Where da MAGA Mask?
The news media has fussed plenty about the use — or nonuse — of facial masks by President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials during the coronavirus pandemic. Yes, well. It’s just another item on the long list of criticisms from the hostile press. It is amusing, though, that dozens of pop-up companies and online entrepreneurs are now selling face masks emblazoned with phrases or images expressing support of Mr. Trump in no uncertain terms. They vary from multiple varieties of “MAGA masks” to patriotic and camouflage versions, some with disclaimers explaining they are not for medical use.
At least one official GOP organization is also offering Trump face masks. The Republican Party of Texas currently purveys a set of three reusable and washable “Trump 2020 Limited Edition Face Masks” in exchange for a $20 donation, advising that the supplies are “running out quickly.”
The president’s reelection campaign, meanwhile, is on the case. The Wall Street Journal reports that the bodacious campaign — which already has offered a grand variety of nifty items — has placed an order for “red, Trump-branded face masks for supporters.”