On August 17, many media and netizens, including the Capitol Hill, found that trump, who had always disliked masks, began to sell masks to his campaign team and supporters. As a result, the US media found that the creative mask was actually “the rest of the game” by trump competitor Biden.
after searching, the author found that some of these masks with Trump’s name or campaign slogan were listed as “trump campaign team’s official store”, while others were written as “trump supporters’ self support”. At first glance, the common feature of these masks is that they are expensive.
a single cotton mask costs about $25 at an online store labeled “trump team official,” while in another store owned by trump supporters, similar masks sell for nearly $20.
the product introduction of these masks has its own funny. This “official flagship store” put a special note at the beginning of the page: the masks in the store are not medical, and do not promise to have any anti-virus effect.
compared with the “official store”, the introduction of the self owned shop of the supporters is more “trump style”. The introduction emphasizes that the masks of our shop are all made in the United States. What’s more, a small mask can “help trump team win the election in 2020, and keep the United States great”.
besides boasting, the shop has not forgotten to crack down on “friendly merchants”: patriots all like the masks in our shop. We are the best-selling masks in the whole website, which is much better than those Chinese made masks on Amazon shopping website!
just as the trump team and its supporters are eager to sell goods with “patriotism and support for trump”, the Internet with memory constantly reminds us how much trump and his team hated masks at the beginning.
from the outbreak to the spread of the epidemic, Trump’s “no mask” incident left a deep impression on netizens. Even after health authorities repeatedly stressed the importance of wearing masks, trump still went his own way, so that CNN published a special article to discuss “why trump doesn’t love wearing masks.”.
the American people also expressed their dislike of Trump’s practice. In early June, when he led a team to visit a swab factory, trump turned a blind eye to the fact that “masks are required to be worn when entering the workshop” at several places in the factory. Afterwards, manufacturers said they would discard all swabs produced during Trump’s visit.
in connection with the above examples, the US “Capitol Hill” reported on the 17th that trump was “hyped with a mask”. What’s more, the report also said that the practice was “nothing new.”.
because, compared with the trump team, which was slow to respond to the issue of masks, Biden team not only emphasized the importance of wearing masks many times, but also put them on the official website as souvenirs at the end of May, which was three months earlier than the trump team’s “mask sales”.
on May 26, Biden and his wife wore black masks during the American memorial day. Trump, who didn’t wear a mask, seized on the incident, calling Biden’s move “unusual” and commenting on the picture of Biden wearing a mask: “he looks better.” the US media believe that Trump’s words and expressions are implying that Biden is “not a man enough” and “he doesn’t look big.”.
at that time, Biden, who was not willing to be outdone, even changed the picture trump used to ridicule him into a head picture, and then sent an article “put on a mask” to attack trump. In addition, Biden also criticized trump on many occasions for not wearing a mask as “reckless and misleading people.”.
Perhaps trump didn’t expect that, less than three months later, he would not only “copy” the opponent’s campaign ideas, but also indirectly admit the mistakes in the original practice with his actions. It can be said that “how brilliant the smile was at the beginning, how ugly the face is today”.