KKK hoods and Russian flags spotted in Trump Tower gift shop
This weekend, Trump Tower’s gift shop featured a few strange items, including KKK hoods and postcards of Vladimir Putin.
Two New York artists slipped into the tower on Monday to put in the items. The false merchandise in the store off of the lobby include the likes of a Trump brand KKK hood “for fine people,” sealed packages of pee-proof rubber sheets, and a Russian flag. Postcards at the front of the store featured the 45th President of the United States, Vladimir Putin, as well as First Lady Ivanka Trump.
“We thought the tourists coming in to buy some stuff, especially people from other countries, should get the whole story of who the president is, because the items in the Trump store don’t accurately reflect the person,” one of the artists told Gothamist.
However, there is the possibility that the pure satire might be lost on a presidency riddled with absurdities.
“My partner was in the back putting in some of the items and he said to someone, ‘Oh did you see this?’ and they didn’t even bat an eye,” the artist said.
“Every time you think you’re going to get Trump on something, he outdoes the parody,” explained the artist. “He hasn’t started selling white hoods yet, but after that batsh** speech he gave two floors up — well if there’s enough money to be made, he’d probably start.”
— Jake Offenhartz (@jangelooff) August 29, 2017