President Donald Trump visited Wisconsin on Tuesday and was greeted happily by Governor Scott Walker, who wasted no time in presenting the 45th president a gift.
Walker gave Trump, who had just landed in Kenosha, a custom-made Milwaukee Bucks jersey and a hat that was a play on words from Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan. The hat read, “Make The Bucks Great Again” in white print on the forest-green colored hat.
Notably, the Bucks were playing the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of the NBA Playoffs on Tuesday evening, and Trump’s speech focused around buying american products. He signed a “Buy American, Hire American” executive order after the speech in front of dairy farmers from Wisconsin who are in a trade dispute with Canada, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
Some thought the hat implied that the Walker considered the Bucks a bad team, despite being the No. 6 seed in the playoffs.
Responding to the outcry on social media, Walker tweeted photos of him presenting Wisconsin-themed sports gear to President Barack Obama later Tuesday evening. He said that nobody was complaining when he handed Obama a custom-made Green Bay Packers jersey or Milwaukee Brewers jersey.
Buck senior vice president Alex Lasry is notably a Democrat. He spoke out against Trump’s executive order immigrant travel ban January 28 on Twitter, saying that it’s a “massive problem.”
In November, the Bucks announced that they would no longer stay at Trump-brand hotels on road trips, joining the Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks in doing so.