It has been a tough week for those on the left. Sure, they think they scored some points in the media, but the reality is there has been nothing but bad news. Just one example: After days of pounding the podiums about how racist the President is a Rasmussen poll conducted this week came out and showed that as a result, FEWER people consider the President racist.
As the so-called AOC Squad gave their press conference this week Ayanna Pressley started by saying in reference to the president’s remarks, “Do not take the bait”. Of course, her partners did just that, and screeched mightily about race, collusion, intolerance, and impeachment. Well done, Ladies!
And it is in this environment that the President trolled some more, in a rather lighthearted fashion. The reelection campaign just came out with a new fundraising item, and you cannot help but laugh.
Liberal paper straws don’t work.
STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP and buy your pack of recyclable straws today!https://t.co/nanyEFK938
— Team Trump (@TeamTrump) July 18, 2019
Maybe a correction is needed; You’ll laugh, unless you are self-serious and dour sort who is overly influenced by politics and prone to pearl-clutching. You know, like the gang over at Vice News.
For the astronomically high price of $15, you, too, can be the proud owner of 10 plastic straws “laser engraved” with Donald Trump’s name. https://t.co/JdOLCYmoZk
— VICE News (@vicenews) July 19, 2019
In the exact same fashion as the Democrat Suicide Squad, Vice managed to acknowledge they were being played, and still fell for it. “In an apparent bid to trigger as many libs as possible…” goes the piece, before then launching into the hectoring tone of someone who is, in fact, triggered.
First, plastic straws, like much of the plastic people throw away, are really only recyclable in theory. In practice, they’re too small and flimsy, and there’s not much of a market for the type of plastic they’re made from — thus the many ongoing campaigns to get people to stop using them. But the president’s straws are touted as a way to “STAND WITH TRUMP” — unlike those flimsy straws, which couldn’t even stand up if they wanted to.
To go along with the totally not triggered and refusing-to-be-owned spirit note too they seem bothered by the “astronomically” high price tag.
Wow you just spent $30 on 20 straws.
— The White Rabbit (@_White__Rabbit) July 19, 2019
At yet all these Trumpers are bragging about buying them to own the libs.
$15 on ten straws. Well that's sure gonna put those libs in their place#TrumpSupporterLogic
— The Truth Fairy (@TheTruthFairy4) July 19, 2019
— Marilyn (@Marilyn44019781) July 19, 2019
Too expensive for what you get, nobody should be forced to ingest liquid through anything with the Trump name on it…and they’re not even an unnatural shade or orange.
— Brian (@OfficeBob) July 19, 2019
There is 0 way that these cost more than $1 per straw to make. These better be reusable, like, reusable by my great grand children for me to drop that kind of dough on heirloom drinking straws.
— RappinSpaceGoblin (@RappinSpace) July 18, 2019
It seems the detail that these are sold by the campaign for fundraising purposes is lost on these vaunted minds.
Or, even less-than-vaunted minds.
Buying cheap and overpriced straws to own the libs.
— Mike Rothschild (@rothschildmd) July 19, 2019
Now are they cheap, or overpriced?!?! This seems to derive from the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez school of economics.
Many others were bothered by the concept of someone daring to sell petroleum-based extruded cylindrical inhalation fluid transference devices.
Is this real? You’re selling straws? Yikes. The environment would be better served if you would accept climate change as a thing.
— NotoriousRBF (@NotoriousRBF) July 18, 2019
The only people getting owned are the ones who buy these overpriced and bad for the environment straws.
— Winston Smith ?️? (@WinSmith71) July 19, 2019
I can’t wait to continue polluting our lands & waters and killing all the marine life #TrumpStrawsKill
— L. Macpherson (@lauriemacph) July 19, 2019
HAHAHAHA. Reusable? Wow. Have fun with gastroenteritis #MAGtards
— Ranting Engineer (@RantingEngineer) July 18, 2019
How convenient. Will make it so much easier for the dim bulb, MAGA crowd to drink the Kool Aid.
— Jerry Lundegaard (@JerryLundegaar6) July 19, 2019
But they are not angry at all, and are fully aware of being played, you see.
Yay! Let’s all buy racist straws now … and make China great again!
— Kate Hannon (@Kate_Hannon) July 18, 2019
“Racist straws”. I know they did not mean for that to be humorous, but we are laughing. So clearly the leftists who refuse to be owned are totally not being owned…as they lose their minds, over straws.
At least some were willing to see the humor.
Make straws great again!
— Lord Steven Christ's Concave Earth (@LordConcave) July 18, 2019
I hope these will prevent non-human, awkward disasters like these pic.twitter.com/LUQhB6zF95
— Eddie Smith (@EddieSm16457860) July 19, 2019
Perfect for spitballs at your local Dem caucus.
— Jon K USA (@JonKnaeble) July 18, 2019
— Right On! (@protestsupply) July 19, 2019
And that was kind of the point.