There is a rumor being spread around the Internet that Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign hats are made in China. While it would not be surprising for the man who rails against China taking away our manufacturing jobs to do such a thing, the rumor is false.
Donald Trump’s baseball caps are made in a plant in southern California. These official campaign hats sell for about $25. Ironically, the hats are made in a factory where about 80% of the workers are Latino. The owner has stated that 100% of his workforce’s immigration status is verified.
Of course there are Trump hat knockoffs that are indeed made in China. One of the key giveaways is price. The fake hats sell for much less than the authentic headgear. Some hats sell online for as little as $9.
Another telltale sign that your hat might not be authentic is the misspelling on some Chinese hats. One China factory put out a version of the hat that reads “Make America Grate Again.”
Many Trump opponents are buying the flawed hats because, in their view, that is exactly what Trump is doing to America – grating it. To “grate,” is to have an irritating or unpleasant effect. Throughout his presidential campaign, Trump’s statements have undoubtedly rubbed a vast majority of Americans in the wrong way.
News outlets are now reporting that the American Cheese Society – a non-profit organization that promotes cheeses, is scooping up the vast majority of the defective caps.
While any authentic Trump hat will not doubt become a collector’s item, the misspelled Chinese hat should fetch the highest prices in the future. So, try to get your hands on one of these prized hats before they go the way of Trump’s bid for the presidency … kaput.