Trump Campaign Asking Supporters to Send Bricks to Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer
Donald Trump’s campaign is asking their supporters to send “beautiful bricks” to both Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer as the fight to build the border wall continues.
Here's a prototype of the red foam bricks the Trump campaign plans to start mailing to Pelosi and Schumer, as political advisers urge Trump to keep up the border wall fight. Each brick has a border security fact and a Trump campaign logo. w/@michaelcbender https://t.co/LbL3xRV6n6 pic.twitter.com/m101pPSaC4
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) January 18, 2019
The campaign has a new website set up to ask for donations and to send the bricks to the two top Democratic leaders.
From the website:
Trump came up with a brilliant idea to make sure Chuck and Nancy have no choice but to listen to the American people.
We have set a goal to send 100,000 BRICKS to their offices to prove that WALLS WORK!
Please make a contribution of at least $20.20 by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT and we will send your brick directly to Nancy Pelosi’s office.
“Since Chuck and Nancy keep stonewalling the president, we’ll send the wall to them, brick by brick, until they agree to secure the border,” campaign manager Brad Parscale said.
The faux bricks will bear the Trump campaign logo and a “fact about the need for border security,” the campaign said Friday.
One faux brick shared by the campaign includes the message: “2018: Fentanyl at the border. Enough entered U.S. to kill every American.”
Twitter had a field day:
The Trump campaign is asking supporters to contribute to “send a brick” to Pelosi & Schumer to build the wall….
The overtones of this are not pretty.
And Trump has said he’s now aiming for a steel barrier. https://t.co/wqHK4m2iuQ
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) January 18, 2019
Months after a deranged Trump supporter sent the president's opponents package bombs, Trump's 2020 campaign manager urges Trump supporters to mail bricks to Trump's opponents.
What could possibly go wrong? https://t.co/LUK4VVDOUy
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 18, 2019
This is such an adult, reasonable and Republican thing to do. "I'll show them, they will get lots of bricks". And as always…."wall" and "border security" are two different things. Wall = trump's ego in concrete form. Border security = better, safer immigration laws.
— Resident Genius (@Your_Ombudsman) January 18, 2019
Just 3 months ago: Pipe Bombs mailed to 16 prominent critics of Trump.
Now, when security is generally weaker due to #TrumpShutdown:
Trump+team (with a history of inciting violence) telling people to mail bricks to @SpeakerPelosi, who is 3rd in line to Presidency, & @SenSchumer https://t.co/oYV6QngFyU
— Kashish Das Shrestha (@kashishds) January 18, 2019
Seriously? We so need an adult-at the least in WH. New Text from his campaign: “Team Trump: Pres. Trump wants to send BRICKS to Chuck & Nancy for every donation of at least $20.20 in the NEXT HOUR. BUILD THE WALL! “. @funder #ImpeachTrumpPence #ArrestTrump #WheresMitch
— Ellen Cobb Church (@ecobbchurch) January 18, 2019
Building a wall with bricks? Who is team #Trump working with. The 3 little pigs?
Sadly, they will do anything to make a buck off their supporters (and a lot of folks are going to spend their hard-working money on this). https://t.co/C5tjQBJAKR
— John Kreuzer (@KreuzersKorner) January 18, 2019