It’s interesting to see prominent U.S. companies distance themselves from the Trump administration over the Presidents response to the recent violence in Charlottesville while they continue to do business with the extreme racist, antisemitic, and homophobic regime in Iran.
Major U.S. companies Boeing, General Electric, and Caterpillar issued public statements distancing themselves from President Trump for what they view as an inadequate response to the recent riots in Charlottesville where far-right white nationalists and neo-Nazis clashed with leftist counter-protesters Antifa and other violent communist organizations.
While each company was quick to criticize the President and condemn the open racism and bigotry displayed in Charlottesville, all three of the corporations continue to do business with Iran, an openly racist, homophobic and antisemitic regime that threatens to murder Jewish people, subject homosexuals to the death penalty, and endorse leading racists like David Duke.
United Against Nuclear Iran, or UANI, a prominent watchdog organization working to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon have attempted to persuade all three corporations to sign a pledge to cut business ties to Iran. Not only do they want them to cut ties to Iran because of the pursuit of nuclear weapons but because of their hate for certain people.
“While Boeing, General Electric and other companies should be commended for immediately denouncing the events of Charlottesville, it also shines light on their decision to do business with Iran,” David Ibsen, UANI’s executive director, told the Washington Free Beacon in a statement. “The regime in Tehran is a leading state sponsor of terror, and has deliberately advanced anti-Semitism and hate, while oppressing their own citizens including on the basis of sexual orientation. These companies should immediately sign our Iran Business Declaration and immediately pledge to cease all business with Iran.”
General Electric, Boeing, and Caterpillar all rushed to distance themselves from the Trump administration and condemn the violence in Charlottesville.
“GE has no tolerance for hate, bigotry or racism and we strongly condemn the violent extremism in Charlottesville over the weekend,” a company spokesman was quoted as saying following Trump’s comments about the riots.
Caterpillar similarly issued a statement saying, “There is no room for hatred, racism or intolerance” at the company.
Boeing signed on to a public statement from the CEOs of Business Roundtable stating they “will never accept such intolerance and hate.”
However, each of these companies continues to pursue business with Iran and has remained silent as the regime sponsors Holocaust-denial conferences and promotes radical violence against Israel and American allies.
General Electric’s CEO Lorenzo Simonelli traveled to Iran in early 2016 to “explore business opportunities” there.
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