The Trump Campaign Is Claiming This Signed Item Is a Football (It Is Not a Football)
In order to stay in control of the Republican party, Donald Trump is going to have to prove that his brand is still strong. In order to do that, he is going to have to get candidates elected. One of of Trump’s first major candidates is Herschel Walker, who is going to run in Georgia.
Walker, of course, is most famous for his football career with the University of Georgia and in the NFL. So Donald Trump Jr. decided that giving away a signed football to raise money would make a lot of sense. But the campaign didn’t actually have Walker and Donald Trump sign a football.
In an email sent to supporters, Trump Jr. wrote, “please contribute ANY AMOUNT in the NEXT HOUR and enter to win the TRUMP football that Herschel Walker and President Trump signed just for you.”
I first noticed this yesterday. This is, according to @DonaldJTrumpJr is the "first" Trump "football", which is obviously a very big deal. But well … that's not a football. Or at least not what I'm familiar with as a football. pic.twitter.com/chZMhYwBXa
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) September 19, 2021
Sharing a picture of the ball, Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall tweeted, “I first noticed this yesterday. This is, according to Donald Trump Jr. is the ‘first’ Trump ‘football’, which is obviously a very big deal. But well … that’s not a football. Or at least not what I’m familiar with as a football.”
An eagle-eyed Twitter user who goes by UWS Pete noted, “Again, the Trump ball is likely an Australian Rules Football ball, like this one. Not rugby.”
Again, the Trump ball is likely an Australian Rules Football ball, like this one. Not rugby. pic.twitter.com/oOUPLCWfPl
— UWS Pete (@UWSPete) September 20, 2021