Many companies are trying to jump on the “anti-Trump” bandwagon, hoping to ride the wave into relevancy, and appeal to a specific demographic of customers who are all about that “hashtag activism.”The latest to grovel at the feet of lefties in hopes of earning a fat check is none other than ride-sharing giant Lyft.
While liberals pitching a fit about anything and everything President Trump does in office might be celebrating the company’s stance, they might be changing their tune after they find out Lyft has deep ties to the administration.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
Lyft has responded to liberal outrage over its rival Uber’s perceived ties to the Trump administration by pledging $1 million to the ACLU, solidifying its role for the moment as the official ride-sharing app for the anti-Trump community.One member of Lyft’s board of directors, for example, is a representative of Carl Icahn’s Icahn Enterprises, which gained a seat after the top Trump adviser invested $100 million in Lyft in 2015.
Icahn was reportedly an influential member of Trump’s transition team and his name was floated for many top administration posts. He was ultimately tapped to be Trump’s special adviser on overhauling federal regulations.
Vocal Trump supporter Peter Thiel is also a Lyft investor. Thiel has been critical of Uber’s ethical practices in the past.General Motors CEO Mary Barra, whose company invested $500 million in Lyft, is also an economic adviser to President Trump.
Barra visited the White House during Trump’s first week in office and said she sees a “huge opportunity” for GM to work with the administration. GM president, Dan Amman, has a seat on Lyft’s board of directors.The hypocrisy is very, VERY strong with this one.
If a company publicly opposes Trump that’s fine. They have every right to do so. However, they better make sure their hands are clean before taking that particular route, otherwise they risk embarrassing themselves much in the same way Lyft has.
The fact Lyft has such deep ties to the Trump administration makes it appear the company is only taking its current stand to attract customers who are ticked off at Uber for being optimistic about the president, and his agenda for the economy.
It makes them look like fakes, which seems to be exactly what they are.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]