Havasu for Trump

The business Havasu for Trump, which sells flags and other memorabilia online and from its McCulloch Boulevard location, says it created the flag carried by a protester at last week’s capitol riot.

A flag created in Lake Havasu City appeared amid the turmoil during last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The flag, which reads: “SoCal for Trump,” was captured in a photograph among the throngs of protesters at the Capitol last week. That photo was taken by Agence France-Presse photographer Saul Loeb, and has been republished online through news publications nationwide. According to Gianna Kraft, of Havasu For Trump, she instantly recognized her business’ handiwork.

“One of our custom designed flags was in a picture in the rotunda of the capitol of our nation,” Kraft wrote on HavasuForTrump.com. “We were shocked when we came across the photo of our ‘SoCal for Trump’ flag. After all, we only printed 50 of these flags, and only sold about half.”

HavasuForTrump has sold and designed merchandise online in support of the president since last July, with a physical storefront at 2093 McCulloch Boulevard. According to a Jan. 10 Facebook post by HavasuForTrump, Kraft has attempted to “get the word out” about the flag’s presence at last week’s incident. Kraft said her efforts were blocked by the social media platform.

“To see our ‘SoCal for Trump’ flag in our nation’s capitol building was a moment we could never be prepared for,” Kraft wrote on HavasuForTrump.com. “Here we are, just a little Trump store located in Lake Havasu City, and we just decided to design a few custom flags to sell in our shop.”

The storming of the U.S. Capitol Building has since been denounced by representatives on both sides of the aisle, and led to Trump’s second impeachment on Wednesday. Vice President Mike Pence called last week for suspected rioters to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, while House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy referred to the incident as “Un-American” in a Fox News interview. Kraft disagreed with that assessment this week on her company’s website.

“We never imagined that our election would be stolen, nor did we ever think there would be a huge protest in Washington D.C. fighting against the stolen election,” Kraft said. “We never imagined that we would be watching what was happening in our nation as Trump supporters stormed the capitol building … and then to see a patriot carrying our ‘SoCal for Trump’ flag just astonished us.”

Since last week’s riot, public officials have been outspoken in their criticism of the riot, which resulted in the deaths of four Donald Trump supporters and two Capitol Police officers. The U.S. Department of Justice has since opened investigations into more than 170 suspects involved in the incident.

“Here is a flag we designed, in our nation’s capitol, now being shared in many articles across the Internet saying we are terrorists,” Kraft posted. “We don’t care. We know the truth from (Jan. 6) in Washington D.C. We know that our patriots are fed up with all the lies and censorship in this election … we still have a few of our now-famous SoCal for Trump flags left in stock, and you too can own a piece of history.”

Kraft declined to speak with Today’s News-Herald reporters in person on Wednesday.

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simon1dog

HG has never been a Republican. Case closed.

1502

A couple years ago Havasu was know for its nice lake and winter visitors. Now Havasu is know for the support of a terrorist. Every time you see a trump flag it is a communist flag of a president that lies and did everything possible to turn a election around including the killing of police officers.

datorresmd1

Agree 100%

HavasuGuy

Will this business be changing it's name to 'Seditionists' for tRUMP' or 'People against Democracy' soon? Selling chinese crap in America. One good thing, you know they'll be going out of business soon...

RESIST

[beam]yep!! Those black SUV's will be rolling down McCulloch Blvd.

HavasuGuy

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HavasuTruth

A stolen election and a president who had to chest to win does not represent any democracy I would want to be part of...

Not to mention Biden married to communist China and pockets lined by communist China.... Good luck with democracy over the next 4 years....

BigBob

Facts are not your long suit are they?

A month before an alleged leak of files from Hunter Biden's laptop, a fake "intelligence" document about him went viral on the right-wing-loon internet, asserting an elaborate conspiracy involving former Vice President Joe Biden's son and business in China.

