Yes, it is true. Trump is the first president-elect who is merchandising. You can buy a “Make America Great Again” ornament for your Christmas Tree for only $149 (plus shipping). In addition to being available on Trump’s website, you can also buy it from Amazon.
And that’s where the fun begins. Because Amazon allows comments, and the comments are hilarious. Here’s a few examples:
Despite ordering a more reasonable ornament, this one arrived. It. Is. Yuge. It’s absolutely yuge. It’s the biggest ornament. Yuge.
I hung it on my tree, but it is so yuge that it has totally unbalanced my whole tree. No matter where I hang it, the tree leans waaaaaay over to the far right.
The only Christmas ornament that will try to deport your nativity scene.
Put it next to my mother Mary ornament and let’s just say she ain’t a virgin anymore.
There’s plenty more worth reading.
Truly funny comments! Very clever. But, I think the account on Amazon is not his. Snopes says it’s a 3rd party vendor. The ornament is available on Trump’s campaign site for around $150.
Does Trump own the factory that made the ornament? Probably not. Nor the factories that make his hats, ties or shirts… but he profits by selling them, which is the point. Or, you can (still) donate at to his campaign and get one “free.”
Federal law DOES require goods to be permanently marked with the country of origin https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/492/~/requirements-for-country-of-origin-marking-on-goods-imported-into-the-u.s.
So, it should be easy to learn for certain where the ornament is made by contributing $99 or more to the Trump campaign… half of the going rate at Amazon.