Trump Campaign Is Now Selling Markers As Hurricane Dorian Map Saga Stretches On

U.S. President Donald Trump (R) references a map held by acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan while talking to reporters following a briefing from officials about Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office at ... U.S. President Donald Trump (R) references a map held by acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan while talking to reporters following a briefing from officials about Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office at the White House September 04, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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September 6, 2019 11:53 a.m.

Will this be the end of the line for President Trump’s Hurricane Dorian map snafu?

On Friday, Trump’s re-election campaign responded to widespread media coverage of the President seemingly taking a sharpie to a map of the storm to suggest that Alabama could be hit … with markers of its own.

The fine-tip markers being sold on the Trump campaign’s website are printed with the President’s signature in gold and come in packs of five.

Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale sarcastically tweeted Friday that the official marker is “different than than every other marker on the market.”

Trump himself still isn’t letting the story die, sending several tweets railing against news coverage of his erroneous claim.

This isn’t the first time the Trump campaign has merchandised a news story. Back in July, the campaign started selling plastic straws, claiming that “liberal paper straws don’t work.” The straws proved to be popular, bringing in about half a million dollars in about two weeks.

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