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Trump fans take his name to Starbucks

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Latte-loving fans of President-elect Donald Trump 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 Clinton, 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:

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