President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE’s 2020 reelection campaign is now selling branded plastic straws in a pushback against efforts to ban them, and, as of Friday afternoon, the Trump straws had sold out.
“Liberal paper straws don’t work. STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP and buy your pack of recyclable straws today,” reads the straws’ product description on the president’s campaign website.
The red, BPA-free, reusable straws are made in America and come in a pack of 10 for $15 and are “laser engraved” with Trump’s name, according to the website.
Trump campaign manager Brad ParscaleBradley (Brad) James ParscaleMORE tweeted a photo of the straws on Thursday night, writing “Making Straws Great Again.”
Making Straws Great Again #Trump2020https://t.co/kHXWaUnKt6
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) July 18, 2019
Multiple cities have limited or banned single-use plastic straws. California in 2019 enacted rules limiting the straws to curb plastic pollution, and Seattle has banned them completely.
Businesses including McDonald’s and Starbucks have also worked to use fewer plastic straws, with the fast-food coffee chain eliminating them completely from their stores by 2020.
Donald Trump Jr.Don John TrumpTrump Jr. calls elderly supporter who was assaulted Trump Jr. hits Howard Stern for going ‘establishment,’ ‘acting like Hillary’ Trump Jr., GOP senator lash out at Facebook for taking down protest pages on stay-at-home orders MORE tweeted jokingly that the Trump straws “may not be legal in some states.”
May not be legal in some states. https://t.co/kZdPQOrrb3
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Others took to Twitter to comment on the product, with one journalist joking that “sea turtles are underrepresented in the Electoral College.”
Sea turtles are under-represented in the Electoral College https://t.co/Y4AKkokSt5
— David Frum (@davidfrum) July 19, 2019
I thought it was a joke, but it’s true…the Trump campaign is selling plastic straws.
“Liberal paper straws don’t work.” pic.twitter.com/6PIgsELCAk
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) July 19, 2019