I check my voicemail and hear a message from The Great America PAC, which is the official PAC supporting Donald Trump. They’re giving out bumper stickers, so I call them back.
The call gets off to a rocky start because the woman reading the script is so robotic I actually feel compelled to ask if I’m speaking to a human.
“Really, this is a real human?”
“Oh, sorry about that,” I say. “I’m calling because I want a bumper sticker, or as I like to call it, a Trumper-sticker.”
If she sees what I did there, she is not amused. But if you know anything about the Trump organization, you know it’s all business, so she gets right to it.
“You can have a bumper sticker for a donation of $25 to $100,” she explains.
“What? The message I got was that you’re giving them out, doesn’t that imply free?”
She sticks to her guns.
“Ok, l read The Art of The Deal,” I say. “Let’s negotiate.”
“No. It’s $25.”
“Hear me out. I live in LA. We drive a lot. There’s a lot of traffic. That bumper sticker will reach a wide audience.”
“How about $5?”
“Don’t you want to make America great again?” I ask.
“Then work with me,” I say.
And that’s when she hangs up.