Museum Starts Selling MAGA Hats in Washington DC and the Internet Couldn't Handle It

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August 03, 2018Aug 03, 2018

The Newseum museum of news in Washington DC and is one of the most well-known museums in the historic city.

The museum is full of pro-First Amendment statements and proudly touts the importance of the freedom of speech.

With that being said, some of the gifts available in the Newseum’s gift shop are getting some attention.

The museum is selling Make America Great Again hats and shirts that say “You Are Very Fake News.”

President Donald Trump often uses “Fake News” to go after mainstream media for being critical of his presidency.

According to the Newseum, the goal is to encourage free speech. “We recognize why you’re asking the question,” said Sonya Gavankar. “As a nonpartisan organization, people with differing viewpoints feel comfortable visiting the Newseum, and one of our greatest strengths is that we’re champions not only of a free press but also of free speech.”

As you could imagine, once word got out that MAGA hats and “Fake News” shirts are available at the Newseum, there was incredible outrage.

https://twitter.com/LukeDeCock/status/1025432109987581954

https://twitter.com/alexkotch/status/1025455213015179264

https://twitter.com/jbillinson/status/1025431677982715905

https://twitter.com/Susan_Hennessey/status/1025452107980259328

https://twitter.com/brianstelter/status/1025456893605625857

https://twitter.com/SopanDeb/status/1025453380091691008

https://twitter.com/mattmfm/status/1025451066001743872

https://twitter.com/mccarthyryanj/status/1025446871534329858

Should a museum dedicated to the history of news in America be selling shirts that promote “Fake News?” Or should they stick to educating their visitors on history and the first amendment?

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