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Covfefe Coffee Banned From Amazon Ads For American Flag

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Amazon Bans American Flag

A Pro-Trump coffee brand has been prohibited from advertising with Amazon after using the American flag and the words “No Nonsense” and “No BS” on their advertisements.

Covfefe Coffee, inspired by the famous covfefe tweet from President Donald Trump, and made famous by conservatives including Laura Loomer, Jack Posobiec, and Ben Garrison, had its Amazon ads pulled due to the use of the American flag.

Amazon considers use of the flag a violation of its rules against advocating political parties, candidates, or causes.

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After speaking to Big League Politics, Covfefe Coffee provided several emails showing Amazon describe the American flag as “not appropriate for advertising,” with one Amazon employee adding that he does not “anticipate when these products will be eligible for advertising in the near future,” indicating that this is not a new or temporary policy for the online retail giant.

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In a followup email, another Amazon employee specifically told Covfefe Coffee they would need to “remove the [American] flag from the product image” and remove the words “No Nonsense” and “No BS” from the advertisements.

After weighing the potential cost to the business if were to disagree with Amazon’s decision to prohibit the American flag, Covfefe Coffee complied with Amazon’s demands. However, even after removing the American flag and the offending phrases from his ads, Amazon has been unwilling to advertise the pro-Trump coffee brand.

Covfefe Coffee was also banned from Facebook and Instagram advertising due to their nebulous new rules against political advertising.

Due to fears of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Facebook now worries the coffee brand may be a political organization, and its advertisements considered donations to President Trump at best, or a scary Russian hacker at worst.

Covfefe Coffee told Big League Politics that its response to this type of Big Tech censorship would be work directly with content creators, and cited their promotions with Loomer, Posobiec and Garrison, as well as others with Scott Adams, Joy Villa, and Brandon Straka.

 

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New York Man Coughs on Federal Agents During Facemask Price-Gouging Arrest

Baruch Feldheim was allegedly stockpiling respirators and selling them on the black market.

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A New York man being arrested for his involvement in a price-gouging black market ring selling personal protective equipment and N95 respirator masks coughed on federal agents arresting him in Brooklyn on Sunday.

Baruch Feldheim was allegedly overseeing a black market enterprise importing entire warehouses of N95 respirators and selling them at outrageous markups of up to 700% to medical personnel that require them to treat Chinese coronavirus patients.

Prosecutors state that a New Jersey doctor in need of respirators was forced to contact Feldheim in a WhatsApp group chat labeled ‘Virus2020!’ on March 18th. The New York man agreed to sell 1,000 N95 masks and other medical equipment for $12,000– a whopping 700% markup on their standard retail price.

When the doctor met up with Feldheim at an area auto repair shop, he described seeing firsthand a coronavirus medical equipment stash warehouse that contains enough supplies to outfit an entire hospital. FBI agents later recorded Feldheim received a massive shipment of eight pallets of medical facemasks from Canada, and trying to get a nurse seeking to purchase medical equipment to come to his home.

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Federal agents questioned Feldheim about the black market mask ring at his home on Sunday, and recount the man intentionally coughing on them. Shockingly, sources recount that the suspected price gouger then told federal agents that he had the coronavirus.

He’s now being charged with assaulting a federal officer and making false statements to law enforcement. If convicted, he could face up to six years in prison and a $350,000 fine.

Another New Jersey primary care physician, Dr. Alexander Salerno, has recounted having to resort to the black market in order to obtain the protective equipment he desperately needs in order to safeguard his own medical staff on the frontlines of fighting the coronavirus epidemic. It’s unclear if Salerno purchased equipment from Feldheim’s black market stash.

“We have to go out and we have to go literally to these black market brokers or black market pirates and we are paying like 400 – 800% markups to get the protective barriers so I can fulfill that promise of protecting our staff.”

This is a time to marshal resources behind a collective effort to contain the coronavirus epidemic, not allow black market pirates to gouge the medical supply market.

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