In a cold twist of irony, the company that produced the “Make Donald Drumpf Again” red hats that were a parody on Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan is filing for bankruptcy protection.
If you read social media or any comments on articles related to Donald Trump during this election, you probably came across someone referring to him as “Drumpf”, usually a troll attempting to derail a conversation between legitimate Trump fans.
In case you are unaware, back in February of this year, the host of Last Week Tonight John Oliver launched into a lengthy segment about Donald Trump, which ended with ended with Oliver using Trump’s ancestral surname, “Drumpf.” Apparently liberals got a big kick out of making fun of someone’s ancestral name from generations ago, which is odd because they criticized Trump for “bullying”, yet they are glorifying the very same behavior here.
John Oliver even sported a parody of Trump’s iconic red “Make America Great Again” hats with “Make Donald Drumpf Again” printed on it instead.
Probably not so funny now that Trump has been elected President of the United States I would imagine.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the company responsible for manufacturing these hates, Unionwear, has been forced to file for bankruptcy protection. The company’s 151 workers are represented by a union, which I can’t say I’m surprised, and said their reason for filing for bankruptcy is because “the pension fund had reached critical status, meaning it lacks enough assets to meet at least 65 percent of future obligations.”
The owner of the Unionwear told The Huffington Post on Friday that:
“Our union pension fund really has nothing to do with our business,” he said, “but we were affected by it.”
The company plans to reorganize and sell itself sometime in the next 60 days. Cahn said he has a buyer lined up who plans to honor the union but negotiate a new contract.
Unionwear has been in the political hat-making business since 2000. The company made every hat for the campaigns of President Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain. During this election cycle, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Jeb Bush contracted Unionwear to make their campaign caps, too.
The shear irony of Donald Trump coming out the winner in the election when no one thought he could, and only a short time after his victory a company who produces apparel is going out of business, caused an understandable celebration on Twitter.
There are consequences if you try to stump the Trump. This guy learned the hard way https://t.co/aLTmczgJPH
— Başkan (@OttomanZealot) November 18, 2016
Apparently you can’t turn much of a profit on smug, self-satisfied snarky liberalismhttps://t.co/CpwTQ7MGok
— gab: @Borzoi (@BorzoiKosh) November 18, 2016
Starting to get tired of winning so much… NOT! hehe https://t.co/BRXBoGLZbp
— The Right Remarks (@TheRightRemarks) November 18, 2016
I guess Donald TRUMP got the last laugh…again.
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