US Ambassador Gives ‘Make Somalia Great Again’ Hat to Somali President Because America Has Become a Parody of Itself
Donald Trump’s campaign hat, which reads “Make America Great Again” has become the icon of a movement. So much so, that the US Ambassador to Somalia just gave the President of Somalia a version of the hat that reads “Make Somalia Great Again.” Seriously.
Now, at this point you might be asking, “But Matt, isn’t Somalia on the list for Donald Trump’s travel ban?” And you would be absolutely, 100 percent correct.
The seven countries that Trump’s executive order has tried to ban travel from (despite being repeatedly struck down in courts so far) are: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia. There’s something completely bizarre about the United States trying to ban travel from a particular nation and then handing them a cheeky hat with a pseudo-populist slogan identified by half of Americans as racist bullshit.
It almost feels like a hazing ritual that Trump made US ambassador to Somalia, Stephen Schwartz, do to prove that he could still be ambassador to the country. The Muslim travel ban has seen families treated like criminals, saved only at the last minute by courts ruling against Trump’s unconstitutional ban.
Some Somali refugees are now even fleeing the United States on foot for Canada. One Somali refugee who recently walked 21 hours in If you don’t want to spend a pretty penny for your Brand viagra, just buy it right now for 4.75 USD only! the harsh winter elements to get to Canada simply explained that “America is [a] problem now” when he arrived.
Last week, the Somali president, more commonly known as “Farmajo” in Somalia, said that he objected to the ban.
“It is part of my responsibility to talk about this issue with the U.S. government by conveying our message to the president and his government that the Somali people are really good, hard working people,” Farmajo said during a speech. “They raise their families in the United States. So we will see if he can change that policy and exclude Somalis from that list.”