- Donald Trump has again spoken out against companies opposing Georgia’s new voting law.
- He called for more boycotts, saying “do not return to their products until they give way.”
- Meanwhile, Barack Obama praised MLB for its decision to move its All-Star game from Atlanta.
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Former President Donald Trump has redoubled his criticism of companies opposing Georgia’s new voting law and expanded his call for more boycotts.
“Never obey, never give up!” Trump said. In a statement, he added that his political opponents – the “Radical Left Democrats”
“It’s time for Republicans and Conservatives to fight back – we have more people than they do – far away! Boycott of baseball of Major League, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, ViacomCBS, Citigroup, Cisco, UPS and Merck. Do not return to their products until they give way. We can play the game better than them, “Trump said.
Trump was in opposition to another former president, Barack Obama, who backed Major League Baseball’s (MLB) decision to move his game to the stars in 2021.
“Congratulations to @MLB for taking a stand on behalf of voting rights for all citizens. There is no better way to entertain America to honor the great Hank Aaron, who has always set an example,” Obama said on Twitter.
Elsewhere, Republican National Committee Chairman Rona McDaniel said she missed MLB broadcasts.
“Guess what I’m doing today? I don’t watch baseball !!!!” she said on Twitter.
MLB’s decision to relocate the game could cost the Atlanta economy about $ 100 million in revenue, Holly Quinlan, a local travel official, told CNN on Saturday.
Georgia’s voting rights activist Stacey Abrams said she supported the league’s decision, but “did not want to see families in Georgia hurt by lost events and jobs.”
—Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) April 3, 2021
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who signed the bill, told Fox News that the voting laws in New York are more restrictive than those in Georgia.
“Major League baseball may be afraid of Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams, but we are not. We will continue to fight to facilitate voting and the difficult fraud in Georgia,” Kemp said on Twitter.