This week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis addressed the ongoing boycott over Anheuser-Busch’s decision to partner Bud Light with “transgender” social media influencer Dylan Mulvaney.
Desantis was interviewed by Turning Point USA’s Benny Johnson on Monday evening when he was asked to give his take on the boycott against Bud Light.
Asking why anyone would want to drink Bud Light, DeSantis said the company is “rubbing our faces” in the woke ideology. He said if there is never any pushback against corporations going woke, “they are just gonna keep doing it.”
The popular Republican governor encouraged people to continue the boycott, saying conservatives have “the power to make our voices heard.” He said “woke companies” are trying to change the country and culture, adding that he would rather “be governed by we the people than woke companies.” He said the “pushback” is needed “across the board,” not just with Bud Light.
When asked what he would be drinking instead of Anheuser-Busch beers, DeSantis said he and his wife, First Lady Casey DeSantis, have always been fans of Guinness ever since they visited Ireland.
The ongoing Bud Light boycott is hurting Anheuser-Busch’s bottom line, the New York Post reported last week, with the company’s value falling by over $5 billion since March 31.
Distributors around the country are bearing the brunt of the controversy as bars in many red states, including Wyoming and Tennessee are refusing to stock Bud Light.
And while Governor DeSantis is backing the boycott, those in the Trump camp are calling for it to end.
It was reported last week that Donald Trump Junior came to Anheuser-Busch’s defense, saying we shouldn’t blame the “whole company” for a marketing campaign. He urged Trump supporters to end the boycott, arguing that Anheuser-Busch donates “slightly more” to Republicans than Democrats.