Product placement

But of course Donald Trump is using Hurricane Harvey to promote his new $40 campaign hats


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…

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  • Juanjo

    This man has always been about self-promotion and making money for himself. Is anyone surprised that a money grubbing, ego maniac like him is continuing to do the same behavior now?

    • leobaga

      He’s promoting USA. Nothing wrong with that. Obama and Hillary to get elected just like dictator Hugo Chavez.

    • leobaga

      *needed celebrities to get elected.

    • porque_loco

      @leobaga Promoting the USA? Fine if the $$ from the hat sales was going right into the US Treasury…

      Pretty sure that’s not the case, though.

  • LIguy2012

    Sadly, it’s all about making money off the misfortunes of others, albeit indirectly in this case. It will always be about making money at the expense of others. Remember the movie Wall Street….”greed is good”.

  • Brody

    Barack Obama’s White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Nov 19, 2008:
    “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
    So . . . glass houses, and all that.

    • Heywood Jablowme

      I can’t guess where you dredged up such an obscure and generic quote. But the date is actually before Obama became president. I’m guessing it refers to the financial meltdown of ’08 and perhaps is a criticism of Bush’s actions & lack of actions at that time.

      It’s probably more along the lines of, for instance, how Theodore Roosevelt regretted never presiding over a war or a serious foreign crisis.

      It’s not about a president enriching himself by selling hats. Obama didn’t use Sandy, for instance, as an opportunity to sell his books.

    • Xzamilloh

      Is Obama the litmus test for Obama? Did OBAMA sell “Yes We Can” mugs or shirts during tragedies? Because I’m not seeing what Obama has to do with what Trump is doing right now other than you setting up a smokescreen for Trump’s increasingly aggravating tone deaf stupidity. You should know better, Brody, the way you call out others for always blaming Trump for something or another.

    • Xzamilloh

      I meant “Is Obama the the litmus test for Trump”

      Sorry. Sorry for that, everyone!!!

    • BigWill

      You have to be exhausted from logging in and out of your various screen names yesterday. Idiot.

    • Brody

      Xzamilloh –

      The point of the article is that Trump is taking political advantage of a crisis, which is exactly what Obama’s chief of staff said they do as well.
      I’m not defending Trump on this one, just pointing out the obvious hypocrisy from those who’re freaking out over his hat and her shoes.

    • DCguy

      Please respond to the topic of the article. Oh wait, that’s right, you’re an anti-lgbt bigoted troll whose only job is to troll around on multiple sites and ALWAYS try to distract from whatever it is that Trump has done.

      He has turned the White House into a Souvinere stand and you try to put up any deflection you can.

      I hope Putin is paying you well.

  • WindsorOntario

    How come the hats aren’t $45 since he’s president #45?

    • ChrisK

      Wow. Amazing you thought that up all by yourself.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      45, Numbnut’s I.Q.

  • Jack Meoff

    He’s trying to make as much money as he can before he gets impeached

  • robertkalin

    My guess, the hats are made overseas….

  • Kangol

    Traitor Trump’s Russian pal Felix Sater confessed they’ll both end up behind bars, so he’s just trying to pimp this horrific tragedy to make a few more dollars for his spawn before he’s impeached and imprisoned.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      Ryan will pardon the ass.

  • KaiserVonScheiss

    Umm….it’s literally just a hat. First it was Melania’s shoes. Now it’s Trump’s hat. Good God.

    • money718

      Seriously. They claimed Trump needs mental health, maybe they need to look in the mirror.

    • Brody

      True, their derangement has reached pathological levels.
      And I just kick back, smile, and enjoy the show . . .

  • jaack

    How much is DJT pocketing from the sales? Where are these hats made, America? Made in No. Korean gulag or Chinese sweatshops?. Maybe to pay a psychiatrist to diagnose him as unfit to execute the office of POTUS. See the 25th Amendment to US Constitution.

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