Donald Trump didn’t spend much money on get-out-the-vote efforts this year. But he did spend a ton on hats. So it seems only fitting that the stage on which Trump will (hopefully) concede victory to Hillary Clinton tonight will have two Make America Great Again hats — both sitting on pedestals like they’re the Crown jewels or something.
A worker rubs down a display box with a Make America Great Again hat at Trump Election Night headquarters (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
It’s unclear if there will be any other accoutrements added to the stage by show time. But the photos coming out of the New York Hilton Midtown, where Trump supporters will be convening tonight, are really strange.
The stage being prepared at Trump Election Night headquarters (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
I realise that this isn’t the weirdest setup that the Donald Trump campaign has ever orchestrated. (Remember when he held a press conference in front of a bunch of steaks?) But it still seems bizarre. If Trump wins, will the hats become mandatory?
Part of me thinks he’d just keep wearing them and holding rallies for a race he thought he’d won. I’m not sure Trump knows how to do anything else at this point.
Whatever happens on that stage tonight, win or lose, it’s a safe bet that it won’t be graceful.