Wednesday, August 3, 2016
By Paul Martin

Of course, all elections spawn merchandise — remember Barack Obama action figures? — but the money being made by bashing Hillary, often in extreme ways, is huger than even Trump himself might imagine. And the scores of independent vendors who flocked to the convention in Ohio are just the tip of the iceberg; there is, it turns out, a vast right wing Hillary-hating industry — including an entire genre of documentary filmmaking and book publishing — that’s booming like never before now that Clinton has won the Democratic presidential nomination.

by Geoffrey Grider
August 3, 2016

Hillary For Prison 2016 tee shirts, buttons and bumper stickers are a growth industry, at least for four more months.

“I support Hillary,” says a woman peddling anti-Hillary buttons, bumper stickers and T-shirts outside the Republican National Convention in mid-July in Cleveland. “But a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do.”

What this particular girl — who declined to give her name — is doing is making a killing, and she’s not the only one. For the four days of Donald Trump’s convention, the streets outside the Quicken Loans Arena were turned into a Marrakech bazaar of Trump-pumping, Hillary-dumping merchandise. There were Trump yard signs, Trump bottled water, Trump breakfast cereal (“They’re Great Again,” it says on the box), endless racks of bright red “Make America Great Again” baseball caps as well as tables full of stuff that maybe should have been sold in brown paper wrappers.

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