While many restaurants and cities across America are banning plastic straws for environmental reasons, President Trump’s campaign is going in the opposite direction.
According to the official Twitter for the Trump campaign, supporters of the president can buy a 10-pack of “laser engraved” plastic straws with the word “Trump” on them.
The cost of 10 straws: $15.
The merchandise site selling the straws, which they claim are recyclable and BPA free, says “liberal paper straws don’t work. STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP.”
Liberal paper straws don’t work.— Team Trump (@TeamTrump) July 18, 2019
STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP and buy your pack of recyclable straws today!https://t.co/nanyEFK938
Since the tweet was posted Thursday evening, comments have rebuked the straws and their cost.
Twitter user, @MylesLP said, “$15 for ten measly straws? I can get 100 for a buck at Walmart, and if I want writing on it, I have a sharpie.”
$15 for ten measly straws? I can get 100 for a buck at Walmart, and if I want writing on it, I have a sharpie.— 🌀Myles, PhD (@MylesLP) July 19, 2019
Twitter user Jeff Wild tweeted, “At least when one of these kills a sea turtle we'll be able to personally trace it back to Trump.”
at least when one of these kills a sea turtle we'll be able to personally trace it back to Trump— JEFF WILD (@jiffywild) July 19, 2019
Donald Trump Jr. joked that the straws "may not be legal in some states."