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Well, this doesn't look good
Amazon has banned the sale of a pro-Trump coffee brand, according to a Tuesday report by Big League Politics.
What are the details?
Covfefe Coffee has been completely banned from sale on Amazon, according to the report.
The online retailer — which ships some of the shoddiest merchandise in from China for low prices — says that the ban was instituted because the coffee maker's product is sub-par.
Amazon reportedly said that a "single claim criticizing the coffee's taste" was enough evidence that the product was low-quality.
A spokesperson for the brand told Big League Politics that Amazon "assumed the product must be expired" and pulled the brand's inventory to prevent it from being sold.
In response, Covfefe Coffee provided Amazon with statements and invoices, stating when the coffee was roasted, as well as photographs of the product's expiration date, which was printed on the original bag.
The coffee maker reported that the coffee in that particular shipment was roasted in December and was not set to expire until January 2020.
Big League Politics noted that despite sending the online marketplace evidence that the coffee was not expired — and filing two appeals; both of which were ultimately denied — Amazon did not return their inventory of Covfefe Coffee to the company's inventory.
“We are going to recall the inventory and close down the Amazon account," Covfefe Coffee said in a statement provided to the outlet, adding that the company would not be "giving money to our [political] opponents."
This wasn't the first time Amazon had hassled Covfefe Coffee, according to the report.
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Previously, Amazon terminated Covfefe Coffee's ability to run advertisements on the platform. Initially, the company claimed that simply using an American flag as the backdrop to the coffee's advertisements constituted a violation of Amazon's rules against supporting a political candidate or cause.
After Covfefe Coffee redesigned their advertisements to appease the online retail giant, Amazon then determined that the brand's use of “Make America Great Again!" in its advertising copy incited hate and would not be allowed.
The coffee line, which was created "by deplorables, for deplorables," features several varieties of the brew, including Red Pill Light Roast Blend, MAGA Dark Roast Blend, and Drain the Swamp Medium Roast Blend.
The site also sells merchandise including apparel, mugs, and more.
The coffee company's "About" page reads, "Do you know what your consumer habits fund? Do you know how many coffee companies donate to Planned Parenthood? Does it make sense to get your coffee from large corporations who lobby against your values?"
"Of course not, because you're a VERY STABLE GENIUS that knows you need a MAGA coffee that doesn't take a knee on taste or values," the page adds.
The company goes on to note that it is "revolutionary to support the sitting U.S. president, and in some cases dangerous to show support publicly."
"We want to end that," the company proclaims. "Not only do we provide world-class coffee backed by world-class values, but we are building a community of patriots who want to take our country back by winning the culture war."
The company concludes their missive with a promise that it will fund "independent investigative reporters, alternative media outlets, and podcasts who fight for facts."
"Every COVFEFE purchase not only helps us grow into a household name but it also funds our sponsorships of independent investigative reporters, alternative media outlets, and podcasts who fight for facts. Leave the fake news and their crummy coffee sponsorships for the 'haters and losers!'" the page reads.
At the time of this writing, Covfefe Coffee, indeed, is not searchable on Amazon.
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