Arizona store does big business selling all things Trump-related
SHOW LOW, Ariz. — It’s the small-town store doing some big business, and it’s not hard to figure out why.
“I love everything in here,” customer Sherry Juarez said.
Every day, customers from across the country stop in to show their support for the president and take home something that says Trump.
A bedazzled hat.
An “adorable deplorables” shirt.
How about a “Make Your Birthday Great Again” card?
You can even get your picture taken with White House Press Secretary Sara Huckabee Sanders.
“To wear a hat, or to wear a shirt just makes me feel really good because I am a very conservative Republican,” customer Mary Lou Dezeeuw said. “I like people to know that’s who I am, and I feel proud to wear it.”
Karen MacKeon and Steve Slaton are the owners of The Trumped Store.
Back in 2016, they ran northeastern Arizona’s Trump headquarters as volunteers, and couldn’t help but notice the incredible demand for all things Trump, even after the election. So, they decided to create a year-round business.
“In the beginning, we started with just a couple tables, a couple [of] T-shirts and some hats,” Slaton said. “Now we have 27 t-shirts and 28 hats and a variety of different products that people just love.”
The business took off even more after their store was vandalized last year.
“After that, it just exploded,” MacKeon said. “People came up from the Valley the entire weekend. We were packed with people, and from then on we knew we had something that people wanted.”