Trump’s Souvenir Numbers

by | Sep 11, 2017 | CBS Radio Report

Trump's Souvenir NumbersDespite winning the white house; it looks like President Trump is still struggling with the popular vote. Recently the New York Times visited a number of Washington DC gift shops to see how well items with the president’s likeness were selling. And according to store owners besides the red Š—“make America great” hats the numbers aren’t much to brag about. Overall sales in the first six months of Trump’s presidency are 13% below those of the first six months after Obama’s inauguration. But owners acknowledge that it would have been tough for anyone to surpass the numbers of the first African American president. Even if someone disagreed with his politics they still wanted a piece of history. And the news isn’t all bad for president Trump’s bottom line. Souvenir shop owners say items poking fun at number 45 do well. These include things such as a free Melania t-shirt or a greeting card that says Š—“you will never find a better birthday card than this birthday card right here.” But when it comes to Hillary Clinton items, Trump is still coming out on top.

Brian Banmiller

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CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.

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