With the occasional intentionally funny exception – like the obviously fake, over the top antics of Vermin Supreme – presidential campaigns have generally been serious matters. This kind of changed this year, as the surprisingly popular conservative, racist, and over-all xenophobic ideas of Donald Trump made it to the public ear. In of the billionaire’s latest antics, Donald Trump spends $450,000 on hats made by Latinos.
The campaign so far
As the deadline for the last donations of 2015 came and pass, the first 2016 voting day for the campaign for the White House began.
This season saw some interesting reveals related to most participants, but none as ridiculous as those related to Donald Trump.
First of all, the Federal Election Commission revealed that Jeb Bush’s donations dropped very sharply along with his poll numbers – from over $500,000 to less than $90,000 over the course of last three months of last year.
Secondly, Hillary Clinton got millions for her campaign from the billionaire George Soros after her super PAC spent $300 of her then-dwindling campaign funds on shredding.
But nobody made as many waves as Trump, which gave his own campaign a loan of $10.8 million, positive that he is going to win the elections.
And the fun didn’t stop there, as the billionaire revealed that he paid $326,699.85 on the red “Make America Great Again” hats, and that the final sum spent on the whole hat deal was of $450,000, part of his $940,000 fund for campaign memorabilia.
$326,699.85 spent on hats – or the definition of irony
Of course, you’d assume that the insane amounts of money spent on hats would be the high point of this story, but if you made it this far you’ve read the title, so you know there’s more coming.
The company that got tasked with making Trump’s campaign memorabilia hats was California-based Cali-Frame.
Receiving the order, the company had to hire 20 more employees in order to finish it on time, raising their number of available jobs.
And this is where the last piece sets into place, making this story so ironically brilliant – the majority of the company’s employees, somewhere around 80% of them, are Latino.
The company’s president had to address the workers, reminding them that they’re not political, and that they were there to work.
Of course, this amused the large percentage of Latino workers, some of them saying that can’t wait to see how the racist presidential candidate reacts when he finds out that his campaign hats were primarily made by the group he so profoundly antagonized.
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