Boston Area Mayor Boycotts Sam Adams Beer Over Founder’s Pro-Trump Comments

Jim Koch, the founder of Sam Adams Beer Company, praised President Trump’s Tax Plan at a dinner in New Jersey Last week, saying it allows his company to compete with foreign breweries.

Koch, along with thirteen other businessmen, dined with the President at a New Jersey golf course.

From the Boston Business Journal:

“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.”

You can watch the rest of Koch’s remarks below.


Koch’s remarks ticked off Boston area mayor Joseph A. Curtatone who tweeted he would never drink Sam Adams beer again and that profiteers of Trump’s white nationalist agenda should be held accountable.

Imagine being so upset about an American company actually doing well and benefiting from the tax bill that you throw a Twitter fit and announce you’re boycotting a beer company.

The tax plan has nothing to do with racism, white nationalism or immigration policy. Why even bring that into the conversation? Not to mention this dinner wasn’t about that either – it was a meeting to discuss the economy.

Resisters are ridiculous.

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