Supporters of former President Donald Trump have announced they will boycott Coca-Cola after the company said it opposed the new voting law in Georgia.
Trump, who reportedly installed a diet Coca-Cola button on his desk in the Oval Office, called on his supporters to boycott all “awakened companies that interfere with free and fair elections.”
The former president, called Coca-Cola, along with Delta and MLB, are among the organizations Republicans must dress for.
His April 1st statement came after Coca-Cola CEO James Quincy announced earlier in the day that the company was in opposition to Georgia̵
Quincy said in a statement: “We want to be crystal clear and state unequivocally that we are disappointed with the outcome of the voting legislation in Georgia.”
He later added: “In addition, our focus now is on supporting federal legislation that protects access to the ballot and addresses voter repression across the country. We all have a duty to defend everyone’s right to vote, and we will continue to stand up for what is right in Georgia and the United States. “
Democrats have strongly criticized the bill, with President Joe Biden calling it “Jim Crow in the 21st Century” and “a blatant attack on the constitution.”
They add that the legislation strengthens absentee voting and creates additional restrictions, such as offering water to people waiting in line, which are usually longer in more populated areas.
This comes after Democrats managed to win two key Senate races earlier this year, which could help win evenly divided votes in the House.
Republicans who support the bill say it makes the election fairer and will help prevent the possibility of voter fraud.
Coca-Cola’s intervention provoked a huge response from Trump’s loyalists, who announced on social media that they would follow his leadership and boycott the company.
A Trump supporter with more than 13,700 followers said: “America in the Morning: It’s time for the MAGA nation to stand with President Trump and boycott the fully awakened anti-American corporations MLB and Coca-Cola.
“We need to send a message to these corporations. Wake up, break up.”
Retired Colonel Rob Manes is throwing himself against Delta Airlines, which has also condemned Georgia’s new law, while asking if the “wokkala” will be the subject of the Republicans next.
Another commenter added: “Coca-Cola let me make this completely clear #wokeacola I’m switching to Pepsi, which you left a guerrilla hack for company.”
Matt Schlap, president of the American Conservative Union, also said in a statement on social media that he would boycott Coca-Cola and drink Pepsi instead.
Entering Twitter, he said: “Moving to Diet Pepsi at Schlapp’s house. Proving who should vote is called democracy. Allowing coordinated illegal voting is called totalitarianism.”