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These Pride-Themed MAGA Shirts Are Giving Me Hives

Rainbow WordArt, eat your heart out.

Donald Trump, American president and human bin fire, has spent a lot of his time in the hot seat winding back rights for LGBTIQ+ Americans. I’m guessing he assumes he’s totally forgiven though, because he’s just put out a line of pride themed MAGA shirts.

Since being elected, the Trump administration has made life harder for LGBTIQ+ people to get healthcare, education, and military roles. It looks like there might be legislation letting people fire employees for being gay or trans coming very very soon. It’s pretty clear that if you’re not straight and cis, then the Government is not a fan.

What they are a fan of though, is people’s money.

Behold: the official Make America Great Again Pride Tee. According to the website, you can “show your support for the LGBT community and the 45th President with this exclusive Make America Great Again Pride T-Shirt.” 

Credit: Trump Make America Great Again Committee.

It’s going for $25 US dollars, or about $36 Australian. They seem very proud of it even though it looks like the sort of graphic design that my 8 year old self would have done while working on a PowerPoint about what I did during the school holidays. It’s not quite rainbow WordArt, but it’s damn close. 

It’s the second time this year that LGBTIQ+ Trump mech has hit the market. They released another shirt for Pride month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots back in June, and it went down with people like a lead balloon. I must admit the graphic design was only slightly better, but that’s all it had going for it.

After they were yelled at the first time I’m not sure why they’ve given it another crack, but that’s probably the least perplexing thing about this Government. Two MAGA themed Pride shirts in a year? Why not. It’s not like this year has been full of bad products anyway.

We all know how shameless Donald Trump and his cronies are, but this is a pretty bold move. I would absolutely love to see the amount of sales they make on this, cause I’m not guessing it will be many.

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North Korea's Secret 'Christmas Gift' For The US Sounds Ominous AF

It's probably not going to be socks.

There are people who are really good at giving Christmas presents, and then there are people who are just really bad at it. I’ve never personally received a gift from North Korea, but I’m going to take a crack at guessing and put them in the pile of people you never want to get a gift from. Unfortunately for Donald Trump, he’s found himself on their Christmas list.

Remember the meetings Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump have had to talk about not blowing the world up? Yeah good times. There was meant to be another one before the end of the year, but we’re in to December and we still don’t have any movement on that particular front.

The North Korean deputy foreign minister, Ri Thae Song, has put out a statement accusing the USA of dragging talks out to “use it in favour of the political situation and election in the U.S.” which may not be an entirely whack theory tbh. I mean, we’ve heard way worse.

Where shit gets scary is the next part of the statement. 

“Drawing nearer is the year-end time limit the DPRK [North Korea] set for the U.S.”

“What is left to be done now is the U.S. option and it is entirely up to the U.S. what Christmas gift it will select to get.”

Oh no

I know what you’re thinking, because it’s what basically everyone is thinking: nukes. And you would probably be right. North Korea have referred to their missiles as “gifts” before, particularly 4th of July gifts destined for America. So that’s great.

Although to be fair, this statement was made on the same day that a bunch of new pictures of Kim Jong Un riding horses majestically through the snow were released, so maybe it’s a cute signed photo? Maybe?

These holidays, if you’re disappointed with the new socks your mum got you, take heart. It could be worse: you could be getting an entire goddamn nuke from North Korea for Christmas.

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