The Trump campaign is fundraising by having supporters send fake bricks to Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer — and Twitter can’t figure out what the strategy is.
“Since Chuck and Nancy keep stonewalling the President,” Brad Parscale, Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, tweeted Friday, “we’ll send the wall to them, brick by brick, until they agree to secure the border!”
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!https://t.co/s0Ve4Nuxmr
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) January 18, 2019
The Daily Beast’s Gideon Resnick noted that the phony bricks have a number and a call to action about Fentanyl on them — which makes the tactic all the more confusing.
“Confused by the strategy here: is the goal for Pelosi and Schumer to send the texts?” Resnick tweeted.
Confused by the strategy here: is the goal for Pelosi and Schumer to send the texts?
— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) January 18, 2019
CNN White House reporter Jeremy Diamond, however, had a darker outlook.
“The overtones of this are not pretty,” he wrote. “And Trump has said he’s now aiming for a steel barrier.”
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
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In which the president’s campaign manager tells supporters to send bricks to Democratic leaders https://t.co/DJ1yxFRpDD
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 18, 2019
So wait. The bricks that are being sent to Chuck and Nancy have the text call-to-action on them? But… But…
This is a hamberder campaign, bro. https://t.co/3AolVGX4cJ
— Oliver Griswold (@originalgriz) January 18, 2019
Decent way for the campaign to gather a bunch more mobile phone numbers to add to its own text lists. https://t.co/TCC29L5pNL
— Ben Pershing (@benpershing) January 18, 2019
I want to see the ROI figures for this campaign https://t.co/OfK2ECJSQf
— Juan Escalante (@JuanSaaa) 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
You guys are a bunch of morons 🤦♂️
— tsad (@tsad73) January 18, 2019