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.)
…U.S. government leaders unconstrained by checks/balances, concocted an ill-conceived plan to divert focus from political woes. The world knows Iran is a dangerous state, but the world found a path to contain it; not perfect but by most accounts it was the right direction…
— Maple Leaf Foods (@MapleLeafFoods) January 13, 2020
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.
…The collateral damage of this irresponsible, dangerous, ill-conceived behavior? 63 Canadians needlessly lost their lives in the crossfire, including the family of one of my MLF colleagues (his wife + 11 year old son)! We are mourning and I am livid. Michael McCain.
— Maple Leaf Foods (@MapleLeafFoods) January 13, 2020
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:
So you support terrorists that have caused the death of 600 Americans and thousands of soldiers through proxy wars and fund terrorists groups like Hezzbolah? I won’t be buying your products any more.
— Freddy (@FreddyMav) January 13, 2020
Your support for the Iranian dictatorship and Soleimani’s crimes are noted. I have nothing but contempt for you and your entire company. pic.twitter.com/QH7FP3eDPf
— R G Thomas (@rgthomasca) January 13, 2020
I knew Canadians were cowards but I didn’t know they were this stupid.
This is the definition of the impotent lashing out.
— Guy (@bjam27) January 13, 2020
Bottom line is they attacked a US embassy. You may want to say the USA started this but the facts show differently. And unlike a country whose PM dresses in blackface, we don’t take kindly when we are attacked. So just be thankful the US has agreed to protect you as well.
— Dr. Rosenrosen (@RosenRosen1943) January 13, 2020
1/ Dear Mr. McCain, I am an Iranian-Canadian. The people of Iran have been suffering and dying for decades at the hand of the Islamic Republic of Iran. But it seems only when you are inconvenienced by their actions you are angered.
— Armin Habibi (@HabibiArmin) January 13, 2020
@TomTSEC please educate Mr. McCain on Iran role in Global Terrorism.
Everyone please #BoycottMapleLeafFoods
— Mark (@Duty_Honour) January 13, 2020
Fantastic exercise in branding. Currently looking up all products produced by MLF and not going to purchase a single one from now on. It is one thing to express your personal beliefs on your own page but to do so using your companies Twitter page with logo is corporate suicide!
— Canucktrader (@Canucktrader1) January 13, 2020
Putting the blame on anyone other than the Iranians who shot down the plane is beyond ludicrous. Lay blame where blame belongs.
— Paul Petten (@PaulPetten1) January 13, 2020
Proven that’s he planned the attacks that killed over 600 Americans. Thousands of others including Iranian people. It’s how Iran wields its power over Mideast, through terrorism. Enablers like Canada created this. Iranians protesting their government have more credibility.
— Doog woof (@G_DeeBLT) January 13, 2020
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