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Ohio's GOP lieutenant governor urges public to support Goodyear after Trump attack

Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted (R) on Wednesday urged Americans to support Goodyear after President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House Georgia secretary of state withholds support for 'reactionary' GOP voting bills MORE called for a boycott of the Ohio-based tire manufacturer.

“@Goodyear is a great Ohio company that employs a lot of Ohioans. Please buy their products, it’s good for Ohio,” Husted tweeted. “And while you’re at it buy a set of tires from @CooperTire which is another great Ohio company.”

The president earlier Wednesday tweeted for a boycott of the tire manufacturer following reports that some employees in Kansas were told not to wear clothing with a political messages, with “Blue Lives Matter” and “MAGA attire” listed as examples.

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“This is what the Radical Left Democrats do. Two can play the same game, and we have to start playing it now,” the president tweeted Wednesday.

Trump addressed the tweet later Wednesday at a press briefing, telling reporters there was “something wrong with the top” of the company. The president, asked if he was considering replacing the Goodyear tires on the presidential limo, responded that he was.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenKlain on Manchin's objection to Neera Tanden: He 'doesn't answer to us at the White House' Senators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Overnight Defense: New Senate Armed Services chairman talks Pentagon policy nominee, Afghanistan, more | Biden reads report on Khashoggi killing | Austin stresses vaccine safety in new video MORE slammed the president’s tweets Wednesday afternoon, saying in a statement “Goodyear employs thousands of American workers, including in Ohio where it is headquartered. To President Trump, those workers and their jobs aren't a source of pride, just collateral damage in yet another one of his political attacks.”

“President Trump doesn’t have a clue about the dignity and worth that comes with good-paying union jobs at places like Goodyear — jobs that can support a family and sustain a community,” Biden added.