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Mon Sep 16, 2019, 09:38 AM Sep 2019

With Markers and Straws, Trump's Campaign Sells Defiance as a Lifestyle

The message the president is selling to his supporters is clear.

“You don’t have any choice. You have to vote for me,” President Trump told a crowd on Monday at a rally in North Carolina, making a point he has revisited often in recent weeks. “Your way of life is under assault by these people.”

Now, would they like a straw with that?

It turns out that Mr. Trump’s message of outright defiance — against Democrats, against the news media and, often, against facts — can exist in tchotchke form. The president’s campaign, which is relying on small-dollar donors to bolster his re-election effort, is also courting supporters willing to pay a little bit more for reminders of that message.


$823k in Trump straw sales? A fool and their money...

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With Markers and Straws, Trump's Campaign Sells Defiance as a Lifestyle (Original Post) Zorro Sep 2019 OP
Really? Straws are under attack? Initech Sep 2019 #1
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