Donald Trump Jr. has encouraged people to purchase merchandise featuring his father’s mugshot directly from him, rather than from individuals who are solely “lining their own pockets.”
Speaking on his Triggered podcast, Trump Jr. expressed his preference for the funds to contribute to his efforts for “the cause,” rather than benefiting those who aren’t directing the proceeds towards the Trump campaign or its objectives.
While Trump Jr. acknowledged that others have profited from MAGA merchandise, he drew a distinction by emphasizing that their earnings aren’t channeled into supporting his father’s campaign or the broader cause.
Although he admitted feeling uncomfortable about profiting from his father’s arrest, he underscored the importance of expressing solidarity with his father. He committed to donating “all the profits” from the merchandise to his father’s legal defense fund, aimed at countering injustices and the prevailing chaos.
Trump Jr.’s website offers a range of mugshot-themed items, including t-shirts, mugs, koozies, posters, stickers, and hoodies, all featuring the well-known photo. He acknowledged the inherent nature of capitalism, recognizing that he can’t prevent others from selling similar merchandise.
However, he indicated that purchasing through his platform would be a meaningful choice for those interested. MediasTouch editor Ron Filipkowski shared a video capturing Trump Jr.’s rationale for selling the merchandise.
‘Buy my billionaire dad’s mugshot merch from me so you can help him pay for the legal bill he’s racking up from all the times he betrayed you and everyone else in the country.’
We live in the upside down folks.
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) August 29, 2023
Basically don’t be grifted but other grifters and only let us grift you because you know we Billionaires love money and would like to remain Billionaires after all the dust settles!
— ManuMenon 💙ProudImmigrant🇺🇸💙DemocracyFirst (@themanumenon) August 29, 2023
Don Jr: "Please cut out the middle man grifters and come straight to us!" https://t.co/Ureo7O2qzG
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) August 30, 2023
Junior says he is tired of watching grifters “lining their pockets” profiting off Trump’s mug shot merch, so he urges people to just buy it directly from him so they can support “the cause.” pic.twitter.com/DxgLRQWbYM
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 29, 2023