Donald Trump campaign’s debuted its new logo on the day the candidate affirmed Indiana Gov. Mike Pence would be the No. 2 person on the Republican presidential ticket — leading others to mock the image for the gay overtones.
The new Trump-Pence campaign logo, which features the long part of the “T” penetrating the loop of the “P,” was lampooned on social media for being sexually suggestive.
Upon affirming he would select Pence as his running mate, Trump was criticized for choosing a candidate with a long anti-LGBT history, including a signing into law a “religious freedom” bill in Indiana seen to enable sweeping anti-LGBT discrimination. Pence was later faced to sign a “fix” for the law.
Here’s some of the reaction:
Nice, a logo that says "Trump will fuck all of America, and Mike Pence especially." https://t.co/xg7AfueNXs
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) July 15, 2016
“make the T… penetrate… the P”
“how do we feel about, ‘let’s TP America together’ as a slogan?” https://t.co/b41cri9skA
— Jared Rizzi (@JaredRizzi) July 15, 2016
This logo.. https://t.co/77ESdEzaSc
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) July 15, 2016
What is the T doing to that P? https://t.co/tDvYm2QJYi
— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) July 15, 2016
— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) July 15, 2016
If Trump thinks this new logo shows he’s a friend to the gay community after picking Pence, he’s mistaken. pic.twitter.com/AnqmgNdmga
— Chris Johnson (@chrisjohnson82) July 15, 2016
The Trump Pence logo is what happens when you can’t find a single gay graphic designer willing to work for you.
— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) July 15, 2016
So, is the new @realDonaldTrump logo an outreach to the gay community, or is it a Freudian slip?
— Rev. Thwack (@revthwack) July 15, 2016
New Trump Pence logo proves either they drove away every gay graphic designer or hired an amusingly vindictive one. pic.twitter.com/nnPf6blFY8
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) July 15, 2016
If the GOP is opposed to gay marriage, why are their candidates clearly boning in their logo? pic.twitter.com/CeP8Pysy8k
— Jordan (@jordan_stratton) July 15, 2016
— PPNYC Action Fund (@PPNYCAction) July 15, 2016
The irony of the Trump/Pence logo looking like Trump penetrating Pence and thus being hella gay is not lost on me. pic.twitter.com/7IAvgTwPKv
— Zach Stafford (@ZachStafford) July 15, 2016
Breaking the mattress of America. pic.twitter.com/M4Cq62YS2c
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) July 15, 2016