It’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who you think won this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.
My selection for this week is Newell Brands, the company that manufacturers the Sharpie.Sharpies are permanent makers that were made famous this week when Donald Trump used one to alter an official National Weather Service showing the projected path of Hurricane Dorian.
Trump had tweeted that Dorian was heading toward Alabama long after official NWS forecasts had shown it turning toward the north up the Atlantic coast and away from making landfall in Florida.But never wanting to be called out for having misspoken, Trump took a Sharpie and altered an outdated version of an official NWS map, which, by the way, is a federal crime, in order to “prove” that Alabama was in the path of the hurricane.This nonsense has generated what is now being referred to as “Sharpie-gate.” And yet a week after his insistence that Dorian was bound for Alabama, he’s still on a Twitter tear trying to defend his error. And he’s even gotten others in his administration to defend his error by saying it wasn’t an error and that he was right. He was not.
The Sharpie has now become a household word and sales of the markers are up. And to show just how shameless Donald Trump is, Trump’s reelection campaign has added a Trump-branded permanent marker to its web store, capitalizing on the Sharpie-gate drama.
And so I declare that Newell Brands and its Sharpie marker won the week.
And if you’re unfamiliar with a Sharpie, here are some hints on how best to use one.So tell us. Who do YOU think won the week?