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Trump-St Patrick's Day clover confusion

With St Patrick's Day fast approaching, can you tell your clovers apart?

US President Donald Trump's Irish spin on his signature "Make America Great Again" hat has caught the internet's attention... for sporting the wrong clover.

The Donald J Trump online shop is selling the "Official Make America Great Again Green Hat" ahead of St Patrick's Day on 17 March.



The description for the hat says it has an "embroidered four-leaf clover" on the back.

Many Twitter users were quick to point out that an Irish shamrock, used as a symbol for St Patrick's Day, is in fact a three-leaf clover.

A shamrock is a young sprig of clover and it is said that Saint Patrick used shamrocks to illustrate the Holy Trinity. As such, it has come to be associated with St Patrick's day.

Four-leaf clovers are said to bring good luck and are rarer in abundance.

A US-based marketing strategist called out the error by illustrating the difference between a shamrock and a four-leaf clover.

She added: "Don't mess it up, #marketing geeks, for #StPatricksDay."

One user said the mishap made the president "culturally clueless".

Another dubbed it a scandal, using the hashtag #shamrockgate.

Others were quick to point out another issue, pertaining to a GOP tweet promoting the hat: "Need a #MAGA hat for St. Patty's Day?"



This did not appear to sit well with many social media users, particularly the Irish.
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Dublin-based Game of Thrones actor Brian Fortune made his feelings clear:



"It's Paddy's not Patty's...Saint Patrick wasn't a burger #PaddyMeat," another user continued.

Another Dublin-based communications professional added: "St. Patty, great guy, used the four leaf clover to explain God as the father, son, holy spirit and America. Trust me, I know."
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If you are buying a 50$ baseball cap, it completely explains why you would vote for Trump.
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I think I'm more offended that the asshole wants $50 for a cheap, made-in-China bullshit hat.
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fightcitymayor wrote:
I think I'm more offended that the asshole wants $50 for a cheap, made-in-China bullshit hat.


I can't believe anyone setting up an online shop would neglect the damn dollar sign in front of the price.
 
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Shadrach wrote:
If you are buying a 50$ baseball cap, it completely explains why you would vote for Trump.


Have you SEEN what a high-end cap with a basketball logo goes for? And I dare say that a good portion of those buying them wouldn't be caught dead with a MAGA hat.

Or maybe they would, if the person who killed them thought they had a sense of humor. But that's a different story.
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GameCrossing wrote:
Shadrach wrote:
If you are buying a 50$ baseball cap, it completely explains why you would vote for Trump.


Have you SEEN what a high-end cap with a basketball logo goes for? And I dare say that a good portion of those buying them wouldn't be caught dead with a MAGA hat.

Or maybe they would, if the person who killed them thought they had a sense of humor. But that's a different story.


Hell, a football jersey from your top college teams is north of $100 these days.
 
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That's unfair.

Everybody knows the Democratic party gets the best design and social media interns.
 
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GameCrossing wrote:
Shadrach wrote:
If you are buying a 50$ baseball cap, it completely explains why you would vote for Trump.


Have you SEEN what a high-end cap with a basketball logo goes for?

25 bucks
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GameCrossing wrote:
Shadrach wrote:
If you are buying a 50$ baseball cap, it completely explains why you would vote for Trump.


Have you SEEN what a high-end cap with a basketball logo goes for? And I dare say that a good portion of those buying them wouldn't be caught dead with a MAGA hat.

Or maybe they would, if the person who killed them thought they had a sense of humor. But that's a different story.


http://www.mlbshop.com/San_Francisco_Giants_Caps/Mens_San_Fr...

$37.99, with free shipping.

That said, for the price of that ONE baseball cap, I could get TWO-officially approved- -fan designed- MLP t-shirts from We Love Fine. It's really no contest.
 
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Just wait as this upcoming May they'll make available: "Sinkfull of MAYO"! GET your Bull-Dyke Summer Wheatley 'pinata' then!

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Is it just me or does that shamrock of the back of the hat look like an asshole?
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hamzy wrote:
Is it just me or does that shamrock of the back of the hat look like an asshole?
* searches around for a series of mirrors to examine own asshole *
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fightcitymayor wrote:
hamzy wrote:
Is it just me or does that shamrock of the back of the hat look like an asshole?
* searches around for a series of mirrors to examine own asshole *


He didn't say "your" asshole. He said "an" asshole.

I point this out not to save you the effort of setting up a series of mirrors to inspect yours, but to absolve hamzy from the implication that he knows what your asshole looks like.
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hamzy wrote:
Is it just me or does that shamrock of the back of the hat look like an asshole?

It's assholes all the way down.
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GameCrossing wrote:
fightcitymayor wrote:
hamzy wrote:
Is it just me or does that shamrock of the back of the hat look like an asshole?
* searches around for a series of mirrors to examine own asshole *


He didn't say "your" asshole. He said "an" asshole.

I point this out not to save you the effort of setting up a series of mirrors to inspect yours, but to absolve hamzy from the implication that he knows what your asshole looks like.


Well, for some people their own asshole is the most accessible.

Might be an awkward question for a roommate.
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damiangerous wrote:
hamzy wrote:
Is it just me or does that shamrock of the back of the hat look like an asshole?

It's assholes all the way down.
This allows me to drag out the most RSP-appropriate old man quote ever: "Opinions are like assholes! Everyone's got one, and they all stink!"
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