WATCH: Press Sec. McEnany Responds To Goodyear Tire Banning “Blue Lives Matter” Apparel (VIDEO)
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended President Trump’s stand to boycott tire company Goodyear after leaked photos were shared that Goodyear’s dress code policy of banning “Blue Lives Matter” and “MAGA” apparel but allowing employees to wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts.
Press Secretary McEnany stated, “So Goodyear needs to come out and clarify their policy. There was an image they had failed to clarify. Yes, I did see their statements which still failed to clarify their policy. What happened is there was an image that was put out that showed that certain speech was acceptable. Black Lives Matter insignia, for instance. But what was not allowed was Blue Lives Matter. What was not allowed was MAGA hats. What was clearly targeted was a certain ideology. They have not denied that that image was presented at one of their facilities and they need to come up.”
President Trump’s tweet about Goodyear Tires stated,
Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES – They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS. Get better tires for far less! (This is what the Radical Left Democrats do. Two can play the same game, and we have to start playing it now!).
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2020
The reporter asked McEnany, “Racial equality, racial justice. That is okay, but not political speech. That’s pretty standard across the border. Now, that’s not that unusual. Did the president even reached out to Goodyear before he tweeted.”
McEnany responded, “They came out and said ‘equity issues’. As far as I’m concerned, Blue Lives Matter is an equity issue. There have been police officers across this country that have been targeted because they wear the badge. Look no further than Dallas where five police officers died. So Black Lives Matter, an organization whose, in their D.C. branch, said Black Lives Matter means defund the police. One of their presidents in New York said we will burn down the system.”
McEnany continued, “We all remember in 2015, the yelling of ‘pigs in a blanket, fry em like bacon’ at a Black Lives Matter rally. That speech is allowed, but Blue Lives Matter is not allowed. And I will stand at this podium and say Blue Lives Matter is an equity issue and Goodyear needs to come out and acknowledge that.“
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