Trump Campaign Misprints, Discontinues St. Patrick's Day Hats
To get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, the Trump-Pence campaign webstore was selling green, St. Patrick's Day-themed "Make America Great Again" hats with a shamrock on the back. The only problem: They printed a four-leaf clover instead of a shamrock.
Capture the luck of the Irish with this Make America Great Again Hat. While supplies last! BUY NOW: https://t.co/TbqIm56aoY #MAGA pic.twitter.com/PCZLl7HXdD
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) March 2, 2017
The internet was not forgiving:
Maybe @TeamTrump is trying to Make America 4-H Again? @Steve_mjt pic.twitter.com/Kxko97Loov
— Gina D. 😷 (@GNAdv) March 7, 2017
You might be thinking, "It's just one leaf, what's the difference?" Well, the three leaves of a shamrock represents the Holy Trinity in Catholicism. St. Patrick is typically depicted holding the shamrock, and it's used as a symbol for the Emerald Isle.
It looks like the Trump camp has discontinued the hats. The product disappeared from the campaign website, its page replaced by a 404 error.
As Time pointed out, this wasn't the first variation on the hat that the Trump campaign has issued. After the election, they had a style with a large "U.S.A" printed on the front and "45" on the side. So, it's not out of the realm of possibility that we'll see more themed "MAGA" hats in the future.
Brendan Menapace is the senior digital editor for Promo Marketing. While writing and editing stories come naturally to him, writing his own bio does not.