BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — During Wednesday’s speech at the Democratic Nation Convention, President Barack Obama delivered what many considered a powerful speech. “And then there’s Donald Trump,” said President Obama during his speech, which was met by boos by the crowd.
He responded, “don’t boo, vote,” challenging those at the DNC to turn their jeers into action at the polls in November.
That one-liner pushed one local business owner, Quentin Carter, to capitalize on the president’s popular phrase from his speech by making a t-shirt and it’s already been selling well.
The design of the shirt bares the American flag with the phrase “Don’t Boo, vote,” below it.
When President Barack Obama uttered those words during his speech, Facebook and Twitter users around the country and the world posted statuses saying the one-liner.
Carter said this is more than a business opportunity, this is a bi-partisan message.
“I mean when the president made that statement, ‘don’t boo, vote,’ that actually resignates with both parties, it’s one of those things you have Republicans booing Democrats, and Democrats booing Republicans,” said Carter who owns an online business, Better Apparel.
“You can just stop booing and vote, so it’s just that simple, I mean me being an African-American male, it’s important to me because people fought and died for my right to vote.”
The t-shirts went on sale Thursday and over 100 have already been sold.