Election 2020

Trump is Stockpiling Chinese Campaign Flags Before Imposing Tariffs

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

If Trump imposes tariffs on virtually everything we import from China, that's going to hit his Chinese-made campaign flags at some point, right?

Yes, it is, and they know it.

A manager at the factory hired to produce Trump's campaign flags for his 2020 reelection campaign says the campaign is stockpiling an unusually large number of flags before tariffs raise the price.

The factory has turned out about 90,000 banners since March, said manager Yao Yuanyuan, an unusually large number for what is normally the low season, and Yao believed the China-U.S. trade war was the reason.

“It’s closely related,” she said. “They are preparing in advance, they are taking advantage of the fact that the tariffs haven’t gone up yet, with lower prices now.” [...]

At about $1 apiece, the suppliers of the paraphernalia that will surround the Trump campaign can’t resist the low price offered by Yao’s factory.

I suppose it is hard to beat a price of just $1 per flag.

I mean, if Trump hired an American company to produce flags in America, as he keeps saying we all should, he'd have to pay a little more than that, right?

I'm not going to forget this in two years.

  • muselet

    Sadly, Trump voters will see this as proof of Donald Trump’s business savvy rather than as an example of his hypocrisy.

    –alopecia

    • Draxiar

      Oh God that’s soooo true.

    • ninjaf

      Too bad they didn’t stop and think for just one minute about which of their neighbors and towns might benefit from a job making those flags, if Trump were to truly walk the walk.

    • notanncoulter

      they can use them to wrap fish after the tangerine clown gets hauled off to one of putin’s gulags for failing to accomplish his assignments.

      • 1933john

        Double yeah, for this one!
        Throw in a MoonPie and
        RC, Fuck Diet Coke, for
        good measure!