Supporters of former President Donald Trump announced that they would boycott Coca-Cola after the company expressed its opposition to Georgia’s new voting law.
According to reports, Trump installed a Diet Coke button on the desk in the Oval Office, and he called on his supporters to boycott all “wake-up companies that interfere with free and fair elections.”
The former president appoints Coca-Cola along with Delta and Major League Baseball Republicans should be left out.
Prior to the April 1 statement, Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey announced earlier in the day that the company expressed its opposition to the recently passed Georgia voting legislation.
Quincy said in the statement: “We want to be transparent and make it clear that we are disappointed with the results of Georgia̵
He later added: “In addition, our focus now is to support federal legislation to protect the nation’s voting rights and solve the problem of suppressing voters. All of us have a responsibility to protect everyone’s voting rights, and we will continue to defend the right to vote. Georgia States and the entire United States”
Democrats strongly condemned the bill, and President Joe Biden called it the “Jim Crow of the 21st Century” and a “blatant attack on the Constitution.”
They added that the law made it more difficult for absentees to vote and established further restrictions, such as water supply to people waiting in line, which tends to be longer in densely populated areas.
Prior to this, Democrats had successfully won two crucial Senate elections earlier this year, which may help win the average number of votes in the Senate.
However, Republicans who support the bill claim that it makes the election fairer and will help prevent the possibility of voter fraud.
Coca-Cola’s intervention also triggered a huge response from Trump loyalists. Trump loyalists announced on social media that they would follow his leadership and boycott the company.
A Trump supporter with more than 13,700 followers said: “Good morning America: Now is the time for the MAGA countries to stand together with President Trump and completely resist the waking up anti-American MLB and Coca-Cola.
“We need to send a message to these companies. Wake up, bankrupt.”
The retired colonel Rob Maness criticized Delta Airlines. He also condemned Georgia’s new law and asked whether “Republicans” would be the next target of Republicans.
Another commenter added: “Coca-Cola made it clear to me #wokeacola I want to switch to Pepsi, and you have left partisan hackers for the company.”
American Conservative League Chairman Matt Schlapp also announced in a social media statement that he will boycott Coca-Cola and drink Pepsi instead.
He tweeted: “Change to Diet Pepsi at Schlapp Palace. People who must prove that they want to vote are called democracy. Allowing organized illegal voting is called totalitarianism.”