The mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts called for a public boycott of the Sam Adams brewery this week, slamming founder Jim Koch after he said the President’s tax cuts helped his company compete with international corporations in a highly-competitive market.
Mayor Joseph Curtatone called for the boycott of one of the region’s largest employers after Koch praised Trump during a meeting at the White House, saying the GOP tax cuts were helping his company “kick a**.”
“Hey Jim Koch! While you were thanking Trump for your tax break, did you happen to express any concern for the families separated under his cruel and inhumane immigration enforcement policy? @SamuelAdamsBeer,” tweeted the mayor.
Hey Jim Koch! While you were thanking Trump for your tax break, did you happen to express any concern for the families separated under his cruel and inhumane immigration enforcement policy? @SamuelAdamsBeer https://t.co/UCywb9I7xE
— Joseph A. Curtatone (@JoeCurtatone) August 12, 2018
“I mean, Americans — I’m the largest American-owned brewery at 2 percent market share. We were paying 38 percent taxes … and competing against people who were paying 20. And now we have a level playing field, and we’re going to kick their a**,” Koch said at the dinner.
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DEMS BOYCOTT: Leading Democrats to DITCH Trump’s ‘State of the Union’ Speech
The list of liberal lawmakers planning on attending President Trump’s highly-anticipated ‘State of the Union’ address is dwindling by the day, with more and more Democratic legislators announcing their plans to boycott the annual speech to both houses of Congress.
According to Fox News, Florida Representative Frederica Wilson is the latest Democrat to publicly protest the President’s address, saying, “For the first time since I began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, I will not be attending the president’s State of the Union address.”
“I have no doubts that instead of delivering a message of inclusivity and an agenda that benefits all Americans, President Trump’s address will be full of innuendo, empty promises and lies,” she added.
Wilson made national headlines last year when she publicly accused President Trump of “disrespecting” the widow of a fallen soldier during a private phone conversation; claiming the Commander-in-Chief didn’t know the slain service member’s name.
Rep. Wilson now joins a growing list of liberal legislators opting to stay home during the President’s address, including Rep. John Lewis and Rep. Earl Blumenauer.
FOUL PLAY: Here are the Super Bowl CHAMPS Who Plan to Boycott WHITE HOUSE Visit
Just hours after the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in this weekend’s Super Bowl matchup, questions began to swirl surrounding President Trump’s potential invitation to the White House and which Eagles would boycott the traditional event.
According to Fox News, at least three Super Bowl champions -Malcom Jenkins, Chris Long, and Torrey Smith- have already announced their decision to stay home should the President invite the World Champions for a special visit to the nation’s capital.
“My message has been clear all year … I want to see changes in our criminal justice system,” said Jenkins. “I want to see us push for economical and educational advancement in communities of color and low-income communities. And I want to see our relationship between our communities and our law enforcement be advanced.”
“We’re very informed about what goes on, and we’re trying to continue to educate ourselves,” said Smith. “It’s pretty special to have a group like that of folks that aren’t just socially conscious, but folks who genuinely care about people and care about learning more.”
Last year, several New England Patriots refused to visit the White House in protest of the President’s inauguration. It remains unclear whether the Commander-in-Chief plans to extend the invitation following months of player protests and his public feud with the troubled league.