US Election 2020: The most bizarre merchandise you can buy

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Official campaign merchandise can be a big deal for presidential candidates.

It’s a good revenue generator, and it’s also a great way to build a brand – particularly when items are popular and get a lot of traction on social media.

But of course, not all merchandise is official. Some of the weirdest merch is definitely not endorsed by the candidates themselves.

Here’s a look at some of the strangest stuff out there this year...

Joe Biden giving a speech (left) and Donald Trump  giving a speech (right)
You can pick up some peculiar offical and unofficial merchandise for both Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. Source: Getty Images

Truth Over Flies fly swatter

Perhaps one of the cleverest (official) merchandise items this election is the Truth Over Flies swatter.

Released by the Biden campaign within hours of Kamala Harris and Mike Pence’s debate, where Mike Pence spent several minutes with a fly sitting on his head, it’s a play on the campaign’s ‘Truth Over Lies’ slogan.

The opportunistic swatter has also been financially lucrative for the Biden campaign, after reportedly selling 35,000 swatters at $10 a pop – all money in the campaign trail pocket.

They’re sold out for the moment – but if you’re desperate for one, you can keep trying your luck on Biden’s official campaign shop.

Truth Over Flies fly swatter from Joe Biden's campaign
It proved to be a particularly popular item. Source: Biden campaign

Donald Trump aftershave

Anyone want a splash of Success by Trump?

Apparently, this unendorsed fragrance with the current president’s name attached to it, smells like “freedom with a subtle hint of liberal tears.”

Whether it’s meant to attract women or scare them away is anyone’s guess.

Bottle of Trump cologne
The unendorsed 'Success' by Trump apparently smells like "freedom". Source: Amazon

Joe Biden scented candle

If you ever wanted to know what Joe Biden smells like, apparently it’s similar to orange Gatorade – neatly packaged up in this candle.

Listed on Etsy as being the perfect present for a liberal mum, a democrat, or Barack Obama, the candle is described as being “as white as Biden’s smile and as warm as his heart (only when lit).”

Donald Trump’s border wall

“Humpty Dumpty President Trumpty sits on a wall, Humpty Dumpty President Trumpty had a great fall.”

This Jenga-style Trump Presidential Wall Game involves trying to keep the US president at the top of the wall without knocking down the rest of the bricks – or not, depending on your political preference.

A Trump character sits atop a plastic wall made of little yellow bricks
The Trump Presidential Wall Game is a Jenga style game where you try not to knock Donald Trump off while removing bricks from the wall. Source: Amazon

‘I paid more in taxes than Donald Trump’ stickers

Let’s face it, who didn’t? The Biden official campaign has nailed it again with these stickers, allowing supporters to show off their tax-paying credentials.

No Meowlarkey cat collar

Joe Biden might have been slammed for his ‘No Malarkey’ slogan, but at least his merchandise team have been able to have some fun with it.

These official cat collars let your feline show its political allegiance.

If you have a dog, there are also Dogs for Biden collars available, playing nicely in to Biden’s recent ad, promoting himself as a dog lover – and outing Trump as the first president in more than 100 years not to have a dog in the White House.

Donald Trump tracksuit

Ever wanted to be plastered from head to toe in Trump’s face?

Now’s your chance. This all-over print tracksuit will certainly ensure you stand out from the crowd. Or make you a moving target.

Young Joe Biden singlet

There’s been a lot of flurry around what Joe Biden looked like as a young man, after the now 78-year old shared a photo of his 26-year old self in 2014, as a way to promote healthcare.

“For all the 26 year-olds → short sleeve button-downs are making a comeback, but health care has never gone out of style.

“Don't forget to #GetCovered,” he wrote.

Social media went wild over the shot, and now you can emblazon your chest with it in a muscle t-shirt.

Unofficial Donald Trump tracksuit (left)  and Young Joe Biden muscle t shirt (right)
You can get an unofficial Donald Trump tracksuit or a Young Joe Biden muscle tee. Source: Wish/ Biden Victory Fund

Trump toilet brush

Think Trump’s tenure deserves to be flushed?

Look no further than this Trump toilet brush – complete with comb over and outraged face.

Make Your Toilet Great Again.

Settle for Biden stickers

If you don’t want Trump to get another term, but you’re not a massive fan of Biden either, these Settle for Biden stickers are the perfect merch for you.

There’s nothing like a backhanded compliment.

Donald Trump toilet brush (left) 'Settle for Biden' sticker (right)
You can purchase a Donald Trump toilet brush or a 'Settle for Biden' sticker, if you favour something a bit more savage. Source" Wish/Settle for Biden

Donald Trump colouring book

Early on in the election campaign, Trump supporters received a text, encouraging them to buy this official colouring book.

“Pres Trump set aside a LIMITED EDITION TRUMP COLORING BOOK just for you, friend!” read the text.

“900 sold in 5 minutes! Don’t wait. Claim now!”

The book reportedly contains 16 artistic depictions of our great leader “and is perfect for both adults and youth!”

If you fancy something slightly more subversive, the (non-official) Trump Colouring Book features 50 pictures of Donald Trump, in varying superhero costumes, including one picture where he is playing chess with Putin.

It’s up to you what shade of orange you decide to colour him in. The possibilities are endless.

A man with two children reading the  Donald Trump-endorsed colouring book
A Donald Trump-endorsed colouring book strives to "Make Colouring Great again". Source: Donald Trump Store

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