The chairman of the California Democratic Party who called for a boycott of In-N-Out Burger last week because the fast food chain donated to the Republican Party, has declared “there is no boycott.”
Eric Bauman tweeted on August 29 that it was time to #BoycottInNOut after news came out that the company had donated $25,000 to the California Republican Party.
Et tu In-N-Out? Tens of thousands of dollars donated to the California Republican Party… it’s time to #BoycottInNOut – let Trump and his cronies support these creeps… perhaps animal style!https://t.co/9zkdFaG5CJ
— EricBauman (@EricBauman) August 30, 2018
The call for the boycott landed with a thud and the Democratic Party in the state quickly said the boycott was not official policy. In-N-Out officials also noted that company has made plenty of political donations to Democrats as well.
While in Fresno on on Monday, Bauman was asked about the tweet.
“I put one tweet out at 10:30 at night and it turned into a whole thing,” he told the Sacramento Bee. “We’ve raised so much money in small donations as a result of that one tweet and so many people have engaged with that tweet, almost a million people, so it’s amazing how it became this big boycott.”
He also told the newspaper that he was planning to buy his staff some burgers from, you guessed it, in-N-Out.