In not one but two different Hurricane Harvey photo ops this week, Donald Trump made a point of wearing his new 2020 reelection campaign baseball caps. Oh, but it doesn’t stop there. The photos were then distributed to the press by the White House.
The hats, which currently go for $40 a pop on Trump’s campaign website, come in three different colors–red, white, and camo and are emblazoned with “USA” on the front and “Trump” on the back along with the #45 on the side.
To quote the New York Times:
Mr. Trump, we are reminded every day in ways we would not have imagined the day before, speaks and acts in the interests of himself and no one else.
Check out how people are responding to Trump’s latest shameless attempt at self-promotion…
Image #1: Picture of President Trump in a red hat, distributed by the White House
Image #2: Your chance to buy the red hat from his campaign pic.twitter.com/hehsMRYcyw
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) August 28, 2017
Meanwhile, Trump was promoting a right-wing extremist sheriff's book and posing in a hat he sells for $40. https://t.co/3biZZ8h3vh
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) August 28, 2017
Now we know why Trump was wearing that idiotic hat in his #Harvey photo op.
It was product placement. Disgusting. pic.twitter.com/koidDIO8Kd
— Real_Patriot (@2020pleasehurry) August 29, 2017
— Jules Morgan (@glamelegance) August 28, 2017
The hat he wore during a call discussing Hurricane Harvey is on sale on Trump's campaign website.
I shit you not. https://t.co/iwLhRbEhzw
— Hamilton Electors (@HamiltonElector) August 29, 2017
The presser would be more convincing if POTUS weren't wearing merch touted as the hat “worn by 45thPresident-Elect Donald J. Trump, himself” pic.twitter.com/kbv0KFvaS9
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) August 29, 2017
Trump's stupid hat has "45" on the side. Fuck him. Fuck his hat.
— The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) August 29, 2017
For a third time, Trump is using Hurricane Harvey as product placement for a hat he sells for $40 pic.twitter.com/8Js7DEnbAs
— Gabriel Snyder (@gabrielsnyder) August 29, 2017