The document, a 64-page composition that was disseminated by close associates of Typhoid Donnie, is the work of a fake "intelligence firm" called Typhoon Investigations, according to researchers and public documents.

The author of the document, a self-identified Swiss security analyst named Martin Aspen, is a fabricated identity, according to analysis by disinformation researchers, who also concluded Aspen's profile picture was created with an artificial intelligence face generator. The intelligence firm that Aspen lists as his previous employer said no one by that name had ever worked for the company and that no one by that name lives in Switzerland, according to public records and social media searches.

One of the original posters of the POS, a blogger and professor named Christopher Balding, took credit for writing it when asked and said Aspen does not exist.

Cooldan

Correction: Madonna. Thanks Bob.

shutthefrontdoor

While you are on this miserable high for 'your' flag in the capital building invasion, how about a couple of more banners to add to your brand? I see you also sell distasteful merchandise with F bombs to our president elect Joe BIDEN. With that said here are two big ones for your store so you can elevate yourself among the dregs of society you currently cater to and you can blow your horn some more, i.e., Camp Auschwitz and 6MWE (6 Million Wasn't Enough) flags/banners. Real class, eh? and more feathers in the 'ol cap. Moron!

RESIST

[thumbup] trash! Havasu doesn't need this image!

HavasuGuy

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datorresmd1

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BoneSpurs McPantsLoad

Hmmm, I’m wondering if Ms. Kraft is also one of those evangelico xtians.

HavasuTruth

Why are all the people here making comments and peanut gallery comments are all the Liberals in Lake Havasu.....

HavasuGuy

Sorry to break it to you but some of us are former republican conservatives that don't go for fascism and traitors. I voted for him in 2016, it didn't take long to see he was unfit for office and I've stood against him ever since.

RESIST

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datorresmd1

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HavasuTruth

😂😂😂😂😂 you crack me up....

BigBob

An example of a low intellect is laughing at disasters.

HavasuGuy

BigBob, it can be an example of some type of mental defect too.

Cooldan

Does anyone remember the day before the election, businesses were boarded up just in case Trump won. If Trump would have won, does anyone think things would be peaceful? Does anyone remember Modona saying she wanted to blow up the White House as the crowd cheered after the 2016 election? I'm not condoning violence from last summer, 2016, or last week, just asking questions.

BigBob

Who is "Modona?"

HavasuGuy

Her words, not mine.

Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy referred to the incident as “Un-American” in a Fox News interview. Kraft (disagreed) with that assessment this week on her company’s website.

“We never imagined that our election would be (stolen), nor did we ever think there would be a huge protest in Washington D.C. (fighting against the stolen election),” Kraft said. “We never imagined that we would be watching what was happening in our nation as Trump supporters stormed the capitol building … and then to see a (patriot) carrying our ‘SoCal for Trump’ flag just astonished us.”

This local business owner supports the overthrow of our constitution and republic. I watched rioters beating police officers with tRUMP flags and American flags. Is this the same comany that produces those disgusting f**k Biden flags too?

I hope she isn't sell Back the Blue flags because at least one honorable police officer lost his life defending our Capitol.

Think about it, she puts profit before country...

HavasuTruth

Did you sit out in 120 degree heat raising $4400 for Police Memorial Fund and Back the Blue???? No.... Who says the owner supports the overthrow of the government? All your own personal spin thinking you know what someone thinks and feels... nice try you asshat.....

Obvious voter fraud - dems ignore - they put the police officer in the line of harm - When people need their message heard because the entire system is against the truth getting out.....

HavasuGuy

I watched with my own eyes tRUMP supporters using tRUMP flags and the American flag to beat OUR honorable police officers at OUR Capitol in Washington DC, you are deplorable if you are a part of this hateful crowd. I personally have donated much more money and time towards our police officers over the years than that and I don't need to brag about it in order to justify myself to make excuses for criminals fighting OUR law enforcement officers. Crawl back in your hole traitor.

