Analysis: Trump dials up culture wars in divisive play for 2020 votes

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George W. Bush had “freedom fries,” Sarah Palin had the “Big Gulp” and Dan Quayle had the Hollywood portrayal of an unwed single mother named Murphy Brown.For President Donald Trump, it's paper straws - the latest addition to an ever-growing list of cultural flash points his campaign is seeking to highlight as part of a base-focused reelection effort.As cities and coffee chains across the country have adopted policies aimed at limiting environmental damage, the president's campaign has targeted what it calls "liberal paper straws." It's selling a Trump-branded plastic version as a fundraising tool.Pointing to the "runaway success" of the straws - which have earned the campaign more than $670,000 in a month - communications director Tim Murtaugh said...

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Analysis: Trump dials up culture wars in divisive play for 2020 votes

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