Yuengling endorses Trump, faces Twitter backlash: Trump supporters vow to drink more beer
In Pennsylvania, Yuengling is the most popular beer, and the endorsement has sparked a controversy as anti-Trump activists called for a boycott of the beer.
The US presidential race has spilled over to drinking joints on Friday, when owner of Yuengling beer endorsed Republican Presidental candidate Donald Trump.
Speaking at a press conference of Trump Jr, Mr. Yuengling, 73, said “Our guys are behind your father,” “We need him in there,” he added.
In and out of Pennsylvania Yuengling is the most popular beer, and the endorsement has sparked a controversy as anti-Trump activists called for a boycott of the beer.
Sims, a Democrat who is Pennsylvania's first gay legislator has called all “Gayborhood” to oppose the sales of the beer in bars.
But Trump supporters vowed to drink Yuengling more to support its decision to support Mr. Trump. There is a strong backlash against Yuengling in social media by activists and ant--Trump faction.
“It’s not about who the owner wants to vote for; he can vote for whoever he wants,” Mr. Sims told media adding “But that support he’s giving is support he has because we’ve given it to them.”
Yuengling declined to comment over the backlash by anti-Trump camp. No senior executives from US ’ top 100 companies had donated to Trump until last month, said reports, in contrast to support by around one-third of total CEO's to his predecessor Mitt Romney, reported The Wall Street Journal.
Here are Twitter reactions on the Yuengling endorsement:
— Paul Moss (@ReadingSuucks) October 27, 2016
#dumpTrump #dumpYuengling down the drain #neverTrump @Yuengling_Beer
— April Andrews (@AprilAndrews) October 28, 2016
— bradley (@WildShires) October 28, 2016
Not a good move. #DumpTrump #DumpYuengling https://t.co/LWDrLO26uW
— Carol Gifford (@cargiff) October 28, 2016
— (((Y-Love))) (@ylove) October 27, 2016