The Trump’s reelection campaign store has sold more than 140,000 plastic straws in just a few days, 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 campaign manager Brad ParscaleBradley (Brad) James ParscaleMORE tweeted Monday.
Parscale first promoted the plastic straws on Thursday in response to what the campaign website calls an alternative to “liberal plastic straws.”
“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.
Parscaled said sales of the red Trump-branded straws have eclipsed $200,000.
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“More than half of all Straw purchasers were BRAND NEW small dollar donors,” he tweeted Monday. “Amazing!”
We have sold more than 140,000 straws. That is over $200,000 raised.
More than half of all Straw purchasers were BRAND NEW small dollar donors.
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) July 22, 2019
The reusable straws are made in America and come in a pack of 10 for $15.
The sale of straws comes after multiple cities in recent months have banned or restricted the use of plastic straws, primarily in an effort to crack down on plastic pollution.
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 jokingly quote tweeted Parscale’s post from Thursday announcing the straws, writing that they “may not be legal in some states.”
May not be legal in some states. https://t.co/kZdPQOrrb3
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 18, 2019