Jim Koch, the CEO of the Boston Beer Company which makes Sam Adams beer recently thanked Trump for the tax cuts which have made his company more competitive on the global market.
The mayor of Somerville, a city just outside Boston announced that he is boycotting Sam Adams beer over this. Unbelievable.
Samuel Adams Boycotted by Massachusetts Mayor
Jim Koch, co-founder of Boston-based beer company Samuel Adams, praised President Trump’s tax cut plan during a New Jersey dinner last week when he said that the tax cut plan has allowed his company to compete with other foreign breweries.
Jim Koch co-founded Samuel Adams in 1984 and was one of 13 executives who met with President Trump on August 7th. Among the executives who met with Trump were top leaders from FedEx and PepsiCo, reported Fox Business.
“When I started Sam Adams, American beer was a joke, and it pissed me off. And now, American brewers make the best beer in the world. And the tax reform was a very big deal for all of us, because 85 percent of the beer made in the United States is owned by foreign companies. I mean, Americans — I’m the largest American-owned brewery at 2 percent market share. We were paying 38-percent taxes … and competing against people who were paying 20,” said Koch according to the White House transcript.
Here’s the mayor’s tweet:
I will never drink Sam Adam's beer again! https://t.co/UCywb9I7xE
— Joseph A. Curtatone (@JoeCurtatone) August 12, 2018
So the mayor is boycotting a local business because the CEO thanked Trump for making his company more successful. That’s just sad.