With airport protests against President Donald Trump‘s executive order designed to prevent Islamic extremists from entering the U.S. being all the rage on an otherwise slow news weekend, the ride-sharing service Uber is finding itself at the center of all the controversy.
The hashtag #DeleteUber began trending Saturday on Twitter after the company did not honor a strike by New York taxi drivers at JFK Airport — the strike was in protest of the president’ immigration order.
“The cabbies halted work for an hour in solidarity with demonstrators protesting the crackdown,” Twitter Moments noted.
People are deleting Uber for breaking the NYC taxi drivers' strike at JFK. https://t.co/okFRymMxNc
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) January 29, 2017
The action likely has as much to do with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick expressing a willingness last week to “partner” with the Trump administration as it does with the company offering travelers a ride when taxis would not.
Uber – whose owner is a Trump ally – scabbed on the NYC taxi drivers union during today's solidarity strike at JFK #DeleteUber
— BaburB (@BaburRealer) January 29, 2017
Either way, the reaction on social media shows that people are on to the antics of the left… here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
— FAKE NEWS (@FAKE____NEWS) January 29, 2017
— Mark (@markg0077) January 29, 2017
@TwitterMoments strictly symbolic, this will last one day, people aren’t going to give up Uber…
— Randy Scott (@randyscott1037) January 29, 2017
— Jmac5000 (@okielevi) January 29, 2017
@TwitterMoments doesn’t mean everyone’s going to suffer, people have places to go, things to do. The world keeps moving, nothing gonna stop
— Ivan Cruz (@General_cruz24) January 29, 2017
How dare Uber continue doing their job…. #deleteuber
Liberalism truly is a mental disorder.
— Josh (@JoshNoneYaBiz) January 29, 2017
It really shows your tolerance when repubs can survive eight years of Obama and you libs cant endure a single WEEK of Trump #deleteuber
— Father Alyosha (@aly0shakamaraz) January 29, 2017
It’s in keeping with a Liberal that doesn’t work to try to stop those who actually do?! They trend: #deleteuber
— American Honey ? (@lgmaterna) January 29, 2017
More crying from know nothing libs. What about Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia that won’t take refugees, are they racist too? #deleteuber
— Mary Anne (@maryannemercog) January 29, 2017
I’m so enjoying the liberal meltdown that is #deleteuber, I might just book myself an Uber ride to drive me around town for no other reason.
— Michael Liu (@spyguy8080) January 29, 2017
#deleteuber Because YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DISAGREE.
— NowWe#MAGA?? (@twitmeagainnow) January 29, 2017
#deleteuber Millenials destroy taxi industry by using Uber,now want to destroy Uber by using taxis, a very confused generation
— Flip (@Flipidy) January 29, 2017
Everybody posting #DeleteUber unironically should get a Lyft to drive them off a bridge.
— Chris Ray Gun (@ChrisRGun) January 29, 2017
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