Hillary Clinton Made Trump's Iconic Hats Great Again
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has a long history of peddling conspiracy theories: Climate change is a hoax, vaccines cause autism, President Barack Obama is a Muslim and was not born in the United States, the presidential election is rigged ― the list goes on.
Now, thanks to Democrat Hillary Clinton, Trump and his most strident supporters can be better protected from their own paranoia.
In a post to Twitter Monday evening, Clinton introduced the “Trump Tin Foil Hat” ― a “stylish update” to his famous “Make America Great Again” caps.
The Twitter post links to Clinton’s website, where her campaign provides a step-by-step guide to making your own conspiracy headwear.
“Donald Trump is a man on a mission: he’ll get to the bottom of any theory, no matter how far-out it may seem,” the cutout reads. “This morning, he claimed pollsters are manipulating the polls to show him losing.”
The instructions list several other bogus conspiracies championed by Trump ― that Clinton and Obama founded ISIS, that Sen. Ted Cruz’s father played a role in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and that thousands in New Jersey celebrated the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
“In fact, if we elected Donald Trump,” the cutout reads, “we could have a president dedicated to the truth: where is Elvis? Where did we film the moon landing?”
The new caps, the Clinton campaign added, will ensure Trump can “continue his quest for knowledge without any … intrusion.”
The tin-foil hat that has come to symbolize paranoia and belief in conspiracy theories originated in a 1927 science-fiction novel that suggested foil would block mind control, according to a 2013 article in Business Insider. It doesn’t work, a 2005 MIT study found.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.
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