Social Media Efforts To Boycott Local Businesses, Pro Trump
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Social Media Efforts To Boycott Local Businesses, Pro Trump


FIGURE OUT WHO THE PEOPLE ON THAT SURVEILLANCE VIDEO ARE. SOME PEOPLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA ARE CALLING FOR PEOPLE TO STOP LOCAL BUSINESSES THAT SUPPORT PRESIDENT TRUMP. AND IT’S UNCLEAR WHETHER OR NOT THEY VOTED FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THE LAST ELECTION. POLITICAL REPORTER JON DELANO TAKES A LOOK AT THE RAMIFICATIONS. Reporter: SOCIAL MEDIA IS ABUZZ OVER LOCAL EFFORT TOSS IDENTIFY AND BOYCOTT BUSINESSES OWNED BY SUPPORTERS OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP. I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT BECAUSE I THINK PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TON WHERE THEIR MON — RIGHT TO KNOW WHERE THEIR MONEY IS GOING. A PAGE IDENTIFIED AS BAN KENNY CHESNEY SAYS THERE IS A LIST OF ALMOST 100 LOCAL BUSINESSES, OWNED BY TRUMP SUPPORTERS, WHICH WILL SOON BE DISCLOSED ON A NEW WEBSITE. PITTSBURGH BLOGGER BRIAN BLOOM SUPPORTS THIS CLOSURE. IF THERE IS A PHYSICAL IDEOLOGY, YOU ARE WELL WITHIN YOUR RIGHTS. TRUMP SUPPORTERS HAVE BOYCOTTED EVERYTHING FROM KEURIG TO NIKE. SO I DON’T KNOW WHY, QUOTE, UNQUOTE, THE OTHER SIDE CAN’T DECIDE TO NOT GIVE THEIR MONEY INTO SPECIFIC BUSINESSES AS WELL. THE NEW WEBSITE PROMISES TO INCLUDE, QUOTE, A DATABASE OF TRUMP SUPPORTED BUSINESSES IN THE AREA. AS WELL AS TIPS FOR HOW TO GET THOSE SPECIFIC BUSINESSES CLOSED DOWN. THEY WANT TO COST PEOPLE THEIR LIVELIHOODS. JUST BECAUSE YOU DON’T AGREE WITH THEM POLITICALLY? IT’S NOT JUST ABSURD. BUT I BELIEVE IT’S DANGEROUS. COUNTY COUNCILMAN SAM DEMARCO. CHAIR OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. SAYS THIS KIND OF ATTEMPTED BOYCOTT, AGAINST TRUMP SUPPORTERS, COULD ALSO BE USED AGAINST THOSE WHO DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES. WHERE DOES IT STOP? THIS IS INSANE. NOW, DEMARCO SAYS BOYCOTTING BUSINESSES BECAUSE OF THE POLITICAL USE OF THE OWNERS IS FASCISM. OF COURSE, OPPONENTS OF TRUMP SAY IT’S SIMPLY AN EXERCISE OF FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS. WE’LL HAVE MORE ON THIS STORY COMING UP AT 6:00. ALONG WITH HOW YOU CAN FIND OUT

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