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Trump Campaign Torched Over Sharpiegate Merch: 'Dishonesty Memorabilia'

The president's 2020 campaign team has faced backlash for hawking Trump-branded marker pens online.

Donald Trump’s campaign team drew ire Friday after it started selling marker pens in a bid to fundraise off the “Sharpiegate” saga, which saw the president accused of altering a map to show Hurricane Dorian threatening Alabama.

A set of five pens — each featuring Trump’s signature in gold — are now available to buy for $15 via the president’s official website. The campaign hawked the merchandise on Twitter:

Brad Parscale, Trump’s campaign manager, also hyped the Trump-branded office supply:

Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), the prominent “tea party” figure with his own history of inflammatory and racist rhetoric who is now running a primary campaign against Trump, fired back with his own fundraising effort:

Others chided the Trump campaign for “selling dishonesty memorabilia” and asked it if was “a new low.”

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