RESIST

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HavasuTruth

Your eyes are blind

HavasuGuy

havasutruth? - my eyes are seeing all the comments against your disgusting flags on Facebook right now. I can see perfectly! Maybe you should have yours checked...

KlutzSquirt

I have an idea for a new flag they can design and sell--

"Biden-Harris 1984"

Those of us old enough assigned to read George Orwell's book while in high school will know exactly what that means. Design it to mimic the "Trump 2020" flags.

That book is no longer required reading in schools. Doesn't need to be. We're about to live it!

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Too old for this

You need to update that copy and paste remark, Bob. How about "Dumber than a box of Bidens"

1502

These people are traitors to the United States of America. Veterans fought for the American flag not a terrorists flag. The world is shocked by This terrorist behavior. America is in sad place. History and our grand kids will see this attack on our democracy as a black stain.

HavasuGuy

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HavasuTruth

Who are the traitors? Pelosi holding out stimulus checks for 8 months and filling a bill with pork for foreign countries instead of helping Americans....

BigBob

Answer! The traitors are conservative/fascist domestic terrorists who follow a maniacal, fascist, man-child who convinced them the "right" thing to do is march down Pennsylvania Ave (while he hides in his bunker) to our nation's capitol where they not only destroyed portions of our capitol building while killing five people and injuring dozens of others. Each of these idiots needs to be identified, arrested and indicted on numerous felony charges including murder.

I think I answered your question.

HavasuTruth

Sending billions of US tax dollars to help other countries.....

Mary McCord Robinson

If only 50 were made and only half sold it should be pretty easy to identify the scumbag carrying it.

HavasuTruth

I like how you assume this person with flag is a scumbag

BigBob

No assumption involved, simply a statement of fact. All conservative/fascist domestic terrorists are scumbags - period.

HavasuGuy

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HavasuTruth

And where are your facts?

HavasuGuy

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shutthefrontdoor

Wow! "Your" flag was used by this mob of rioters to invade the capital building of this United States of America causing death and destruction! Something you should be ashamed of and surely nothing to brag about! Come out of that closet you live in and open your eyes and get your mind right, COVID-45 is a loser, he lost the popular vote twice, he lost in the courts 60 times trying to overturn the vote, and don't look now!, he did lose the election! Stop desecrating the American flag with this corrupt Benedict Arnold who put himself before country, before his people, before his party, even before God. He is the first among our 45 presidents to be impeached twice, this time, for “incitement of insurrection.” More than well-deserved for a narcissistic, sociopathic madman who turned our country upside down for four chaotic years, much of it bad, coming on a daily basis and a flag of "your" creation was at this carnage of our capital building on a day of infamy, January 6th . . . . shame on you!

HavasuTruth

If you read the owners story they are not actually bragging but of course the paper twists the truth...

shutthefrontdoor

What do you think all those quotation marks are? They sure are bragging and spewing mistruths at the same time. Their flag, yes! their flag was in the capital building with the mob instigated by Hair Fuhrer and friends! Now that's something to be proud of and maybe one of those extremist groups will adopt that rag as their own and help sales. Time to boycott this trash!

BigBob

Actually they are bragging, otherwise they would have kept their mouths shut about selling this disgusting piece of trash.

BigBob

Had she not been bragging there would have been no story.

HavasuGuy

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HavasuGuy

She's is very proud of her company's involvement. Just read her comments.

datorresmd1

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alloveragain

Interesting, a proud Havasuvian creating a "SoCal" flag. Is there never enough Californication??? Not much to be proud of here, and the paper took a risk. As a conservative, not much to be proud of right now.

HavasuTruth

Yes trying to encourage Californians to stand up and stop living in fear....

BigBob

The only thing Californians, and the rest of us, live in fear of are conservative/fascist domestic terrorists trying to destroy our nation.

HavasuGuy

alloveragain, I agree, as a conservative I also do not see much to be proud about right now. But to be fair, I think most real conservatives feel the same way. What we are witnessing is the far-right fascist and vocal minority working from within the republican party, the same party that I used to belong to and defend - I don't and can't anymore.

