Trump Fans Cheer Demise of ‘Make Donald Drumpf Again’ Hat Manufacturer

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By Masha Froliak | 10:08 pm, November 20, 2016

The company that produced the parody “Make Donald Drumpf Again” caps during the 2016 election has filed for bankruptcy protection—and some Trump fans are delighted.

The New Jersey-based company, Unionwear, has made hats for many presidential candidates, and this year was the main producer of logo hats for Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush and Bernie Sanders.

But the real boost in orders was reportedly from the red “Make Donald Drumpf Again” hats ― a gag inspired by an episode from comedian John Oliver’s HBO show “Last Week Tonight.”

In the episode, which already has over 30 million views, Oliver discovers that one of Trump’s ancestors had changed the name from “Drumpf” to Trump. The news unsurprisingly delighted many anti-Trump supporters and a hashtag #MakeDonaldTrumfAgain took off after the TV show.

In fact, Oliver’s segment was so popular that HBO even sold the parody baseball cap as well, with a tag price $15. The product was described as “a hat, specially designed to be worn on the head, as a reminder of the real Donald Drumpf.” It was reportedly sold out within a week due to “ludicrous demand.”

But now the factory that employs 151 workers is filing for the bankruptcy because “the pension fund had reached critical status, meaning it lacks enough assets to meet at least 65 percent of future obligations.”

And Trump fans do not feel sorry.

 

 

 

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