Critics are going nuts. Team Trump’s attempt to sell St Patrick’s Day-themed “Make America Great Again” hats failed after a major design error.
The limited edition green version of President Trump’s red hats was advertised for the holiday but sent Twitter users into a meltdown.
— Official Team Trump (@TeamTrump) March 2, 2017
— Greg O’Meara (@gregomeara) March 2, 2017
Angry backlash erupted on social media when it was discovered that the caps were embroidered with a four-leaf clover, not an Irish shamrock
@TeamTrump If you knew anything about Ireland you would have a shamrock and not clover on the cap.
— Frank O’Donovan (@goureebeg) March 3, 2017
— valerie browne (@valeriebrowne) March 8, 2017
— Oracle Steve (@Steve_mjt) March 3, 2017
Some accused the president of having the $50 caps made in China but all of the products on Trump’s clothing website are made in the US, according to the site.
— EvilDave (@EvilDave_NXT) March 6, 2017
— Mickey Bruce (@mickeybruce25) March 3, 2017
— MacRoly (@MacRoly) March 2, 2017
But most Twitter users were focused on the design.
Team Trump issue green MAGA caps for St Patrick’s Day and decorate with a clover leaf instead of shamrock.
— Terry Mulvey (@MulveyTerry) March 3, 2017
@TeamTrump a shamrock has three leaves, not four ☘️
— Clare Murphy (@ClareAliceMurph) March 3, 2017
@TeamTrump The Irish symbol, the Shamrock, has three leaves not four. What’s on the back of hat has nothing to do with Ireland or the Irish.
— Ní Cheapim (@NiCheapim) March 3, 2017
The Irish symbol of the holy trinity and a symbol for the country and its patron saint, Saint Patrick, the shamrock has three leaves. The four-leaf clover, which is pictured on the hats, has no connection to Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day.
The Team Trump post is still posted but the hat is not included on the official Trump apparel page. The GOP Twitter account still has the post up as well.
— GOP (@GOP) March 3, 2017
Though the mistake is a common one, the online frenzy the Trump hat created seemed to have no end.
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@TeamTrump this is not a shamrock. A shamrock has 3 leaves. More alternative facts!
— Anne Fitzgerald (@AnneFiz) March 4, 2017
— Hairy Baby (@HairyBabyTees) March 7, 2017
@TeamTrump from every irish person ever; keep it .
— becca (@ryanshawIeys) March 7, 2017
@TeamTrump it’s ☘not 🍀 please don’t insult us Irish
— Paula earls (@ptweeneyearls) March 3, 2017
— Jonie (@Jonie2k) March 7, 2017
🍀= four leaf clover
— Barbara Kolbe Baker (@BarbaraKB) March 6, 2017
@TeamTrump Every person in Ireland wants to strangle Donald
— Johnny McVey (@mrjohnnymac18) March 6, 2017
— Dobharchu (@Dobharchu) March 7, 2017
@TeamTrump ffs lads the shamrock has three leaves – 3!!!
— Francis 🇮🇪 Donegan (@FrancisDonegan) March 2, 2017
— Captain Blue (@CaptainBlue) March 6, 2017