Maple Leaf Foods posts Twitter rant blaming Trump, USA for Iran downing passenger jet

Screengrab YouTube, Maple Leaf Foods

It would appear that Trump supporters have a new company they can choose to give their hard-earned cash to — or not.

To be sure, Michael McCain, chief executive of Canada’s Maple Leaf Foods, wants you to know the name of his company, as he tweeted a deranged Twitter rant ripping into President Donald Trump for killing Iran’s terrorist general from the company’s official account.

Espousing talking points eerily similar to that being pushed by Democrats and the liberal media in response to Iran shooting a passenger jet out of the sky, killing 176 people, McCain blamed Trump and the U.S. government for the tragedy.

In a series of tweets, McCain noted that among those killed were family members of a Maple Leaf Foods colleague, as he expressed anger over 63 Canadians losing their lives “in the crossfire.”

Of the 176 victims, 138 were reportedly headed to Canada. Only 57 were Canadians, though the number was initially reported to be 63.

Of course, only one side was shooting the night the Ukrainian airliner was downed, and that was Iran — the Persian Gulf nation fired more than a dozen missiles at Iraqi bases housing US troops.

While his grief may be somewhat understandable, McCain injects personal beliefs into his rant, claiming the Trump administration “concocted an ill-conceived plan to divert focus from political woes.”

He claimed that while things weren’t perfect in dealing with the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, “the world found a path to contain it” — meaning the fallout had yet to penetrate his bubble.

(Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, seen as the world’s most dangerous terrorist, had the blood of over 600 Americans on his hands, and had just orchestrated the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.)

Referring to Trump as “a narcissist in Washington,” McCain claimed the president “tears world accomplishments apart [and] destabilizes region.”

He adds that the United States is “now unwelcomed everywhere in the area including Iraq.”

Even more egregious, the CEO downplayed the significance of Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force, responsible for coordinating assassinations, terrorism and unconventional warfare in places like Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon.

“Taking out despicable military leader terrorist?” he tweeted. “There are a hundred like him, standing next in line.”

Call the decision to kill Soleimani “irresponsible, dangerous, ill-conceived behavior,” he detailed the consequences, to include the 63 Canadians “who needlessly lost their lives in the crossfire, including the family of one of my MLF colleagues (his wife + 11 year old son)!”

And McCain is “livid” — not with Iran for shooting down a passenger jet, but with Trump.

McCain has been CEO of Maple Leaf Foods since 1999, according to Yahoo Finance. Worth approximately $3.13 billion, the company employs around 12,500 people and is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario. Maple Leaf Foods operates in Canada, the United States and Asia.

The company produces consumer packaged meats, but opts for the more politically correct description of “sustainable protein” — but then, who doesn’t walk into their favorite steak house and order a big ol’ slab of sustainable protein?

Maple Leaf Foods also touts that they’re “the first major food company in the world to become carbon neutral.”

The backlash to McCain’s uniformed rant was predictable… here’s a sampling of the responses from Twitter:

Tom Tillison

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The longest-tenured writer at BizPac Review, Tom grew up in Maryland before moving to Central Florida as a young teen. It is in the Sunshine State that he honed both his passion for politics and his writing skills.
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