Latte-loving fans of President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGraham says he hopes that Trump runs again Trump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Executive privilege fight poses hurdles for Trump MORE may not be willing to give up Starbucks, but they’re putting his name on their drinks.
Trump supporters had objected when Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz endorsed then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats worry negative images are defining White House Heller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll MORE, and the president-elect has slammed the chain’s plainspoken, non-religious holiday cups, suggesting a boycott last year. Now, Trump backers are giving his name to baristas to mark their orders with their support.
The move has triggered the hashtag #TrumpCup to soar in popularity. One Twitter user posted instructions Friday on how to get involved in the cup caper:
The effort garnered more widespread attention this week after video of a Florida man yelling “I voted for Trump!” and berating a Starbucks worker made its way online and quickly went viral. The man, who called the barista "trash" and "garbage," said in an interview with The Miami Herald. “She knew I was a Trump supporter and wouldn’t give me my coffee.”
On Friday, Twitter users were encouraging others to join in on the write-in effort.
But some questioned the thinking behind the campaign:
Wow, the irony of millions of Trump supporters going to Starbucks and buying coffee to punish Starbucks. Unbelievable. #TrumpCup Go get 'em!— Kelly Challis (@kechallis) November 18, 2016