Bud Light’s woke stunt just exposed Anheuser-Busch’s CEO’s long history with the CIA

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Anheuser-Busch is in the middle of a major boycott following their partnership with radical transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney.

Viral videos of people pouring out Bud Light have led to totally untouched coolers across the country.

And now Bud Light’s woke stunt just exposed Anheuser-Busch’s CEO’s long history with the CIA.

Anheuser-Busch CEO issues statement saying they never “intended” to divide people

Anheuser-Busch, the Belgian-owned parent company of Bud Light, has found itself at the center of public outrage.

The company decided that it needed to breathe new life into its brand by partnering with controversial transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney.

Anheuser-Busch’s CEO has since tried to patch things up with the brand’s loyal customer base by issuing a statement.

“We never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people,” CEO Brendan Whitworth said, before adding that the company is “in the business of bringing people together over a beer.”

Many conservatives were looking for an apology, but much to their dismay, Whitworth didn’t even mention Mulvaney, let alone apologize.

He didn’t recognize the company’s error in working with a radical transgender activist whose primary target market is children under the age of 18.

And the Bud Light CEO’s problems only got worse from there.

Whitworth’s career doesn’t look “woke” and involves government service

After public attention was directed to Whitworth, many started digging into his past.

The 46-year-old CEO graduated from Harvard Business School, and had previously registered as a Republican.

Many expressed surprise that his personal record didn’t seem like that of a “woke” executive.

In high school, Whitworth received good grades and was a celebrated athlete.

This gave him the opportunity to follow his father’s footsteps and attend medical school.

He eventually would lose interest in the medical field, transferring to Officer Candidates School (OCS).

That led Whitworth to join the U.S. Marines after graduating from OCS.

He felt his calling was to serve the nation, referencing his family’s history of government work. 

Last year, he told Fox Business that he was “fortunate” to be an American, and that he “needed to pay that [debt] back.”

His government service didn’t end in the military, but rather started a career with a storied agency.

The CEO worked in “recruitment and handling of human sources” for the CIA

In 2001, Whitworth left the Marines to work for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

For five years, he served as a counterterrorism officer, and became “specialized in the recruitment and handling of human sources with access to vital intelligence that prevented and disrupted terrorist threats.”

According to Whitworth, his family was concerned about his safety as a CIA officer stationed in Iraq.

His sister pressured him to quit the agency and do something less dangerous.

That, Whitworth says, led him to business school.

He graduated from Harvard in 2008, and later moved into a senior position at Frito-Lay.

Whitworth was a senior director of sales at the famous chip company for nearly 5 years before he joined Anheuser-Busch in 2013.

He has since spent his time climbing the corporate ladder at the company’s Belgian parent company, InBev, and was promoted to CEO in 2021.

Whitworth’s background as a CIA agent created a second backlash towards him and the company that led to restrictions being placed on his LinkedIn profile.

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.