Donald Trump’s transition team has been sending out emails peddling some really tacky, cheap, worthless crap with Trump’s name on it. For only “a ridiculous amount of money for such crappy items” you can own a piece of U.S. History!
One email said,
“As one of the most valued President-elect Trump supporters, I want to give you a first look at our latest made-in-America hat released in advance of Inauguration Day.
Get your Official TRUMP Presidential Cap for $40 by choosing from any one of the three colors below.”
Here’s a copy of the email…
Just before Christmas the Trump team sent out the following email…
“It’s Day 10 of the 12 Days of Deals and we’ve got another great offer for you!
Today only, take 20% OFF the brand new Trump Presidential Coffee Mug and cross someone off your Christmas shopping list with Promo Code: SANTA.”
Here’s a copy…
(Sorry, not enough liquor in the world to put in that mug for me to use it)
Here’s another the Trump team sent out…
“It’s Day 11 of Deals and there is still time to buy in time for Christmas.
Take 30% OFF the Official Big League Tee when you use Promo Code: STAR today only.”
Here’s a copy of it…
30% off to wear a blatant lie on your chest! We all know you weren’t saying “Big League,” Donny, you were saying “bigly.”
Now, for the grand finale, the Trump team is looking to profit off of his inauguration…
“With Inauguration Day just weeks away, we’re launching an Inaugural Collection of special-edition merchandise to commemorate this historic day in American history.
First among the Inaugural Collection is a set of two Made-in-America 16-ounce pint glasses decorated with a special seal honoring the 45th president.
Get your Official Inauguration Pint Glass Set now to celebrate the swearing in of President-Elect Trump.”
Here’s a copy of it…
Again, a couple of pints isn’t enough to get me through this inauguration.
You might wonder why the Trump team is so desperate to sell this garbage..
This report might help explain why:
“Mr. Trump held a fundraiser down in New York City a few weeks back and did raise some money, but they have – I would use the word – ‘struggled’ to raise the private funds needed to pay these individuals who are working on behalf of the taxpayers but not being paid by the government,” Congressman Chris Collins — one of the first (and only) in Congress to back Trump from the very beginning and a leader in organizing the event — explained.
“President-elect Trump knows I am a true supporter,” said Collins. “I’m not asking for a job in the administration. I’m doing this because I want to help America move forward, make America great again. This is being done because we’re at a critical point in our country’s future and this, like I say, is a very important piece to him, personally.”
By law, campaign cash can’t be used to pay for transition efforts, and people haven’t exactly been enthusiastic about funding Trump’s transition. The Donald could use his own money, but he has apparently decided that it is better to cozy up to the same sort of people Trump openly pretends to hate — something Erie County Democratic chair Jeremy Zellner was quick to point out.
“He hasn’t even taken the oath, and Donald Trump is already breaking his promises to the American people. After campaigning on ‘draining the swamp’ and a commitment to the working class, Trump is sending his campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, to Buffalo to grab big money from the same elite he railed against for a year and a half,” Zellner said in a statement.
“What is this money even for?” Zellner asked, criticizing Trump for “putting the system to work for himself” after vowing that he would self-fund his campaign.
So there you have it. The Trump transition team is desperate for cash because they’re going broke. Hoping to be prosperous as Trump makes America great again? Better look for that hope somewhere else. He can’t even manage the transition to the White House.