Trump Fans’ Bus Loaded With MAGA Merchandise Crashes in New York City

Trump Fans’ Bus Loaded With MAGA Merchandise Crashes in New York City
The remains of a bus owned by a couple that sold pro-Donald Trump merchandise is towed in the Staten Island borough of New York, after it crashed into several street signs and utility poles, on June 2, 2024. (Steve White/Staten Island Advance via AP)
The Associated Press
6/4/2024
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6/4/2024
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NEW YORK—A man and woman who sold pro-Donald Trump merchandise out of a bus covered with pro-Trump flags and posters are homeless after the vehicle crashed into several street signs and utility poles in New York City.

The fire department said the crash happened around noon on Sunday on Staten Island.

Donna Eiden, who had been living in the bus with her husband, Rocky Granata, and their cat, Missy, told the Staten Island Advance that she was sleeping inside the parked vehicle when when it began to roll along Hylan Boulevard, crashing into signs and poles in its path.

Photos of the crash’s aftermath show the side of the bus ripped to shreds and Trump signs scattered about.

“That’s our life, we live in it; we travel in it. I have my daughter’s ashes in it,” Ms. Eiden told the Advance. “It’s our business. It’s our life.”

Ms. Eiden had to be extracted from the wrecked vehicle, firefighters said. She did not require medical treatment.

The bus had been a frequent presence at Trump rallies around the country before it crashed.

Rocky Granata sits in the doorway of his bus in New York on May 24, 2024. (Karen Matthews/AP Photo)
Rocky Granata sits in the doorway of his bus in New York on May 24, 2024. (Karen Matthews/AP Photo)