It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and this definitely hasn't gone unnoticed by Donald Trump. And what better time to jack up the prices of your merchandise? This week Trump's website (yup, the president has a website that sells Trump-themed merchandise) started selling a brand new Christmas-themed "Make America Great Again" hat, but there's one huge difference: they arbitrarily cost almost 50 percent more than the non-Christmas hats.
Trump released the new hat this week.
via: donaldjtrump.comThe Christmas version of the infamous MAGA hat is similar to the original — a baseball cap with the words “Make America Great Again" printed on the front. Here, though, the words are surrounded by colorful string lights and the back reads “Merry Christmas."
The caps cost $45 each.Which is pretty steep for a baseball hat. Those caps better be lined with some cashmere — or at least a really warm fleece.
The caps are also 20 dollars more expensive than the originals.
via: www.donaldjtrump.comThe regular MAGA hats sold on Trump’s website only cost $25 each. And again, the only difference between the two is the addition of lights and the words “Merry Christmas."
These holiday hats send a clear message.
via: ShutterstockWhile the words “Merry Christmas" themselves are innocuous enough, the intent behind the item is clear. Trump believes in the “War on Christmas:" the idea that some Americans are trying to erase the holiday by acknowledging that not everybody in this country, one founded on religious freedom, celebrates Christmas. So, as you as may have guessed, there definitely aren’t any “Happy Hanukkah" hats in Trump’s collection.
This isn’t the first time Trump’s sold a holiday hat.
via: donaldjtrump.comLast month, he released a series of Halloween hats, orange ones with jack-o-lanterns. Which honestly, from the front, are actually kind of cute?
But they had his campaign slogan — “Make America Great Again" — on the back.
via: donaldjtrump.comThey also cost $45 dollars each. Yeah, not as cute.
Are the models OK, though?
via: donaldjtrump.comWe’re slightly concerned for the models on his merchandise page, who look like they’re being held hostage and forced to pose wearing Trump gear. Blink once if you’re safe, models!
Ah, commercialism.The irony of Trump selling a Christmas hat almost a 50 percent increase in price from his regular hats is hard to ignore. While Trump argues that America is trying to "erase Christmas," the true message of of the holiday (you know, charity, inclusiveness, giving — basically all the things the Grinch learns at the end of the "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" that make his heart grow) seems to be less important to him than making money off Christmas.
Twitter isn’t going to let this one go.
The Trump campaign is selling $45 Christmas-themed MAGA hats. ....because nothing says "populism" like a $45 base… https://t.co/rZI1NfFexf— Caroline Orr Bueno, Ph.D (@Caroline Orr Bueno, Ph.D)1511219131.0