Trump's PAC Just Unveiled Their New 'Trump Cards' for Top Supporters and Yeah, the Nazi Vibes Are Real
Former President Donald Trump's fundraising efforts are generating mockery and criticism yet again, this time for a new "perk" of donating to his Save America PAC.
Save America, along with the Republican National Committee and a host of other GOP fundraisers, frequently exploit the near-universal adoration of Trump among Republican voters—an adoration that often mandates unconditional loyalty and the mindset that so-called patriots are at war with their Democratic neighbors.
Inundating these supporters with incessant text messages and emails, the solicitations shame subscribers as "defectors" for not donating, or for not donating enough, and promises that Trump will see their name on a list of his top supporters if they shell out more dough.
Now, Trump's PAC is peddling "Trump Cards"—red and gold identifiers that resemble a credit card with Trump's signature—for his supporters to identify themselves.
The fundraising email announcing the cards asks recipients to vote on which of four designs they'd like to see be circulated:
"We recently met with the President in his Florida office and showed him four designs. Originally we were planning on releasing just one design, but when President Trump saw the cards on his desk, he said, 'These are BEAUTIFUL. We should let the American People decide - they ALWAYS know best!'"
While most of the options were fairly standard, one in particular stood out as Trump's critics associated the Trump card eagle with the Nazi Party eagle that rose to prominence in the 1920s and continues to be used by neo-Nazis long after World War II.
The comparisons were instant.
I mean, Trump Cards look exactly how you’d expect them to look https://t.co/M8KUahhvxP— commentarian (@commentarian) 1628145564.0
If you think that the Trump Cards' eagle looks more like the American Eagle than the nazi war eagle, you're either… https://t.co/SZB8n5BI0a— 💙🦅 Anis Jerbi 🦅💙 (@💙🦅 Anis Jerbi 🦅💙) 1628163940.0
"Can I copy your homework" "Yeah just change it up a bit so it doesn't look obvious you copied" "ok" https://t.co/QSOvqjKjSq— Right Wing Cope (@Right Wing Cope) 1628172000.0
Is it still coincidence if similarities occur too often? Asking for history? #trumpcards https://t.co/dWlkY9K3vE— Dr. Richard Crichton (@Dr. Richard Crichton) 1628149593.0
So will no one get mad at us now when we use the word “Nazi”? https://t.co/ORsngRIpGG— Jamie Schler (@Jamie Schler) 1628168108.0
The cards were ridiculed across social media.
Maybe it's time to stop calling the guy who can't even afford to hire a proofreader for his *OFFICAL* Trump Cards a… https://t.co/KNPKgdBqQv— ReallyAmerican.com 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican.com 🇺🇸) 1628176105.0
Trump cards are for people not playing with a full deck.— John Pavlovitz (@John Pavlovitz) 1628166264.0
All them Trump Cards gonna decline when they try and use them https://t.co/3Ft10QzrFz— DKT (@DKT) 1628141186.0
It's unclear when the Trump cards, which can't be used as currency, will be distributed.