People feel strongly about straws, and US president Donald Trump is here to capitalize on that. “Liberal paper straws don’t work,” tweeted Trump’s campaign, with a link to purchase a pack of 10 red plastic straws emblazoned with Trump’s name for $15.
If you think all that’s outrageous about a $1.50 plastic straw is the price, think again.
For environmentalists, plastic straws have become a potent symbol for the toxic and persistent scourge of single-use plastic—an everyday item that can be easily eliminated from use, not unlike the plastic bag.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) July 20, 2019
You can now buy Trump 2020-branded straws for $15 a pack, which is a great way to let people know you suck. pic.twitter.com/s1J20c4Oqe
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) July 20, 2019
Analysis: Someday, a turtle may end up with a Trump-branded straw in its nose. Here’s why. https://t.co/IcSB7bGTzG
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 20, 2019