New York Magazine reports:
The bright-red MAGA hat was the must-have item for Trump supporters in 2016. In 2020, it might be replaced by a bright-red face mask.
According to The Wall Street Journal, President Trump’s reelection campaign has placed an order for “red, Trump-branded face masks for supporters.” The paper says, “Campaign officials have discussed giving away the masks at events or in return for donations.”
The WSJ links the production of the masks to a broader attempt by the Trump campaign to win back waning support from seniors, a stronghold for the president that has begun to abandon him amid his shaky leadership during the coronavirus outbreak.
The original report is behind a paywall.
The president’s re-election campaign has ordered red, Trump-branded face masks for supporters. Campaign officials have discussed giving away the masks at events or in return for donations.
w/ @KThomasDC: https://t.co/GTwP0XZPrz
— Michael C. Bender (@MichaelCBender) May 1, 2020
“…giving away the masks … in return for donations.”
That’s what economists call “selling.”
— Paul Jacobson (@pejesq) May 1, 2020
— Shay (@ShadyPlanes) May 1, 2020
The mask of the red death.
— Will Saletan (@saletan) May 1, 2020