Charlie Kirk’s youth organization Turning Point USA (TPUSA) took heat on Twitter over having one of their sponsors, Bang Energy’s “Bang Girls” fire cash out of a cannon to high school and college-aged attendees on Sunday afternoon at their 2020 “Student Action Summit.”
“Folks, we are trying to get that thing [money cannon] rolling,” Bang Energy CEO Jack Owoc stated before cash began to fly on Sunday. "Let's go, put some money in there, and let's go!"
Over a 25-minute presentation from the CEO, TPUSA's attendees were continually blasted with cash and hit with constant advertisements from the energy drink company.
Notably, following the clip being posted, conservatives online began to speak out against TPUSA.
There was also criticism from others on Twitter who correctly pointed out that the annual TPUSA conference—which was centered on fighting socialism—was giving out free cash.
The free cash handouts took place on Sunday, the second day of the 2020 youth conference in West Palm Beach, Florida. On the first day of the conference, attendees were locked out of the convention center due to coronavirus restrictions.
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