The RNC wrote on its official Twitter account that “there’s only one thing better than a Black Friday deal… and that’s a Trump Black Friday deal.”
It also shared a code offering shoppers a 20 percent discount on goods, linking to the shop section of Trump’s official website:
Many tweeters accused the RNC of selling its soul with its latest post:
And there was me thinking the @GOP were a “professional”, 164 year old political party, not an official Trump retailer. But what does a Scot know of American Politics 🤷♀️ Only that this is a very sorry and shameful sight to see.
— Alex Sharpe (@AlexDSharpe) November 23, 2018
Sure, no conflict of interest going on here. When exactly did the GOP sell their souls?
— William Hamilton (@BHamilton001) November 23, 2018
What’s your return policy? America has a Trump item that is damaged and fits very poorly that we don’t want anymore.
— kathleen (@baad_kittee) November 23, 2018
Looks like the soul of the GOP just went on the auction block….
— S.O.S. USA (@DeliaMacD1) November 23, 2018
You’ve got to be kidding. 🙄
— MJ Waldow (@mj_waldow) November 23, 2018
Holy crap the party is now behind selling his branded merch? Is he giving you a cut or just the ‘honor’ to promote it? #IveSeenItAll
— valerie b (@vbriody) November 23, 2018
I can't even begin to describe how lame this is. I hope someone, somewhere, in the gop is weeping.
— mikey babb (@that_mikeyguy) November 24, 2018
And there went that last floater of dignity the GOP had flushed down the bowl.
— David the Evil Doer (@BillingsDavid) November 23, 2018
Wow, that’s embarrassing for you guys.
— cosmic (@cosmicgrrl1946) November 23, 2018
Transactions on the store “are considered a donation to the Trump Make America Great Again Committee,” per the website, which is “a joint fundraising committee authorized by and composed of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. and the Republican National Committee.”