A prominent shoe company is looking forward to the upcoming Trump administration. New Balance (which, incidentally, is currently running a 10 percent off deal) apparently had a fraught relationship with President Obama, as evidenced by their positive comments on president-elect Donald Trump. Wall Street Journal’s Sara Germano reports:
New Balance: “The Obama admin turned a deaf ear to us & frankly w/ Pres-Elect Trump we feel things are going to move in the right direction”
— Sara Germano (@germanotes) November 9, 2016
New Balance’s beef with the outgoing president stems from his Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which Donald Trump has promised to oppose when he takes office.
Anti-Trump protesters were none too pleased with the above statement. Many tweeted images and videos of them burning their New Balances:
— Jean Ralphio (@MMArtinitus) November 10, 2016
— #calexit (@milftears) November 10, 2016
— kiemzi (@kiemzi) November 10, 2016
It is unclear why these protesters, who claim that Donald Trump does not care about the poor or downtrodden, would destroy their New Balances rather than donate them to a Good Will or Salvation Army.
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