President Donald Trump and many of his supporters famously sport baseball caps emblazoned with Trump's campaign logo, "Make America Great Again." Indeed, supporters can purchase this hat directly on the Trump Make America Great Again Committee website. Interestingly, there also many other merchandise items available for purchase on Trump's campaign website — some of which are a bit absurd, to say the least.
Trump's merchandise website is funded by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, which the website describes as a "joint fundraising committee authorized by and composed of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. and the Republican National Committee." The website offers a host of merchandise for sale across the following categories: apparel, hats, buttons, signs/stickers, drinkware, deals, and gifts. The site also offers an option to directly donate to the committee. In its FAQs section, the website boasts that all of its merchandise is "100% proudly made in the USA."
While Trump's official campaign merchandise may indeed be made in the U.S., the website has recently come under criticism for reportedly using a foreign company to run its online store. As the Daily Dot reported in July after looking into the source code for the website, the outlet found that Trump's campaign store is powered by Shopify, an e-commerce company that is based in Ottawa, Canada and was founded by two Germans.
As Newsweek pointed out, Trump's perpetual proclamations of putting America first and hiring American, coupled with the fact that his website makes sure to assert that its products are all American-made, makes the fact that his campaign's online shop is not run by an American company a bit ironic — and perhaps hypocritical.
Here's a closer look at some of the ridiculous items sold by the Trump's online store.