees to not engage in political campaigning which of course rules out MAGA hats.

Regardless, Tweeting Ohioans "Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES. Get better tires for far less!" is blatantly stupid even by Trumpian standards. 

That foolish Tweet may easily cost Trump the state of Ohio.

Mish

Comments (52)
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njbr
njbr

Remember the words, "snowflake", "triggered"?

Who's the one melting now?

Who needs a "safe zone'?

PecuniaNonOlet
PecuniaNonOlet

74 days till election. Goodyears “crime” was not allowing Trump praise. Is there any other evidence people need to see that this man only cares for himself? Wake up sheeple!

dr smock
dr smock

WELL, WHOOP DE- DO.......GOODYEAR EMPLOYS 4,000 PEOPLE IN THE US AND 66,000 GLOBALLY. THEY ARE A FOREIGN COMPANY.
Goodyear was the first global tire manufacturer to enter China when it invested in a tire manufacturing plant in Dalian in 1994. The company moved production to the new Pulandian factory in 2012 and opened its new China Development Center on the Pulandian campus in 2015 to increase the speed and efficiency of developing high-quality premium tires for China-based auto manufacturers.Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs approximately 66,000 people and manufactures its products in 49 facilities in 22 countries around the world. https://corporate.goodyear.com/en-US/media/news/goodyear-expands-tire-factory-in-china.html
Goodyear is furloughing employees, cutting salaries and keeping manufacturing plants closed during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.The measures affect all 4,000 of Goodyear's U.S. employees, some 60% of whom work in Akron, and others around the globe.

valpal1
valpal1

I thought free market thinkers, capitalists, economists were supposed to be neutral. Mish clearly one-sided. There are other options to Goodyear for American tires. If it blew up in his face, why is their stock down again today? Willing to bet he still pulls OH in November. Mayor missing the point anyway...It's not about how their people vote, it's about the outright discrimination against the right by a corporation...BLM can be supported but not MAGA? Another bad year for Goodyear...look at last 3 years of stock price.

Carl_R
Carl_R

I am a strong supporter of free speech, but I also recognize that free speech only applies to public property, and that it can create problems in a work place. Therefore, I have no problem with a company banning all clothes with political slogans. Obviously, I have no problem with a company allowing all clothes with a political slogan, if they choose to go that route. Where I do have a problems is with a company selecting what political slogans can be worn, and which ones can not be worn.

KidHorn
KidHorn

Come on Mish, BLM and Gay rights are democratic slogans. Supporting them is every bit as political as MAGA.

Not that I agree with what Trump did.

Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

"That foolish Tweet may easily cost Trump the state of Ohio."

...

It is August.

Election in November.

Undecideds wait till post Labor Day before making decision. As always.

This will be LONG forgotten by election time. Plenty of Craziness between now and election. Would not surprise me in the least if Trump tweets how he loves Goodyear in near future. 180s and Unpredictability DJT's MO.

At SOME point Biden will need to crawl out his hole to face scrutiny / debate. My guess ... it won't be pretty. Will it be enough for DJT to get re-elected? Stay tuned.

awc13
awc13

fake news? the goodyear press release does not say the slide is fake. just that the slide did not come from corporate hq. they do not say that the slide does not exist or that it was never shown in training.

awc13
awc13

what is missing in this discussion is that LGBTQ and BLM are political movements yet their "gear" is allowed to be worn.

Zardoz
Zardoz

"Get better tires for far less!"

Trump would be hawking $5000 cars in a plaid blazer if he hadn't won the womb lottery.

Realist
Realist

What’s next for the Divider in Chief? A video of him burning a Goodyear tire on the Oval Office desk while he eats Goya beans? Lol!

Eddie_T
Eddie_T

This calls for a completely stupid and futile gesture on the part of somebody, or Trump might lose...

Oh wait....we have the DNC working on an assault weapons ban plank....that could do it.

What would it take to create a third party that could win, Mish? Because the ones we have now are NOT cutting it.

Sechel
Sechel

well in fairness Trump was acting viscerally and impulsively. Had he known the facts he would have made a different choice perhaps....But then again that's the problem. Was this moment really any different than all the other quick decisions from the gut Trump engages in?

Rocky Raccoon
Rocky Raccoon

The flaw in Trump's #MAGA rhetoric is for America to be great, America has to have Trump's fat ass sitting in the Oval Office.

When you read Emilia's tweet, we are reminded that America is great without Trump. America's greatness is because of innovative companies like Goodyear and hard working Americans who continue to keep us as one of the leaders in this world whether they are on the line in Akron or the scientist in the lab creating better tracking tires to keep our families safe.

All Trump has really done for my family is ensure we are further enslaved with taxes to the tune of $7 trillion more deeper in debt.

Dodge Demon
Dodge Demon

So the people who say carbon dioxide is the end of the world are cheering on Goodyear?

Top*GUN
Top*GUN

Does Goodyear even manufacture tires in the U.S. those employees are probably sales, engineering , distribution, top management, etc.... but guessing not manufacturing...


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