Caitlyn Jenner endorsed Donald Trump’s hot take on Bud Light, calling it an “incredible American company” despite continued backlash over the beer giant’s controversial ad campaign starring transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney.
“They made a huge mistake and have paid a large price,” the conservative reality TV star shared to X on Tuesday, referencing Mulvaney’s April 2023 social media posts cracking open a Bud Light — which have since been blamed for the beer’s sales declining to their lowest level since 1999.
“I think it is time to move forward — I am saying we should focus on big picture,” Jenner added, noting that she got to know Bud Light parent Anheuser-Busch “very well” after racing for them in the ’80s.
“Agreeing with 45,” the 74-year-old Olympian concluded her X post, referring to the 45th president of the United States, Trump, and his Truth Social post about the embattled brewer.
Just hours earlier, Trump had lauded Anheuser-Busch as “a great American brand that perhaps deserves a second chance.”
To demonstrate the St. Louis, Mo.-based brewer’s patriotism, Trump said, “Anheuser-Busch spends $700 million a year with our GREAT farmers, employ 65 thousand Americans, of which 1,500 are veterans, and is a founding corporate partner of Folds of Honor, which provides scholarships for families of fallen servicemen & women.”
“What do you think?” Trump asked his 6.6 million followers on his alternative social media platform, Truth Social. “Perhaps, instead, we should be going after those companies that are looking to DESTROY AMERICA!”
Trump’s plug for Anheuser-Busch — which also produces Budweiser, Michelob Ultra and Corona — comes roughly a month before the 2024 presidential front-runner is set to meet with Jeff Miller, a close confidant of former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and a lobbyist for Anheuser-Busch.
Miller revealed on X earlier this week that he’s co-hosting a Trump fundraiser next month alongside congressional leaders and Donald Trump Jr.
Anheuser-Busch paid $260,000 to Miller’s firm in 2023, Politico reported, citing lobbying disclosure filings.
Miller’s prominent firm, Miller Strategies, upped its quarterly fee by $20,000 in the second quarter of 2023 — around the time the boycott of Bud Light and Anheuser Busch kicked off.
In its Thanksgiving message on X, Miller Strategies posted a photo of its chief smiling with a group of people at Nationals Park, and they all had a Bud Light bottle in hand.
“Cheers to all of our incredible clients,” the photo’s caption read.
While the younger Trump has previously defended Anheuser-Busch — saying in an April podcast on Rumble, “I’m not, though, for destroying an American, an iconic company for something like this” — his father has bashed the brewer for indulging “the radical left.”
Trump had also backed a conservative author who called Bud Light’s ad campaign “:a woke, clueless, incredibly dumb miscalculation.”