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Trump Christmas Ornament Raises Eyebrows

  • Michael Bowman

A screenshot of Trump's Red Cap Collectible Ornament, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. (Courtesy photo)

A screenshot of Trump's Red Cap Collectible Ornament, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. (Courtesy photo)

Donald Trump won’t be sworn in as president until January, but those reveling in his victory and eager to be reminded of it throughout the holiday season can buy a Christmas tree ornament bearing his famous campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.”

Made in the shape of a miniature red hat like the one Trump wore at numerous rallies, the ornament is advertised as brass with gold trim and sells for $149. Purchases constitute non-refundable contributions to a Trump fundraising committee, as well as the Republican National Committee.

Like Trump himself, the ornament has sparked widely divergent reactions. The reviews section on retailer Amazon.com instantly became a forum for people to register their feelings about the president-elect, his policies and persona.

“Every time I try to hang it on the branch, it yells 'WRONG!' No matter which branch I try, it's 'WRONG!'” a reviewer wrote.

“I woke up and there was a wall around my tree,” another wrote.

“Millions of Americans and I ordered the 'Stronger Together' ornament. Imagine our disappointment when this is what we got,” another wrote.

“Let's make America great again ornament has liberals in the corner sucking their thumbs holding onto a blankie. My ornament is proudly displayed on my Christmas tree where we say, God Bless America and Merry Christmas,” said another reviewer.

“This is a great ornament! So excited to ring in a new year with Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence at the helm! God bless America,” a reviewer posted.

“Unfortunately this has turned out to be as disappointingly and frustratingly repugnant as the BREXIT ornament,” another posted.

Advertising for the ornament proclaims “It is sure to make any tree stand out” and “President-elect Trump loves Christmas and makes a point of proudly saying ‘Merry Christmas’ every chance he gets.”

The ornament's country of origin is not listed, but many speculated it is manufactured in China, which produces most holiday decorations sold in the United States.

“Of course, like most things bearing the Trump name, this was mass produced in China,” a reviewer posted.

The ornament had sold out on Amazon as of early Thursday.

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