Trump Makes Promoted Tweet Buy on Twitter, Gets (Predictably) Mocked
Twitter being Twitter, though, the Trump campaign fundraising effort is being met with spirited derision, with the "gear" promotion attracting the higher volume of Twitwits. Many of the jokes riff on the fact that, as has been widely reported, Trump clothing that's already on the market, including Trump-brand suits, shirts and ties, are manufactured using cheap labor abroad in countries including Bangladesh.
#GetYourTrumpGear— Toaster witha Bumper (@ImaCarNow) July 21, 2016
When ordering Trump gloves, be sure to specify size Tiny or Extra-Tiny
White Sheets? Red Insignia Arm patches? Crosses & Lighter fluid? #GetYourTrumpGear— JoshuaJames! (@Forever_Faded86) July 21, 2016
Some Twitter users seem to be unaware that "#GetYourTrumpGear" and "#TextTrump88022" are Trending Topics because the Trump campaign has paid to make them "trend."
Meanwhile, "#TextTrump88022" is inspiring the most predictable response...
submit your nudes #TextTrump88022— EMiLiE (@emdentz) July 21, 2016
... which has "Donald J. Trump" (a parody account) crying foul:
#TextTrump88022— Donald J. Trump (@rea1Dona1d7rump) July 21, 2016
Please stop sending me dick-pics! Bad!
Simon Dumenco, aka Media Guy, is an Ad Age editor-at-large. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.