It's time for both parties to fight against the extremists in their parties and work towards the middle for the good of the nation.

HavasuGuy

And we have Kraft or havasutruth on here proving that extremists are only interested in making money for themselves. Interesting that havasutruth is going to so much effort to protect their money stream from everyone else on here that is condemning it.

HavasuTruth

Weak conservatives that lay back spineless be nice do nothing ok with an election stolen

No gumption to fix things.... Yes that's a conservative these days... Something to be proud of...

BigBob

The inability to recognize facts - in this case that there was no voter fraud nor was the election "stolen" - is indicative of a weak-minded fool. Perfect fodder for the twice impeached fascist POS hiding in our White House to turn such fools into domestic terrorists.

HavasuGuy

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simon1dog

I'll make sure all my friends get flags there.

BigBob

I don't think the sale of three flags will do much for their bottom line.

HavasuTruth

That's what you think....

BigBob

OMG! If the sale of three flags is that vital to their bottom line they are in trouble!

HavasuTruth

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Jetskilhc

This is nothing to be proud of!!

chefcrsh

Indeed a savvy business person would want to keep this kind of news to the minimum. Their only appropriate response when it came to light would be to act shamed and embarrassed and to clearly and quickly set broad ideological distance between their business, product, and violent riots.

HavasuGuy

chercrsh - Well, she's not know for her business savvy, she's selling hate and it's a dirty job... But you're right, she didn't have to talk to the reporter - she wanted to.

datorresmd1

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HavasuTruth

Get your facts right - Owner did not speak with paper - LOL - Love how people make their own truth

HavasuGuy

So it was an expose? We need to get this story to the Phoenix stations, now!

datorresmd1

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HavasuTruth

The paper says owner is proud but what did the owner actually say in their story? Paper has it twisted....but typical...

HavasuGuy

See my comment above. I just cut and pasted what she said but I did put parentheses around her dog whistle words... Her words, not mine.

HavasuGuy

The owner really trumped herself with her remarks, she is proud.

HavasuTruth

Where does owner say PROUD??? Show us please....

HavasuTruth

The paper says owner says proud, but what does owner ACTUALLY say???? I love how people take the word of a crappy newspaper over what people actually say....

datorresmd1

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HavasuGuy

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RESIST

People brag about the most ridiculous things! Even things that could bring a visit from the FBI, when the thing being bragged about was used in the commission of a Federal crime! smh

HavasuTruth

Let the FBI visit.... And love how you assume owner is bragging...hahaha...

HavasuTruth

It's a flag not a baseball bat....lol....

HavasuGuy

I witnessed a lot of flags (maybe yours) being used as a baseball bat, you think that's funny? We have honorable police officers who were beaten with these flags (maybe yours) and you think that's funny? Do you sell Back the Blue flags too?

datorresmd1

Exactly, she should close that disgrace of a store. Hypocrite

HavasuTruth

Maybe "YOURS"....LOL....MAYBE....So you have proof - love how your throw out MAYBE.....Assumptions

HavasuTruth

Were you out raising almost $5000 for the National Police Officer fund on the hottest day in July when this entire country was turning against the police? No? But the owner of Havasu For Trump was.

How much money do you raise to help the police?

shutthefrontdoor

It's rag, representing words like insurgent, riotous, mutinous, anarchistic, revolutionary, and treasonable just as the name emblazoned on it and it belongs in the trash!

HavasuGuy

Please, we don't want to defile our trash with that crap, just burn them.

datorresmd1

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HavasuGuy

Yes, the cat is out of the bag now thanks to her. I'm sure that the FBI will be coming to check her sales records and to do a cursory background check on her. She's on a list now...

datorresmd1

Good

HavasuTruth

Ohhh she is going to get in trouble for making a flag.... Get real people.... You just want her to get in trouble because you're so filled with hate

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