Ben & Jerry’s Makes Mistake of Launching Anti-Trump Ice Cream, Gets Mocked ‘Til Next Tuesday

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October 30, 2018Oct 30, 2018

One week before the vital Nov. 6 midterm elections, Ben & Jerry’s released their own “October surprise” in hopes of getting more people to vote Democrats into office and turn Congress against President Trump.

And it’s melting faster than a snowflake under pressure.

“Today we launch Pecan Resist! This flavor supports groups creating a more just and equitable nation for us all, and who are fighting President Trump’s regressive agenda,” the Vermont-based company announced on Twitter Tuesday morning.

https://twitter.com/benandjerrys/status/1057274202284285952

“Together pecan resist,” a promotional video for the new ice cream flavor declares before showing clips of Democrat marches.

The company clarified a little more on their website, stating that:

“Alongside all those nutty chunks, this pint packs a powerful message under its lid: together, we can build a more just and equitable tomorrow. We can peacefully resist the Trump administration’s regressive and discriminatory policies and build a future that values inclusivity, equality, and justice for people of color, women, the LGBTQ community, refugees, and immigrants. Pecan Resist supports four organizations that are working on the front lines of the peaceful resistance, building a world that supports their values.”

Money from purchases of Pecan Resist will go to Color of Change, Honor the Earth, Neta, and the Women’s March.

Ben & Jerry’s got royally mocked and criticized on Twitter, with the vast majority of comments being negative toward the highly political flavor:

https://twitter.com/Source_Persil/status/1057325220036374528

https://twitter.com/jamie_okay/status/1057316156711821312

https://twitter.com/Iclancy82/status/1057314525140213765

https://twitter.com/lmorihouse/status/1057276321854906373

https://twitter.com/ArielHernandez3/status/1057319481419145217

https://twitter.com/houghmade/status/1057320035956469760

https://twitter.com/GoodsonBridgett/status/1057327502207655936

https://twitter.com/larrydnj/status/1057321451408236548

https://twitter.com/WilliamAtallah/status/1057331772566978562

https://twitter.com/KimDeaBueno/status/1057330824046010368

https://twitter.com/Elmorepartdeux/status/1057327834715316224

By the end of the day next Tuesday, Pecan Resist might taste a little too much like liberal tears.

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