Saturday, March 11, 2017

Trump Business Fail - Again

St. Patrick’s Day will soon be upon us, and Team Trump would like you to know that for just $50 you can purchase a green “Make America Great Again” hat embroidered with a symbol that has nothing to do with St. Patrick’s Day.

The hats went on sale last week in advance of the holiday, celebrated on March 17, and had a four-leaf clover — instead of a three-leaf shamrock — stitched on the back. A four-leaf clover is not a symbol of Ireland. It is just a plant.

And an unlucky one in this case.
On Wednesday afternoon the hats disappeared from Mr. Trump’s online store.

Social media users, especially those in Ireland — where Mr. Trump is deeply unpopular — were quick to pounce, as was the news media there. The Irish Independent, a popular daily newspaper, described the four-leaf clover as “a sugary, oat piece that you’ll find in a box of Lucky Charms cereal” that “has nothing to do with St. Patrick’s Day or Ireland.”
They'll probably fare better with swastikas, a symbol they're probably more familiar with.

All was not lost, however. Hairy Baby Tees is capitalizing on the error.

And I don't know if this will make T-Rump feel better or worse:
The Obama campaign made the same mistake in 2012, producing a line of Irish-themed campaign swag covered in four-leaf clovers (it soon reversed course.)

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