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    Lauren Boebert admits the shiny gold Trump sneakers she wore after her Colorado primary win were ‘very China’ counterfeits

    “If I could’ve bought the OGs, I would have,” Rep. Lauren Boebert said of the counterfeit pair of Trump sneakers she was sporting at her election watch party on Tuesday.

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    Lauren Boebert was seen sporting a pair of Trump sneakers at her election watch party last week.But the Colorado Republican said the flamboyant footwear she wore wasn’t the real deal.”These are very China, but I’m okay with that,” Boebert told Westword.

    Rep. Lauren Boebert may be an ardent supporter of former President Donald Trump but even she couldn’t get her hands on some of Trump’s campaign merchandise.

    The Colorado Republican was seen sporting a pair of golden Trump sneakers at an election watch party on Tuesday. Boebert, who switched from Colorado’s 3rd congressional District to the 4th congressional District, won the GOP primary for the constituency.

    But the flamboyant footwear she was wearing wasn’t even the real deal, Boebert said.

    “These are very China, but I’m okay with that. If I could’ve bought the OGs, I would have,” Boebert told the Denver-based media outlet Westword on Tuesday.

    Boebert said she spoke to Trump after clinching her win.

    “He congratulated me, he loves me and thanks me for a good win,” Boebert told Westword.

    Trump launched the high-top sneakers in February at this year’s “Sneaker Con” in Philadelphia and was met with both boos and cheers from the audience. The shoes, which were launched with a limited run of 1000 pairs, are indeed sold out, per the product listing.

    BI identified an online seller in southern China that was hawking “Never Surrender Trump male sneakers” on Taobao, a Chinese online shopping platform.

    The knockoffs retail for $24.50 and are far cheaper than the originals, which sell for $399. It is unclear if Boebert had bought her pair from this seller.

    BI identified a seller on Taobao, China’s largest online shopping site, hawking Trump sneakers. The knockoffs are priced at $24.50, which is way cheaper than the originals, which sell for $399.

    Taobao

    The GOP congresswoman has been a staunch supporter of Trump. In fact, Boebert even skipped a day in Congress to support Trump at his hush-money trial in May but was reportedly absent at her own son’s court appearances.

    Boebert’s 18-year-old son, Tyler, was arrested by the Rifle Police Department in February after a “string of vehicle trespass and property thefts” in Rifle, Colorado.

    To be sure, Boebert probably isn’t the only Trump supporter who had trouble snagging some of his merchandise.

    The former president has endorsed a wide range of products — like bibles and fragrances like “Victory Cologne” and “Victory Perfume.”

    Trump also has a hefty war chest. In May, the Trump campaign raised $141 million in donations alongside the Republican National Committee.

    Representatives for Boebert and Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment from BI sent outside regular business hours.

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