‘It’s a cultural icon’: Libs lose it when US Aircrew spotted wearing a huge nod to their Commander in Chief

Other than the easily triggered anti-Trump cabal, who could possible oppose making America’s aircrew great again?

A photo tweeted by Wall Street Journal White House reporter Vivian Salama has the president’s critics in an uproar.

President Trump visited the USS WASP on Monday in Japan and the photo depicts several members of the crew wearing red “Make Aircrew Great Again” patches that came complete with the president’s likeness.

“Airmen onboard the USS WASP wearing patches on their jumpsuits that read ‘Make Aircrew Great Again,'” Salama tweeted. “The patches include an image in the center in the likeness of President Trump.”

Here’s a closer view of the patch:

Turns out, amid the meltdown now underway, the patches that borrow from Trump’s iconic campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” have been around for awhile.

A September 2017 tweet from the Department of Defense Twitter account captured a crewman wearing the “Make Aircrew Great Again” patch.

But no uproar then.

Or when the patch was seen in Stars and Stripes in July 2018, as “feminist” National Observer reporter Caroline Orr shared.

On an aside, campaign officials said recently that President Trump will stay with the 2016 MAGA slogan for his 2020 re-election effort, after some speculation about other options like “Keep America Great.”

“It’s a cultural icon,” said Erin Perrine, deputy communications director for Trump 2020, according to the Washington Examiner. “The red hat is a cultural icon. People might not like the cultural icon all the time — because there are plenty of videos of people being physically assaulted for wearing the hat, but it’s a cultural icon.”

Some people aren’t thrilled with the “Make Aircrew Great Again” variation either, but lost in the mix is that the troops are showing support for their commander in chief.

As for the aforementioned meltdown, behold…

Amid all the hyperventilation, a social media user did offer a possible explanation for the patches.

“I want to provide some context if I can,” he tweeted. “Almost every unit has a Friday patch. These are almost always heritage or humor. I’d put money on the intent being humor. Poorly conceived, but humor.”

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