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Trump is Shamelessly Handing Out MAGA Hats in the Oval Office Now — In Clear Violation of the Hatch Act

On Wednesday Donald Trump made an appearance in the Oval Office where he spewed his normal venom and lies, demonstrating how he is single-handedly destroying this fine country of ours.

In watching the videos of Trump’s meeting with the president of Ecuador, some people noticed something a little odd.

On a small end table next to Trump was a stack of Trump’s eponymous red MAGA hats. Although these seemed to be the similar “KAG” or “Keep America Great” hats.

This is, of course, illegal. It is a clear violation of the Hatch Act.

The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from engaging in political activities while they are on the job. Named for former Senator Carl A. Hatch, Democrat of New Mexico, the law has been on the books for 80 years.

The act dates to Depression-era reforms intended to prevent machine politics in which patronage jobs were handed out to people who then used their positions to help keep their patrons in power. The act has been amended several times.

“It’s about equal treatment and keeping partisan activity out of the federal government,” said Kathleen Clark, a professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis and a government ethics lawyer.

Of course since his acquittal on impeachment charges, Trump can do whatever he wants. No one will stop him. The GOP has shown they are completely complicit in Trump’s crimes. God forbid Trump sends a mean tweet about them!

Still, look at this. Remember when conservatives flipped out over Obama wearing a tan suit? Or the time, GASP, that he put his feet on the desk!

Quelle horreur!!!!

As a side note, don’t Trump and his wife look miserable??

Twitter had some thoughts:

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