Bud Light is facing boycotts over its partnership with transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney, but Donald Trump Jr. and a powerful GOP committee are being criticized for their attempts to quell the boycotts.
Trump Jr. defended Anheuser-Busch, Bud Light’s parent company, on his podcast last week, calling for an end to the boycott while citing that the company is “iconic” and that it has a history of donations to Republican candidates.
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) also deleted a tweet and fundraising page where people could donate money and receive a drink koozie, according to reports. Anheuser-Busch is a sizable donor to the NRCC, giving the group nearly $465,000 in just the 2022 election cycle.
Critics are now lambasting the GOP for removing the fundraising pages, describing the NRCC as being hypocritical and “gutless.”
Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth broke his silence on the controversy over the boycott last week, saying that the company “never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people.”