President Donald Trump is facing a new round of intense outrage after yet another racist stunt.
Americans were shocked this week to see KKK paraphernalia on display inside Trump tower in New York. In a photo posted online, we can clearly see a KKK-branded hood at a newsstand appearing to be in New York City.
A New York-based journalist visited the newsstand and confirmed that there were Trump-themed “white hoods” for sale, at least for one day (via Twitter):
— Jake Offenhartz (@jangelooff) August 29, 2017
The news of the KKK garbage at the Trump business quickly made it’s way around the internet. The Trump team was caught totally off-guard.
American consumers are doing a double-take as Klu Klux Klan hoods and urine-proof bed sheets went up for sale at Trump Tower’s gift shop this week.
The hideously offensive merchandise includes a KKK robe and hood, packages of liquid-proof rubber sheets, a Russian “Trump” flag, and a postcard featuring Putin as the 45th President of the United States, among other things.
The investigative news outlet Gothamist checked to see if the items were still available on Tuesday, and found them to be still on sale.
Since then, we learned that the KKK items were placed in Trump tower by street artists who were trying to make a point of criticizing Trump. It definitely worked!
Shoppers looking for MAGA hats at Trump Tower this week may have encountered a Ku Klux Klan hood or a photo of President Putin, and asked themselves whether what they were seeing was real merchandise.
On Monday afternoon, two NYC-based artists secretly slipped some items inside the merchandising outpost of the Trump Tower’s lower lobby. Among them: A Trump-emblazoned KKK hood “for fine people,” sealed packages of pee-proof rubber sheets, and a Russian flag. In the front of the store, a postcard display featured the 45th President of the United States, Vladimir Putin, along with cards paying tribute to First Lady Ivanka Trump, and the flap of flesh near the president’s throat area, known as a Wattle.