The Trump marketing campaign introduced it will likely be making a gift of its one millionth Make America Nice Once more hat, which has already been signed by President Donald Trump and might be personally given by him to the winner.
“We’re on the verge of promoting our millionth hat,” Trump marketing campaign nationwide press secretary Kayleigh McEnany instructed Fox Information throughout a latest go to to the marketing campaign places of work in Northern Virginia.
“In a fundraising electronic mail to supporters Tuesday, the marketing campaign stated anybody who contributed to the marketing campaign that day could be mechanically entered within the contest to win the hat,” Fox reported. “The president, the marketing campaign stated, signed the hat at his desk within the White Home and plans to current it to the winner at an upcoming rally.”
The e-mail promised not solely hand-delivery of the hat, however an image with the 45th president.
“Your signed pink MAGA hat might be personally hand-delivered to you by President Trump himself at a Trump Rally,” the e-mail stated. “You’ll additionally get to take an image with him!”
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One in all my favourite issues in regards to the @TeamTrump rallies are interacting with the wonderful patriots who fueled this historic motion in assist of President @realDonaldTrump!
Thanks for capturing the moments @dougcoulter1!! pic.twitter.com/vQ8GA1H1py
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) Might 14, 2019
McEnany famous the a million determine solely contains official hats bought by the marketing campaign since Trump first introduced he was working for president in 2015.
“There’s hundreds of thousands extra in the event you depend the fraudulent ones that aren’t official merchandise,” McEnany stated.
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Los Angeles-based author Joel Stein lately carried out an experiment to see what would occur if he wore a MAGA hat into one of many metropolis’s most liberal eating places, Café Gratitude, positioned a couple of blocks from the Paramount Photos studio lot.
He recounted in a bit for Los Angeles Journal he was shocked by the dearth of response he obtained in what he describes as a “vegan hipster restaurant.”
“It is a place so liberal it has a Chief Inspiration Officer and helps regenerative agriculture. For a short time, it bought a pink hat that stated ‘Make American Grateful Once more.’ Then prospects demanded the restaurant cease, as a result of it was taking the evil of Trump too flippantly,” in line with Stein.
He wrote that he didn’t wish to give $25 to Trump’s re-election marketing campaign so he bought a knockoff Chinese language-made one for $eight on Amazon.
“The hate is so sturdy in me that I believed it was extra moral to assist the Chinese language authorities than Trump,” the author defined.
Stein tried on the hat for the primary time in his automotive after parking close to Café Gratitude, checking himself out in his rearview mirror.
“I seemed smug. I seemed imply. I seemed like somebody I wished to punch,” he recalled.
To the creator’s shock, when he entered the restaurant sat down, the wait employees handled him courteously and as he seemed round along with his hat nonetheless on, nobody gave him a unclean look.
Stein loved his lunch with out incident.
He wrote: “Earlier than I left, I requested the black waiter, Darick Thomas, how he felt about my hat. ‘I don’t care. In any respect. Actually. In any respect! I take a look at a hat and that doesn’t inform me who the individual is,’” he stated. “‘I’m not in opposition to Trump. He says some sensible issues; he says some dumb issues.’”
One other server, “a double-earring-ed Mexican” named Jose Reyes instructed Stein, “I used to be uncomfortable, however I wasn’t going to say something.”
“Typically the easiest way to defeat the enemy is to present a smile and possibly a hand,” he added.
The restaurant employees instructed him there was one common buyer on the takeout counter, who noticed him and requested, “Is that man sporting a f–king MAGA hat?”
Stein’s journey to Café Gratitude adopted a go to to a Texas county that had the best proportion of Trump voters within the nation in 2016, as a part of his analysis for a e book about political tribalism.
For the week, he was there he didn’t pay for a single meal, partly “as a result of the individuals had been so good that they fed me of their properties or paid the server earlier than our verify arrived.”
Regardless of his constructive Texas expertise, Stein’s shocking conclusion after his LA restaurant experiment was: “The far proper has grow to be so normalized that nobody stated something to a man in a MAGA hat at Café Gratitude. I Am Not Certain How Nice That Is.”
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