(CNN)President Donald Trump is calling on his followers to not buy Goodyear tyres and threatening to remove them from his custom presidential limousine, despite previously railing against “cancel culture,” after an employee posted a viral photo of a company policy banning “Make America Great Again” and other political attire in the workplace.”Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES – They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS. Get better tyres for far less! (This is what the Radical Left Democrats do. Two can play the same game, and we have to start playing it now!),” he tweeted Wednesday morning.
The tweet came in response to an employee who posted a photo, obtained by CNN affiliate WIBW, from a Topeka, Kansas, Goodyear plant that showed a slide during a training that “Black Lives Matter” and LBGT pride apparel were “acceptable” and “Blue Lives Matter,” “All Lives Matter,” “MAGA Attire,” and other political material were “unacceptable.”Goodyear issued a statement following the President’s tweet stating “the visual in question was not created or distributed by Goodyear corporate,” but that it asks its associates to “refrain from workplace expressions in support of political campaigning for any candidate or political party, as well as similar forms of advocacy that fall outside the scope of racial justice and equity issues.”The company also stated that it has “always wholeheartedly supported both equality and law enforcement and will continue to do so.”
Coincidentally, the President’s limousine, known as the “Beast,” has custom Goodyear Tires. Goodyear said in a 2009 statement that it is “the exclusive tire for the presidential limo and the standard tyre of the US Secret Service.”