Christmas is just around the corner, which means that it will soon be time to start buying gifts for all those people who make your life special. But if you feel the need to buy a gift for somebody who doesn’t make your life special, somebody who makes it worse, here’s a great idea: Get them this corny “MAGA” knockoff Lego kit.
The “toy” — if you can even call it that — is just a bag of gray blocks and a little President Donald Trump figure wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hard hat.
It even comes with a side of racism. The box features the Trump figure in front of the wall with a sombrero-wearing figure on the other side of the wall. Presumably, this other character is supposed to be a Mexican citizen. Also, for an extra dash of absurdity, he’s shaking maracas. Because the people who are selling this set imagine that everybody south of the border looks like an extra in “Three Amigos.”
The set is being sold by “Keep and Bear” — a toy company with obvious intentions. It also sells a “Trump Sends Hillary to Prison” set and a “Talking Trump” Christmas Card.
In its promotional copy for the “MAGA” building blocks, the company barely wrote anything about the actual product and instead listed a set of talking points that read like Sean Hannity’s opening monologue.
Here’s what they wrote to try to sell toys:
A mob of 10,000 Central American migrants is marching through Mexico and heading toward El Paso, Texas. Mexican border agents attempted to stop them at the Mexican border, but to no avail.
We understand why they want to flee Honduras and live and work in America. After all, we are the greatest nation on earth.
In the interest of national security, however, we cannot allow just anyone and everyone to cross our borders. While there are good people attempting to enter our nation, there are also gangs, criminals, and terrorists. Everyone who wants to enter our country must enter legally for the safety of all.
The wall must be built. The wall will keep America safe and strong. Only then will we be able to help those in need.
The company says it has received an “overwhelming response” to the product and that it has “temporarily sold out.” But it’s still tough to imagine the type of person who would spend $29.95 on a box of gray Legos.
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