The president and his reelection campaign are mocking efforts to replace plastic straws with paper ones and turning that disdain into a fundraising gimmick.
Yesterday, the president's re-election campaign rolled out brand new Trump-themed plastic straws that are guaranteed to irritate environmentalists.
But if the campaign message was supposed to be "Vote for Trump because the libs are coming for your straws", Trump himself failed to get the memo.
Not everyone on Twitter was thrilled with the idea of putting a nine-inch Trump tube in their mouths.
"I do think we have bigger problems than plastic straws", President Trump told reporters on Air Force One Friday afternoon. Everybody focuses on the straws.
The official 2020 Trump/Pence campaign website is selling a 10 pack of straws for $15 as "liberal paper straws don't work".
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Most recycling centers don't accept plastic straws because they're so small that they fall through the cracks of machinery at processing plants.
Trump's campaign manager, Brad Parscale, tweeted a photo of the straws on Thursday with the caption "Making Straws Great Again #Trump2020".
Multiple studies have linked straws to the growing amount plastic in the ocean, citing the statistic that six million are removed from beaches and bodies of water each year. Starbucks plans to eliminate plastic straws at its stores globally by 2020.
Environmental group Greenpeace shot back with a statement calling Trump's presidency a 'cheap throwaway, ' and adding: 'The vast majority of plastic straws are not recycled in the USA, which means they end up incinerated, piling up in landfills, or polluting our oceans'. "Single-use "throw away" plastic items like straws, cups and bottles have a huge impact on our environment, they clog up our oceans and [are] polluting our countryside".