One of Donald Trump’s selling points to the American people is that he’s (allegedly!) a great and unimaginably wealthy businessman. But what if he’s not? What if there’s a reason he’s constantly begging his sometimes cash-strapped supporters for money, asking them to do things like help fix his private plane? On Monday, his eldest son even spent part of his latest podcast begging people to stop buying MAGA merch from people who aren’t him.
Junior says he is tired of watching grifters “lining their pockets” profiting off Trump’s mug shot merch, so he urges people to just buy it directly from him so they can support “the cause.” pic.twitter.com/DxgLRQWbYM
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 29, 2023
As per HuffPost, a reasonably clam Don Jr. told viewers interested in buying things like t-shirts emblazoned with his father’s mugshot to avoid third-party sellers, who he accused of “lining their own pockets” rather than giving it back to his dad (or just him).
“I get other people have made [a] very good living doing the MAGA merch, even if,” he said, but noted that “none of the money actually goes toward the [Trump] campaign or the cause.”
But Don Jr. would never seek to make a profit. After all, “the cause” is more important than capitalism. He claimed he wouldn’t “feel right about profiting” from his dad’s legal woes. Besides, he said, “I’d probably actually get killed in the press, thinking about it now.”
Instead, if Trumpists gave him money instead of those crafty capitalists hawking their own MAGA wares, Don Jr. made a solemn oath to funnel “all of the profits” to his dad’s legal plight, so he could “push back against some of the insanity, the miscarriage of justice.”
Sadly, some weren’t buying Don Jr.’s claims, postulating that this was simply one grifter calling out other grifters.
Please choose our grift over others. https://t.co/YxJGY1QY58
— 𝕋𝕙𝕚𝕤𝔾𝕦𝕪 (@ShitzN_Giggles) August 29, 2023
“all the profits”
That’s the tell. Is profit after he pays himself for ‘marketing’ and ‘production costs?’ Any time you hear someone say they will ‘donate the profits’ you know ain’t nothing being donated. https://t.co/QosvTCbNMc
— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) August 29, 2023
Which is supporting the Trump family grift? https://t.co/jF97J7jjXu
— Rosalind (not indicted) Garcia (@GarciaRosalind) August 29, 2023
Jr profiting off of his dad’s mugshot. Next he’ll be digging up his mother and selling her bones as paper weights. https://t.co/D42VMEBbvn
— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) August 29, 2023
All of you poor suckers please send the billionaire your money so he pay his legal fees for committing crimes against America! https://t.co/zDeYZI1phu
— Mac (@mac_gardiner12) August 29, 2023
Don Jr.’s dad currently faces 91 charges across four separate criminal cases. His team has claimed prosecutors are working at the behest of President Joe Biden in what amounts to “election interference,” which as it happens is what he’s accused of doing in the case in Georgia.