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Bill Nelson Sold His Inauguration Flag To Spite Trump – Now It’s On eBay

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Florida’s Democrat Senator Bill Nelson, who lost his reelection bid to Rick Scott after a dramatic recount, auctioned off the American flag at a campaign event to spite President Donald Trump, and conservatives are now selling it on eBay.

Nelson received the flag after President Trump’s inauguration in 2017, where the flag was one of 100 flags symbolizing the senate. After the inauguration, these flags were certified and delivered to each senator.

Nelson auctioned his flag at a campaign event “because he doesn’t support the president,” according to the eBay listing. The flag was then purchased by a collector, then by Republican strategist Derek Utley, who held on to the flag until after Nelson conceded his reelection bid on November 19.

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After just three days, the bidding for the flag has already passed $3,000. Utley says 20 percent of the auction’s proceeds will be donated to good causes, with 10 percent assigned to the veterans charity Homes For Our Troops, and the other 10 percent donated to Meadow’s Princess Playgrounds, the new project of Andrew Pollack, who tragically lost his daughter in the Parkland school shooting and was criticized by the media for wearing a Trump 2020 t-shirt.

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Speaking to Big League Politics, Utley says there has been tremendous interest in the rare flag. There were “49 bids in 14 hours,” said Utley, noting it’s very unusual “for these to come back” as most senators, even from the opposing party, choose to keep their piece of history.

When asked why he waited until after the election, Utley told Big League Politics that he wanted to see what the election would do to the flag’s price. According to Utley, “Senator Bill Nelson’s actions and words were not putting America first.”

While the amount Nelson received for the flag during his auction is unknown, the eBay auction shows no signs of slowing down with nearly 70 bids. The auction is set to conclude on December 2.

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AMERICA FIRST: Kanye West Bringing Adidas Headquarters, Manufacturing Jobs to Wyoming

West, a Trump supporter, wants to bring manufacturing jobs back to America.

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Kanye West is set to bring hundreds of manufacturing jobs to the United States through moving production facilities of his Adidas Yeezys brand to the country from nations such as China, Cambodia and Vietnam.

West plans on opening a facility in Cody, Wyoming, near where the rapper acquired the Bighorn Mountain Ranch with the intention of making it his primary residence.

Kanye grew a strong attachment with the Mountain West state after recording his 2018 album ‘Ye’ in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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Steve Smith, Yeezys’s production designer, spoke of West’s desire to bring back manufacturing jobs from abroad during a fashion industry event in November.

We’re going to bring jobs back here. We’re going to make Yeezys in America. This is revolution.”

In an ironic twist, a Dutch NGO is scolding West over his plan to move jobs to America from the Asian countries.

The Clean Clothes Campaign claims that West is negatively impacting the sweatshop workers that currently manufacture Adidas Yeezy products in dismal workplace conditions. The charity maintains they’d be better off with their existing employment structure, under which many earn no more than $4 a day.

Many American companies outsource their manufacturing and business operations under the premise of profiting from the sweatshop conditions prevalent in the East Asian labor markets.

It doesn’t occur to “charitable” organizations such as the Clean Clothes campaign that the most effective way to shut down such employment models would be to move manufacturing to nations with far more decent and fair labor conditions, such as the United States.

Adidas Yeezys is already subletting a factory in Cody. The brand is seeking at least a dozen new workers for the operation from the local community.

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