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Trump relaunches his fundraising machine after months of quiet
The screaming, all-caps texts and emails are returning. The red “Make America Great Again” hats are back in stock.
Former President Donald Trump is reigniting his small-dollar fundraising operation for the first time since leaving the White House, part of his political ramp-up to stake out an outsize role in the 2022 midterm elections and expand his financial network ahead of a potential 2024 comeback bid.
Good god, it’s like the jump-scare in the last scene of a Halloween movie.
Trump on Wednesday reopened his online merchandise store, which was shuttered following the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, when Shopify, the e-commerce company that had been hosting the site, closed it down. The former president’s political operation also sent out text messages to supporters directing them to the store, which is promoting new items like “Don’t Blame Me I Voted for Trump” emblazoned bumper stickers, doormats and yard signs.
Grifters Gotta Grift.