Matt Walsh: Target ‘Bending the Knee to Us’

August 18th, 2023 5:06 PM

Daily Wire host Matt Walsh spiked the football following admissions of serious financial damage and promises to learn from the experience from Target.

Target sales fell in the 2nd Quarter of 2023, marking the latest fallout from Target’s disturbing decision to display “tuck-friendly” bathing suits, pride merchandise from a satanic designer and pride merchandise for kids. Target Chief Growth Officer Christina Hennington admitted on Wednesday that “the reaction is a signal for us to pause, adapt and learn.” Walsh summed up the fallout and her response: 

“That represents them bending the knee to us for a change. And you can always point out that, ‘Well they still have pride stuff, they didn’t even get rid of it at the time, they just moved it to the back of the store.’ Do I think that come pride month next year that they’re going to have no pride merchandise at all, that there’s going to be no rainbows? No, of course they’ll still have some of that stuff. But they’re going to tamp it down considerably and they’re going to do it because we demanded it, and that is a victory.” 

Walsh did caution conservatives that Target would not be impacted quite as much as scandal-embroiled Anheuser-Busch had been. “Now Target is not Bud Light, in that they are not going to be totally destroyed by this,” Walsh added. “Like, Bud Light is in shambles, they’re just in ruin, the brand is in ruins, permanently. Probably not the case for Target, but they’ve lost millions and millions of dollars, and that matters, it really matters.” Walsh went on to discuss how shopping at Target was part of many Americans' “routine,” before noting that many people had broken their routine and that this threatened Target. 

The success of this boycott is not only a victory for conservatives, but for Walsh as well. In late May, the podcast host called upon conservative women to help bring Target to heel. It appears that some of them answered the call, while Walsh indirectly complimented them by discussing boycotters changing their routine. 

Walsh celebrated the news on X (formerly known as Twitter) as well. “We now know that Target has suffered significant financial losses due to our boycott efforts,” Walsh stated on Thursday. “The Right has learned how to use the market to punish corporations that promote degeneracy. It is hard to overstate the significance of this development. And it’s important to realize that none of this is accidental. We came up with a plan and executed it effectively. Now we just have to keep our foot on the gas. Don’t let up.”

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