Skip to comments.Arizona Coffee Shop Claims To Be The One Stop Shop For All Things Trump
Posted on 11/24/2018 1:07:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
A steady stream of customers arrives every morning at The Trumped Store and Coffee House in Show Low, Ariz. Barista Sean Lynch whips up a latte underneath a sign that reads "Making Coffee Great Again." He pours foam over espresso and milk, still fine-tuning his latte artwork.
"Sometimes I'll make random abstract shapes, and I'll be like, look that's Trump's head," Lynch jokes. "People will be like, 'No way!'"
The store is full of customers from all over the state. Some come for the coffee, others for the vast collection of Trump-inspired merchandise. Rosemary Quessenberry drove three hours to buy a shirt. "I'm picking up the medium T-shirt again, 'I'm an adorable deplorable,'" Quessenberry says.
Co-owners Steve Slaton and Karen McKean cheer Quessenberry on. Slaton and McKean opened the store in 2016 by converting a former mechanic's garage into an unofficial campaign headquarters for then-candidate Donald Trump.
They sell Trump teddy bears and rubber ducks, mugs and children's books. There's even a Trump toilet paper roll holder in the restroom. When you pull the toilet paper, it literally delivers the president's message: "Our leaders are stupid ... Our politicians are stupid ... We will have so much winning if I get elected that you may get bored with winning."
"We're passionate conservatives. We are here to hopefully keep this very, very conservative area, and keep it a strong republic," McKean says. "So, that's why we so strongly support the president's policies."
The city of Show Low is home to many conservatives. Registered Republicans here outnumber Democrats three-to-one.
But not everybody in Navajo County likes The Trumped Store. It's been vandalized, and the owners say they sometimes receive threatening calls. It's also a popular location for peaceful protests.
"Every once in a while, we have demonstrations in the park next to them," Eric Kramer, chairman of Navajo County Democrats, says.
Kramer doesn't think The Trumped Store had any effect on the area's Republican voting record in the 2018 midterms. After all, he says, Navajo County except for Show Low has more Democrats than Republicans.
"We saw very good turnout, and that's a part of what helped us to win statewide offices for the first time in many, many years," Kramer says. "We're feeling good about the direction of things."
Slaton and McKean are feeling good, too. They even have plans to expand The Trumped Store. "It's another room over there that's not developed yet," McKean says. "Our plan is to make it a Trump Wine bar."
A covfefe shop.
I prefer KeepAndBear.com
Bears are kinda dangerous and expensive to feed.
Trying again: https://keepandbear.com
Marshall Trimble: Whats the Story Behind the Naming of Show Low, Arizona?
“Registered Republicans here outnumber Democrats three-to-one.”
In a SANE world, that would be true from EVERY little hamlet to every major metro area, in America!
Registered Republicans here outnumber Democrats three-to-one. ...................................... LOL, beware the cartons full of votes coming soon to your area.
Watch your back. Get security cameras.
Hmmm...a conservative Starbucks?
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