The US president’s campaign, which has already flooded the US with MAGA hats, has introduced a limited addition to their line of merchandise inspired by the latest twist in the two-year-long scandal over Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice.
After the release of Attorney General William Barr’s review of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation report, which said that no evidence of collusion had been found, the Trump team offered MAGA supporters mugs, T-shirts ($30 each) and decals ($9) with the commander-in-chief’s two-word Twitter expression: “WITCH HUNT”.
The introduction to the items on social media said that “the Democrats raised millions off a lie”, and thus it was time to fight back. The profit is said to be going to the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, described as “a joint fundraising committee authorised by and composed of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. and the Republican National Committee”, according to The Huffington Post.
The Democrats raised millions off a lie. Now we FIGHT BACK!— Official Team Trump (@TeamTrump) March 25, 2019
Get your LIMITED edition WITCH HUNT merchandise while supplies last!
BUY a tee: https://t.co/NhaiUVBFok
BUY a mug: https://t.co/eOHmyIhoYE
BUY a decal: https://t.co/PNV6BU7ACM pic.twitter.com/JlJE79wUdS
The special treat has received a mixed response online. Some seemed to enjoy the new merchandise, or at least found it amusing.
Lol that’s great— Evelyn Sparks (@EVcSparks) March 25, 2019
This is literally the funniest thing I've ever seen. Official merch you can buy by texting WITCHHUNT! Nothing I ever do will even come close to this funny.— deku tree (@lastcooldude) March 27, 2019
Others slammed Trump for trying to monetise the scandal.
Is there NOTHING you won't monetize to your own personal gain, Mr. President?— J. Barrington (@barriebates) March 25, 2019
Money, money, money is all you Trump people think about. It is your GOD!— James Blynt (@benjred) March 25, 2019
The “president” of the U.S. is selling “witch hunt” merch on his website for a profit. Let that sink in for a moment. This guy shits all over the emoluments clause and violates every ethics rule and America is the asshole! pic.twitter.com/K2rLDkkMsM— Debala4 (@debsdol4) March 26, 2019
While there were those who did not seem to like the pricing.
30 bucks for a mug 😂😂. Ripping off gullible Americans.— Raymond Garcia (@Raymond3633) March 25, 2019