Team Trump rakes in $200,000 in one weekend through the sale of plastic straws — buy a pack to ‘own the libs’
By Shawn Langlois, Social Media Editor July 22, 2019
Politics aside, paper straws are lame.
The movement to ban the plastic version many of us have used our entire lives, while surely well-intentioned, took aim at a problem without offering a proper solution. Anybody who’s tried to suck a milk shake through one of those disintegrating wood-pulp-based tubes knows this all too well.
So Team Trump sensed an opportunity to “own the libs” and announced last week the sale of “Trump Straws,” an alternative to those “liberal paper straws.”
These straws have been a hit so far, according to Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, who celebrated the marketing coup with this tweet:
Interestingly, the Trump straws are promoted as BPA-free and recyclable: