“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough set his sights on FedEx Wednesday for continuing to offer discounts to members of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
“Hold on a second. Nobody is asking them to deny service or discriminate,” Scarborough said. “They are actually giving a discount. So, I don’t know if — wait. I’m sorry. Does FedEx think the American people are stupid? Does FedEx think they’re going to brush past that and really believe that anybody is asking them to discriminate against NRA members? Because they’re not.”
Scarborough’s comments came after featuring FedEx’s Monday statement:
FedEx is a common carrier under Federal law and therefore does not and will not deny service or discriminate against any legal entity regardless of their policy positions or political views.
Scarborough accused FedEx of attempting to corner the gun market by knowingly shipping deadly weapons across the country to beef up its bottom line.
“They’re actually giving them discounts for being members. Again, from the reports I saw, Steve, they want to corner the gun market,” Scarborough said. “They want to be able to ship the most, I guess, assault-style weapons across America. They want to be able to ship the deadliest guns across America because I guess for them the bottom line is pretty good.”
Scarborough also said he believes a boycott of FedEx is coming and most of their customers will change over to United Parcel Service (UPS).
“I’m hearing people saying they’re going to move all of their business to UPS. Whatever — help me out. Whatever money they may make by cornering the gun market, aren’t they going to lose a lot more from corporate clients that are just not going to want to be associated with them every time there’s a school shooting or a theater shooting or a church shooting or a country music shooting, doesn’t that seem like a short-sided move in 2018,” Scarborough concluded.
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