When paper staws were introduced as an alternative to plastic straws that are considered detrimental to the environment, people gave them a chance. But needless to say, there is much to be desired from these environment-friendly straws. On paper, these straws sounded like a grand idea, but with many complaints. So President Trump has opted to introduce his own branded straws.
Brad Parscale, who is Trump’s campaign manager for the 2020 election, announced they would be selling 10 plastic Trump-branded straws for $15 on their online store. Parscale took to Twitter to express his dismay in how paper straws become soggy and “unusable.”
On July 18, Parscale tweeted: “I’m so over paper straws. This is exactly what they would do to the economy as well. Squeeze it until it doesn’t work.”
This was nothing more than a clever marketing ploy though as the following day Parscale announce: “Make Straws Great Again,” which was sent in an email to those who sign up for Trump’s news briefing, NPR reported.
In the email, Pascale wrote: “I’m so over paper straws, and I’m sure you are too. Much like most liberal ideas, paper straws don’t work and they fall apart instantly. That’s why we just launched our latest product – Official Trump Straws,” Parscale wrote. “Now you can finally be free from liberal paper straws that fall apart within minutes and ruin your drink.”
Over the weekend, reporters spoke to Trump outside the White House about the straws. “I do think we have bigger problems than plastic straws,” Trump said.
He added: “You know, it’s interesting about plastic straws. So, you have a little straw. But what about the plates, the wrappers and everything else that are much bigger and they’re made of the same material? So the straws are interesting. Everybody focuses on the straws. There’s a lot of other things to focus. But it’s an interesting question.”
Hopefully, nobody is running low on straws and are in dire need of Trump’s branded straws because Slate reported it will take two weeks to ship.