Donald Trump proves every day that the reality TV show host who courted fame and celebrity his entire life will never change, not even once making it all the way to the White House.
In addition to Trump’s “tune in next week” style of making serious presidential announcements, Trump openly promotes his campaign merchandise on Twitter, shilling for sales despite the fact that doing so violates the emoluments clause.
Selling his made in China gear should make him look like a hypocrite considering all his promises about bringing jobs back to America, but his supporters just don’t seem to mind having a shameless grifter in the White House. Short, simple phrases like “make American great again” or “build that wall” are about the most complex concepts many of his supporters can handle, and so they buy up the red hats and bumper stickers with no sense of the irony behind it at all.
The 2020 campaigns are about to begin in earnest, and Trump will no doubt be happy to get back to stirring up his rabid fanbase with thinly-veiled racism and insults. He needs the adulation and the attention, and a crowd of red hats provides the perfect audience for a game show host with no scruples or dignity.
Others in Trump’s administration have already been warned of ethics violations for selling products on their official Twitter sites, including White House counselor Kellyanne Conway when she promoted Ivanka Trump’s clothing line on Fox News. Trump, however, seems to just keep getting away with these humiliating tweets.
Twitter wasn’t open to buying any of Trump’s vanity products. Read some of their comments below: