<p>The Former Guy went even further, <a href="//talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-urges-supporters-to-boycott-baseball-after-mlb-steps-out-in-favor-of-voting-rights" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">not only trashing organized baseball but calling for a boycott of</a> those Georgia-based corporations like Coca-Cola and Delta that belatedly criticized the new voting restrictions after allowing most of them to become law. In their defense, those corporations note that they lobbied to keep yet worse restrictions from taking hold. This is the same Donald Trump who never showed up to throw out the Opening Day pitch for any of his four years in office, the same Trump who makes no effort for public health or coronavirus relief but who comes to life again to push his own election fraud nonsense.</p><blockquote>Nearly 200 companies have joined in a strong statement against proposals that threaten to restrict voting access in dozens of states, in a further sign of corporate willingness to speak out on social justice issues.<br/></blockquote><p>Meanwhile, here were Joe Biden, Barack Obama, and a host of others saying that moving the All-Star Game was just the right touch to honor Hank Aaron and lots of other Black ballplayers – and voters – for working off the field for expanded voting rights.</p><p>Of course, the week before, voting advocates were threatening a similar boycott over corporate silence,</p><p>Now, <a href="//www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/04/02/companies-against-state-voter-restrictions/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">nearly 200 companies have joined</a> in a strong statement against proposals that threaten to restrict voting access in dozens of states, in a further sign of corporate willingness to speak out on social justice issues. Just for the record, the NBA, the basketball equivalent with teams made up of a majority of Black players, is already on record opposing these Republican legislative restrictions in 47 states, and the NFL has been slapped repeatedly by Trump and Republican leaders over kneeling incidents during the national anthem to protest racism.</p><h3>Customers and Conscience</h3><p>Baseball has plenty of other issues, starting with the pandemic, but also including a dwindling audience, its persistent desire to change its rules to speed up the game, and way too much trading of players among teams to inspire local loyalty. But this one stands out, of course, for the social justice statement behind it. (This is to say nothing of the tragic start of a new season in which my team has lost its first games.)</p><p>Naturally, the hope of the <a href="//www.civicalliance.com/votingaccess/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">joint statement</a> by businesses, organized by Civic Alliance, a nonpartisan focused on voter engagement, is as much about keeping employees and customers as about racism. But it is an action that is meant to speak to the commitments those companies made last summer after the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others at the hands of police, and the need to show corporate accountability for the effects of policy on minority communities in particular.</p><p>Ultimately, activities want corporations to withhold campaign money from those supporting these voter restriction bills, promoting the baseless election fraud allegations or refusing to pursue the origins of the Jan. 6 insurrection swarm of pro-Trump forces at the U.S. Capitol.</p><p>Though Georgia has voted, other states with Republican state legislative majorities are teeing up similar bills mostly drafted by national groups to ensure Voter ID rules and to restrict mail voting. In Georgia, Governor Kemp rightly notes that an additional Saturday of early voting would expand voting, but there are many provisions that appear aimed directly at making voting easier or at damping voting in majority Black areas.</p><p>Indeed, the entire Trump campaign of Stop the Steal has been aimed at challenging votes in cities with substantial Black voting populations.</p><p>In Texas, where 49 restrictive bills have been filed, the state Senate passed one that would ban overnight early voting and drive-through early voting. That drew critical remarks from Texas-based businesses, including Dell and American Airlines.</p><p>The sheer number of companies coming out with statements about the need to expand voting should be attracting attention from the very Republican leaders who cite these businesses as demanding tax cuts or other legislation that happens to fit more neatly into their ideology.</p><p>But Kemp and others are pushing back instead, saying companies will "have to answer to their shareholders," for example. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick responded to American Airlines, saying: "Texans are fed up with corporations that don't share our values trying to dictate public policy."</p><h3>Whom to Boycott</h3><p>No decision has been made about a new location for the All-Star Game, said to be worth $100 million in local business impact, but logic says it likely will move to a more identifiably Blue state—home stadiums for the Yankees/Mets, Dodgers, Cubs/White Sox, or somewhere with a totally neutral focus like Milwaukee, one-time home to the then-emergent Hank Aaron.</p><p>Here was <a href="//www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/04/04/good-luck-with-your-fans-major-league-baseball/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">conservative Hugh Hewitt:</a> By moving the game, "MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has, in the opinion of many Republicans, declared the league an arm of the Democratic Party and baseball itself to be a blue sport, with values opposed to the Constitution and representative government," and he promised to boycott the season along with all other companies noting unfairness. Okay.