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Maple Leaf Foods CEO blames Donald Trump for plane attack

Twitter backlash for CEO

Twitter came to life after Maple Leaf Foods CEO Michael McCain ranted about recent events in Iran on Monday.

McCain said a colleague lost his wife and family when a Ukrainian jetliner was shot down by Iran, on Jan. 8, and he took aim at the U.S. assassination of an Iranian general leading up to the tragedy.

"Taking out a despicable military leader terrorist? There are a hundred like him, standing next in line."

Shortly thereafter, #BoycottMapleLeafFoods started trending on Twitter.

"I really have to wonder, if the shareholders, employees and customers of Maple Leaf Foods, are all OK with the CEO taking this account to make a personal rant against the US and the President of the United States? Seems an irresponsible way to address your anger and grief," wrote one Twitter user.

Another user stated, "What a stupid set of comments... I will never buy products from a terrorism supporting company like #mapleleaffoods again. Iran shot the plane, Iran shot again and downed the plane, Iran then denied they did it and blamed mechanical failure."

But not all were against McCain's comments. 

"I am so sorry for your loss. The majority of us in the USA are mortified by our reckless president. We know he is a danger not only to Americans, but to the world. We will vote him out," one user wrote.

"I am so sorry. Please know 65 million Americans wanted nothing to do with current occupant of the White House. We will do everything we can to make sure he is gone!!!"



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