Scott Morefield | Reporter
An official Trump campaign Twitter account ignited a Twitter firestorm when it posted the campaign’s latest offering – a “Little Pencil-Neck Adam Schiff” T-shirt.
The shirt is a play off Thursday night’s Grand Rapids, Michigan, rally, when Trump called the House Intelligence Chairman a “pencil-neck” who “is not a long ball hitter.”
“Little Pencil-Neck Adam Schiff,” tweeted President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign account, “Official Team Trump,” which included a link to the campaign store. “He spent two years knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking. He should be forced to resign from Congress! Everyone should buy a Pencil-Neck Adam Schiff shirt today!”
Little Pencil-Neck Adam Schiff
He spent two years knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking. He should be forced to resign from Congress!
Everyone should buy a Pencil-Neck Adam Schiff shirt today!
BUY Now: https://t.co/5SMsrJC8nU pic.twitter.com/v3Vvmma0e6
– Official Team Trump (@TeamTrump) March 29, 2019
The shirt drew strong reactions from both political sides. (RELATED: Kevin McCarthy Calls Adam Schiff ‘A Modern-Day Joe McCarthy’)
“Team Trump is savage!” tweeted Trump Students president Ryan Fournier.
Team Trump is savage! ????????????????????
– Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) March 29, 2019
MSNBC producer Kyle Griffin called it a “banner day” for Melania Trump’s “Be Best campaign.”
A banner day for Melania’s ‘Be Best’ campaign. https://t.co/b1jE69dI27
– Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 29, 2019
Others were also clearly triggered by the shirt:
Sure! This is all fine! https://t.co/SGe48TA187
– Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) March 30, 2019
This is definitely going to help Trump and down ballot Republicans win suburban moms…. https://t.co/sQXXtnLyl6
– Doug Heye (@DougHeye) March 29, 2019
I know we’ve become numb to this stuff but the Trump campaign grifting off of the president’s juvenile bullying is really a new low https://t.co/8ieoGkJ3mW
– Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 29, 2019
And the @potus doesn’t do anything to condone this. Think about how far we’ve fallen when the president can make fun of somebody at a rally and then t-shirts are made to celebrate it. https://t.co/EaEs6et1m0
– Rob Gorski (@The_Autism_Dad) March 30, 2019
Trump keeping it classy, selling an Adam Schiff pencil-neck shirt.
But who wants to pay $28 for a shirt that says “TEXT “TRUMP” TO “88022” ?? https://t.co/o0SrxYcpfB
– Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) March 29, 2019
Is this…real https://t.co/xGgTMjZcim
– rabia O’chaudry (@rabiasquared) March 30, 2019
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