The Brief: Trumpy Bear is a Donald Trump-inspired stuffed bear that's been advertised on TV.
A TV commercial for a somewhat creepy-looking 45th president-themed stuffed bear went viral after it aired on Fox News. This “Trumpy Bear” is an actual product available for over $40 and it’s been on the market since last year.
Made in China, this “fearless super-plush American grizzly” comes with an American flag blanket stored in a compartment in his back. Unlike MAGA hats, the Trumpy Bear is not officially affiliated with President Trump.
This somewhat absurd commercial and product provided fodder for many Trump supporters to drag both his administration and bear doppelgänger. Jimmy Kimmel and James Corden both mentioned the bear on their late night talk shows.
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Fox News: Show your patriotism by buying Trumpy Bear! The bear with a flag up its butt!
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) November 12, 2018
I am utterly in awe of the marketing geniuses behind Trumpy Bear. They're selling a $7 stuffed animal for $50, and they'll make bank. It's just incredible.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) November 12, 2018
Curiosity got the better of me. I called up the customer service line at Exceptional Products, Inc., the company that sells Trumpy Bear, and spoke to someone who I'm fairly certain is the president of the company (small business).
She confirmed the bears are made in China.
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) November 12, 2018
This is real, and Trumpy Bear is hands down one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen. Am I right?
— Nick Knudsen 🇺🇸 (@DemWrite) November 12, 2018
Trumpy Bear comes with…
– Secret pouch for American Flag
– 130k in Monopoly Money
– Press his paw to say that Teddy Ruxpin has a Low IQ
– Broken Umbrella
– Plush Swastika
Not waterproof and does not come with tax returns.
Not for sale in California.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) November 12, 2018
Trumpy Bear accessories include a gold-plated toilet, five bankrupt casinos and Melanie, the Slovenian green-card trophy bear who hates him
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) November 12, 2018