On Thursday, Donald Trump proudly unveiled a new T-shirt, aiming to rally his supporters and generate funds for his campaign and legal battles.
In a video shared on his Truth Social platform, the ex-president proudly presented the $34 shirt, stating, “You can go out and get it, have fun with it, but people do like it, I must say.”
The T-shirt prominently displays his post-arrest mugshot, accompanied by the defiant phrase “NEVER SURRENDER!” This, despite the fact that he had, in fact, surrendered to Georgia authorities.
In his video, Trump voiced his frustration, saying, “They make me look like a criminal,” but he maintained that the mug shot had an unexpected outcome, helping him raise $10 million.
The proceeds from the shirt will be directed towards Donald J. Trump for President 2024 Inc. and Save America. The latter is the PAC he’s been utilizing to cover legal fees and various other expenses. This week, USA Today reported that the PAC was “nearly depleted” after spending approximately $150 million.
Trump enthusiastically declared in the video, “The people get it!” as he promoted the mug shirt.
“They make me look like a criminal,” Trump complained in his video, but insisted that the mug shot “totally backfired” because its allowed him to raise $10 million.
“The people get it!” he said in the video as he hawked the mug shirt.
As expected, social media users wasted no time in highlighting this apparent contradiction.
‘Buy your Never Surrender t-shirt of me literally surrendering.”
ACT NOW!! https://t.co/VJPlAG5Rwt
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) September 1, 2023
The words “NEVER SURRENDER” under his own mug shot where he literally did surrender. You can’t make this up.
— Erie Siobhan 🇺🇸 (@ErieNotEerie) August 31, 2023
He's like one of those guys outside of a concert selling the knockoff tour shirts.
— Devin Duke (@sirDukeDevin) September 1, 2023
This is real. pic.twitter.com/VjWwL6Ne6W
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 31, 2023
From the guy who surrendered
— Diane Steenstra (@dsdianern) August 31, 2023
Rock bottom: A former President of the United States hawking tee shirts online. Wow. Just Wow. https://t.co/zXWSoeBPzS
— Little Crow ✡️🌊 I am AntiFa. (@therealltlkrow) September 1, 2023
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) September 1, 2023
What billionaire sells T-shirts and begs for money from poor people? https://t.co/mEGKsmQzG2
— Tracey Taylor London (@traytaymakeup) September 1, 2023
Not The Onion. Not SNL.
This is a real-life American major party presidential candidate promoting T-shirts with his actual criminal mug shot on the front.
Lord help us all. https://t.co/nONQ4KnuP5
— John Corbett (@ErnestScribblr) September 1, 2023
It’s like a bad informercial when you left the tv on before you fell asleep
— Thom Spillman 🏳️🌈🖖 (@SpillmanThom) September 1, 2023