It all started in June of 2016. The political atmosphere in the US was heating up and the country was becoming increasingly divided.
Donald Trump had just emerged as the front runner for the Republican Party, and Hillary’s emails had been exposed. The media was in a frenzy, and depending on where you got your news, you either thought Trump was an orange clown, or Hillary was a snake who belonged behind bars.
As the campaign drama intensified, we couldn’t help but think the whole political atmosphere was a huge joke. One night after many whiskey pulls sitting around a backyard firepit, we came to the conclusion that we all needed a good laugh. It was here that the idea for our first product, the Dump-a-Trump Pen Holder, was born.
We started off small, making only a few thousand Dump-a-Trumps. To be honest, we didn’t really expect it to go anywhere. This turned out to be the case at first--we could barely make a sale and had thousands of pen holders sitting around filling up all corners of our homes. We thought about throwing in the towel, but then something happened that the two of us didn’t expect--Trump was elected the 45th president of the good ol’ US of A.
Overnight everything changed. The Dump-a-Trump went viral being featured all over the internet and even making an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel show. Orders came flooding in and we sold out of our initial inventory within a few weeks. We scrambled to keep up, working late nights, after our day jobs.
Three years later, Dump-a-Trump has made over 50,000 desks around the world great again! And with the success has come a flood of raving reviews and hilarious photos. It seems Dump-a-Trump’s gaping hole is also perfect for holding joints, serving as a launch pad for bottle rockets, or even a decorative centerpiece for the family meal.
Now we’re not gonna lie, not everyone has loved the idea of ramming a pen up the @$$ of the commander in chief. To date, we’ve also received hundreds of pieces of hate mail. These letters always give us a good chuckle and make for great bathroom reading material.
As the hate mail flooded in, we noticed a trend. Many Americans who loved Trump felt they had no place to put their pens. We kept hearing the same sad tune, “Where’s the Obama one? I bet you liberal f**ks don’t have the balls to make one.”
Ahh shucks Mr. MAGA man, you make a good point. Starting April of 2019 we released an Obama version of our beloved pen holder. Looking forward, we are committed to playing all sides of the political field and reminding every American that it’s ALL JUST A BIG JOKE.
As Honest Abe once said,
“I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all.”
~Matt & Scott