</p><p>Both politics by boycott and business by protest seem like extreme outcomes. If you don't go Delta, you also don't go American, and the other airlines will follow.</p><p>What should happen here is that legislators remind themselves that these debates concern the preservation of democracy, whose practical and moral core is easier voting.</p><p>Step One should be an emphatic vote by Congress on its two current bills to step on these restrictive state laws, followed by an equally clear decision from the Supreme Court that acknowledges a mistake in guessing that the era of racial prejudice towards Black voters is over.</p><p>Indeed, in a world turned electronic, you wonder why we're insisting either on hours-long, water-free voting lines on a select Tuesday workday or on a slow-moving mail system, and not looking to technologies that allow for electronic voting from wherever we happen to be – reflective of the same kind of identifications and ID challenge questions that the bank and every supermarket now requires and offers.</p><p>More to the point, whom do these Republican lawmakers think they are serving other than themselves and their own reelections? Do Republicans think that Stacey Abrams and the voting advocates across the country are going to wither away with new rules in place?</p><p>It is refreshing to see corporations speaking up; it is depressing that Republican ears are closed.</p><p>When we do vote, under whatever the rules, it would be nice to see the backers of these restrictive bills sent to the showers.</p><p>Play Ball.</p>
<p>However, the publication also writes that the RSLC has been directly involved in pushing GOP legislatures to make voting more difficult by supporting "a version of the Georgia voting legislation that was even harsher than the measure that ultimately became law."</p><p>The RSLC has also drawn scrutiny for naming Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill as its co-chairman even after he appeared at a "Stop the Steal" pro-Trump rally and publicly endorsed efforts by congressional Republicans to reject the certified 2020 electoral college vote totals.</p><p>Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, another member of the group, has come under heavy criticism after he described the January 6th MAGA riots at the United States Capitol building as a "hoax."</p><p><a href="//popular.info/p/facebook-pledged-to-suspend-political" target="_blank">Read the whole report here</a>.</p>
根据MSNBC alex Seitz-Wald的一份报告，营销专家在Mar-A-Lago举行的职位后举行的唐纳德特朗普在他的主席团举行中，并注意到他正在努力建立一个新品牌，使他在办公室里的四年来施加的变化一个更积极的光明 自失去重新选举以来 .
这former president recently 推出了一个新网站 叫45 office.com，这倾向于他成为第45届总统，并留下了他的名字，这对一位在建筑物，葡萄酒，牛排和一个关闭后的大学里拍了他的名字的商人令人惊讶 被丑闻被欺骗。
<p>Moreover, Trump has deployed "45" for his PAC -- found online at SaveAmerica45.com -- and his old tweets, <a href="//www.clshoes-wholesale.com/donald-trump-twitter-ban-2651217323/" target="_blank">since his banning from Twitter</a>, are now found under @White House45.</p><p>According to marketing experts, the re-branding is likely a shrewd move for a multitude of reasons, chief among them is that the Trump brand suffered huge losses during his four controversial years in office and, by using "45," it implies that he is still president to his followers.</p><p>As Seitz-Wald writes, "Like Prince changing his name to <a href="//www.vox.com/2016/4/21/11481686/prince-name-change-symbol-why" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">a symbol</a>, Trump is defying convention. Former presidents typically use their numbers only as a shibboleth among insiders and friends. The only other president to regularly use Twitter, Barack Obama, has his old tweets archived at <a href="//twitter.com/obamawhitehouse" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">@ObamaWhiteHouse</a>."</p><p>According to corporate consultant John Boyd, "He was a 'different' type of candidate and president and now he is a 'different' type of former president — one with a global brand to manage (as well as prospects to run again in 2024)."</p><p>Then there is the burden that Trump's name has come to mean "loser" in the minds of some people.</p><p>Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg, added, "They can never take that number away from him. Just psychologically, when you say President [Jimmy] Carter or you say President George H.W. Bush, you think 'one-term president.' But if you put the number, 45th president, the connection doesn't come that fluidly."</p><p>"Official communications from Trump, who refused to concede the 2020 election and falsely led supporters to believe he might overturn its results right up until Inauguration Day, never refer to him as the 'former' president — he is always the '45th President of the United States of America',' the report states. "That's not an accident, said David Johnson, a corporate branding consultant in Atlanta, who added it helps to 'continue his myth that he is still the President of the United States and reinforce that message with his followers'."</p><p>According to branding expert David Painter, "The 'Trump' brand was damaged in his election loss and double impeachment. Thus, Trump has adopted '45' (it's even <a href="//www.businessinsider.com/why-trump-has-45-on-his-shirt-cuffs-2018-2" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">his monogram on his shirts</a>) since it is a neutral number that he would probably rather people associate with him than his actual age or characterizations of his presidential term."</p><p>You can <a href="//www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/45th-why-trump-abandoning-his-iconic-brand-number-n1262935" target="_blank">read more here</a>.</p>