Ohio In Uproar After Trump’s Call To Boycott Goodyear

Cleveland’s NBC News affiliate reports:

President Donald Trump shook things up in Northeast Ohio on Wednesday by calling for a boycott of Goodyear tires after the company reportedly told employees they couldn’t wear “Make America Great Again” or “Blue Lives Matter” attire. It didn’t take long for leaders in Akron and across the state to respond.

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan issued a two-part statement on Twitter, starting with a reply to President Trump: “First, you came to destroy American decency. Next, you came to destroy American institutions. Now you’re coming to destroy the American economy and heartland jobs. Luckily you seem to fail at everything you do.”

Trump’s call to boycott comes after a Goodyear employee told a TV station that the company’s zero-tolerance policy was “discriminatory.” The worker claimed the photo was taken during a “diversity training,” but Goodyear said Wednesday that wasn’t true.