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Donald Trump Slams Goodyear, Urging Company Boycott

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If you mess with U.S. President Donald Trump, then be prepared to bear his wrath on micro-blogging site Twitter  (TWTR) - Get Twitter Inc. Report.

That's what happened with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.  (GT) - Get The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Report on Wednesday morning. 

On Tuesday, WIBW reported that Goodyear’s zero-tolerance policy listed MAGA merchandise as “unacceptable” along with Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter and others. The TV station said that the image was provided by their employee.

Well, President Trump took to Twitter to slam the company, where he urged his followers, which is more than 83 million, to boycott the company. 

“Don’t buy Goodyear tires," he tweeted. "They announced a ban on MAGA hats. Get better tires for far less."

Seeing this, Goodyear quickly came out with a statement suggesting that the viral image was fake.

"First, the visual in question was not created or distributed by Goodyear corporate, nor was it part of a diversity training class," the statement read. "To be clear on our longstanding corporate policy, Goodyear has zero tolerance for any forms of harassment or discrimination."

Trump is not new to calling out companies on Twitter.

To refresh your memory, Trump urged its supporters to boycott Apple undefined products, when he was campaigning for the 2016 presidency. During that year, Apple denied the request to build software to unlock Syed Farook's phone, who perpetrated a mass shooting in San Bernardino. 

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