When it comes to Election 2016, the entire mess will go down as one ridiculous media event after another. There’s a few highlights featuring Hillary Clinton, but most circle around Donald Trump’s campaign like flies at a landfill. Wednesday night was no exception during Trump’s “major” speech in Arizona following his meeting with the president of Mexico earlier in the day. The speech itself turned out to be more of the same from the former Apprenctice host’s campaign, but the opening segment featured something that caught the eye of many on the internet:
Rudy Giuliani & Sen. Jeff Sessions wear “Make Mexico Great Again Also” hat prior to Trump #immigration speech.pic.twitter.com/mzvFqiR3zt
It might not look like it’s much different than any other Trump hat you can current buy on the campaign’s web site, including one in a fine camoflauge pattern, but a closer look shows that it is much different. The slogan on this particular hat says “Make Mexico Great Again Also” and was worn by Trump supporters Rudy Giuliani and Senator Jeff Sessions.
Giuliani is wearing a “Make Mexico Great Again Also” hat right now introing Trump.pic.twitter.com/t2phdhV1aj
Most of the reactions to the hat seemed to indicate confusion and bewilderment, which is odd coming from a campaign that seems to have no limits. Molly Ball from The Atlantic summed this up nicely online, alsio pointing out that she likely predicted this a year ago — not so special given how the campaign caught its spark gliding down that golden escalator:
Wait is Rudy Giuliani actually wearing a hat that says MAKE MEXICO GREAT AGAIN ALSO?!
Jeff Sessions wore it too! This is beyond amazingpic.twitter.com/nIngOji4c8
Just as I predicted a year ago, this election has come down to Rudy Giuliani in a Make Mexico Great Again Also hat.
The rest of the folks online followed suit, showing a mix of confusion, shock, and general outrage. There’s a few shoutouts to our neighbors to the north, strangely absent from all of Trump’s discussion about strenghtening borders:
TRUMP: put the hat on dummy GIULIANI: I AINT PUTTIN ON THE HAT! TRUMP:put the hat on & u get ur happy pill GIULIANI:pic.twitter.com/twWVEd9OgA
Jesus, Rudy Giuliani is wearing a “Make Mexico Great Again Also” hat. WTF is going on in this world?
Bipartisan opinion: “Make Mexico Great Again Also” is the worst slogan in the history of slogans.
“DON’T FORGET . . . WORDS!!! I HAVE THE BEST WORDS!!!” Make Mexico Great Again . . . Also. This speech brings much needed levity to my day.
You know shit is crazy when you log into Twitter & see”Make Mexico Great Again Also” hats that look like a @darth election joke but are real
I’m a dying with laughter at the idea that people came together and decided to put “Make Mexico Great Again Also” on a hat. Oh man #Election
Make Mexico Great Again Also Haha Don’t Actually Put That Just Put Something Nice About Mexicans on the Hat
Rudy Giuliani’s Make Mexico Great Again Also hat is his All Work And No Play Make Jack A Dull Boy moment and we are all Shelley Duvall
can we go back to the make mexico great again also hats
Need a Make Mexico Great Again Also hat for Spring Break and I need it yesterday.
if you rearrange the letters in ‘make mexico great again also’ they spell ‘DEATH! DEATH! THE HUMAN SKULL LOVES DEATH! 9/11! 9/11!’
For some reason Make Mexico Great Again Also reminds me of the half-assedness of this:pic.twitter.com/QSwWC4dCE7
24 Hours of Trump: Make America Great Again Make Mexico Great Again Also Make Vetting Extreme Again Make Deportation Great Again [Repeat]
MAKE MEXICO GREAT AGAIN ALSO how is this real life THAT IS AN SNL SKIT
Being on a train with a thousand drunk Mets fans seeing Giuliani’s Make Mexico Great Again Also hat is an experience I will treasure forever
To all you Make Mexico Great Again Also haters out there, I say “Make Milky Way Great Again”.pic.twitter.com/OTjiChXr8V
Why didn’t we put that wall up, while Donald Trump was still in Mexico? #MissedOpportunities Make Mexico Great Again Also
More WTFs coming from Dems over Make Mexico Great Again Alsopic.twitter.com/smKmRc7W8U
“Make Mexico Great Again Also” reminds me of Metalocalypse’s attempts at English.
I’m seeing “Make Mexico Great Again Also” trending. Even for Trump, going back in time and stopping colonialization is a ridiculous idea
Maybe Trump’s campaign now is an Apprentice challenge where Team Bannon and Team Conway take turns running him, and later he fires one.
The hat is not for sale on the site yet, but you can expect it to join the slate of other fine Trump products available soon enough.