Trump Trinkets Taking Over Downtown

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As Charleston prepares for the big arrival of President Trump tomorrow afternoon, pop-up shops have been popping up all over the Capitol City selling Make “American Great Again” gear.

On the corner of Clendenin and Quarrier Street, one shop has been operating in a parking lot for the last few days. Tony Ensminger from Cleveland, Ohio owns the stand and has turned this into a hobby for the last two years, traveling state to state selling MAGA gear.

“[President Trump’s] website gives us a notice of where he’s going to be and I pack it up and come on down,” said Ensminger.

At Tony’s stand, he’s selling “Trump and Pence 2020” T-shirts, “MAGA” flags and hats, buttons with quotes, and more, but he said he doesn’t do it for the money, but more rather the adventures it takes him on.

“What I mostly meet is families, little kids, their grandfathers, and everybody in between, and they’re all friendly, peaceful, and nice. A lot of veterans, a lot of people with small businesses and a lot of blue collared workers, and everybody stops by, drives by and honks and shows their support for the President,” said Ensminger.

There are other pop-up shops around the Charleston area, including one on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Washington Street. Tony’s shop opens at sunrise and closes at sunset.

President Trump is set to arrive in the Mountain State tomorrow afternoon and 13 News will provide you team coverage as the event unfolds.

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