Trump National Doral Miami owner and President-elect Donald Trump has turned into marketing gold in Russia.
Our spy in the former evil empire says cheap Trump memorabilia has started appearing in stores.
And then, there’s the expensive stuff.
The Moscow company Caviar has created a limited edition gold-plated iPhone7 Supremo Trump Changeover that comes in three models, with prices ranging from $3,059 for a 32G phone to $3,525 for 256G.
The Trump smartphone, which is part of the company’s hand-engraved Supremo collection dedicated to so-called great men, “is covered with gold and decorated with an engraved portrait of Trump and the emblem of the United States, as well as the campaign slogan: Make America Great Again,” according to the company’s website.
The gold-loving Trump would surely appreciate that aspect, but he might not like the fact the website calls him a millionaire.
Russian President Vladimir Putin also has been honored with several phones engraved in his image, including one meant to be a tribute to his actions in Syria and made out of Damascus steel.
So, why would Russians pay homage to Trump while his election has sparked protests in Miami and elsewhere?
It’s not only the fact that Trump wants to get cozier with Russia.
“They love Trump because of the businessman that he is,” said Mark Dougan, a Palm Beach County expat who now lives in Moscow. “Every boy growing up in Russia wants to be like Trump because he knows how to make money. He’s a star businessman, and this is a country that appreciates those who know how to turn a big profit.”