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Yuengling brewery faces backlash for Trump endorsement

Posted: 11:43 AM, Oct 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-27 14:43:35-04
Yuengling brewery faces backlash for Trump endorsement

Earlier this week, the head of Yuengling brewery, Richard Yuengling Jr., offered his endorsement for GOP nominee Donald Trump after giving Trump's son Eric a tour of the infamous Pennsylvania brewery. 

Following Yuengling's endorsement, the brewery has faced backlash from customers for backing Trump. 

"Our guys are behind your father," Yuengling said, according to the Reading Eagle. "We need him in there."

The Reading Eagle said that Eric Trump made a 45-minute stop at the brewery as part of a day spent touring businesses in Pennsylvania. Yuengling is described as America's oldest brewery. 

"This is an amazing American success story," Eric Trump said "We need a lot more of these."

Yuengling is available in 19 states in the Eastern United States.