"Trump Seizes On Soggy Paper Straws As Campaign Issue"

"President Trump appears to have identified his newest American enemy — paper straws.

His reelection campaign is selling reusable and recycled straws in its 2020 online store, and Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale blasted the slurping nonsoggy alternative in an email titled "Make Straws Great Again," a play on the president's famed slogan.

"I'm so over paper straws, and I'm sure you are too. Much like most liberal ideas, paper straws don't work and they fall apart instantly. That's why we just launched our latest product - Official Trump Straws," Parscale wrote late Friday. "Now you can finally be free from liberal paper straws that fall apart within minutes and ruin your drink.""

Jessica Taylor reports for NPR July 19, 2019.


"U.S. Has 'Bigger Problems' Than Plastic Straws - Trump" (Reuters)

"Trump Was Oddly Reasonable About Plastic Straws. His Campaign May Not Like It" (Guardian)

"Campaign 2020: Trump's Plastic Straws — $1.50 Apiece — Are Sold Out" (E&E News PM)

Source: NPR, 07/22/2019