Two days after angrily declaring he would never drink Samuel Adams beer again, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone is hitting back at critics on Twitter.
The progressive Democrat tweeted his anti-Sam Adams comments Sunday, days after Boston Beer Co. founder Jim Koch praised President Trump at a New Jersey dinner last Tuesday. Koch told the president during the dinner last week that the administration’s tax cut plan would help his company compete with foreign breweries.
I will never drink Sam Adam's beer again! https://t.co/UCywb9I7xE— Joseph A. Curtatone (@JoeCurtatone) August 12, 2018
We need to hold these complicit profiteers of Trump's white nationalist agenda accountable ! https://t.co/UCywb9I7xE— Joseph A. Curtatone (@JoeCurtatone) August 12, 2018
Hey Jim Koch! While you were thanking Trump for your tax break, did you happen to express any concern for the families separated under his cruel and inhumane immigration enforcement policy? @SamuelAdamsBeer https://t.co/UCywb9I7xE— Joseph A. Curtatone (@JoeCurtatone) August 12, 2018
Curtatone’s pointed tweets caused other people to opine online: Some sided with the Somerville pol, while others swung the other way.
The Somerville mayor followed up with another tweet Tuesday:
Got some people insisting they're going to make Sam Adams their beer of choice now because of something I tweeted. No, they won't.— Joseph A. Curtatone (@JoeCurtatone) August 14, 2018
He then sent a zinger in reply to a critic shortly after:
I made a lot of bots really angry.— Joseph A. Curtatone (@JoeCurtatone) August 14, 2018
Curtatone clarified his remarks a few hours later, saying those who are hitting back at him would be “onto their new outrage soon enough,” but that former Sam Adams drinkers “will remember Jim Koch sucked up to Trump.”
Exactly. They'll be onto their new outrage soon enough and back to drinking whatever it is they drank before this. Yet there will be those who've been Sammy drinkers who will remember Jim Koch sucked up to Trump.— Joseph A. Curtatone (@JoeCurtatone) August 14, 2018
A representative for Curtatone’s office said the mayor is currently traveling out of the country and unavailable for comment. Representatives for Boston Beer Co. could not immediately be reached.