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When the Republican Presidential primaries began, I signed up to receive e-mails from Ted Cruz’s campaign and the RNC. I was excited by the strong candidate field and was actually considering donating to a campaign fund for the first time. I was very much engaged by the primary process, and I learned a lot.

I never bothered to unsubscribe once it was apparent that Mr. Trump was going to be the nominee. Perhaps I was just too lazy. I’m not sorry, though. One of the benefits of maintaining my GOP email feed subscription is that I get to delete emails from Messrs. Trump and Priebus on a daily basis. I must admit to taking a fair amount of satisfaction doing so. It reminds me of the “delete Barack Obama” from MS Windows meme that circulated around the Internet in 2009.  What can I say? I’m easily amused.

As it turns out, if I had unsubscribed to the RNC email feed I would have missed this: The Trump Make America Great Again Committee is now offering an autographed copy of The Art of the Deal with any campaign contribution of $184 or more.  It reminded me of the toy prizes one could find in a box of Kellogg’s breakfast cereals when I was a little kid. I couldn’t decide whether I should be insulted or not.  Either way, I’m still laughing.

I laugh because, when you get right down to it, that’s all Trump has to offer the American voter: The Art of the Deal. That’s it. Nothing else. I believe that Trump, knowing he’s got nothing else, is going to push that thing that made him a household name.

Maybe with three large donations we can get a totally awesome ray gun.