‘Very Gold’ Trump Presidential Coin Mocked on Twitter: ‘History Will Remember Him as a Brand’
The presidential coin gets a makeover.
Out: “E pluribus unum.”
In: “Make America Great Again.”https://t.co/MhgMYQnM4D
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 22, 2017
A report on President Trump‘s presidential “challenge coin” amused many on Twitter tonight.
According to The Washington Post, the coin is noticeably different from previous ones:
The presidential seal has been replaced by an eagle bearing President Trump’s signature. The eagle’s head faces right, not left, as on the seal. The 13 arrows representing the original states have disappeared. And the national motto, “E pluribus unum” — a Latin phrase that means “Out of many, one” — is gone.
Instead, both sides of the coin feature Trump’s official campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
The changes don’t stop there. In addition to his signature, Trump’s name appears three times on the coin, which is thicker than those made for past presidents. And forget the traditional subdued silver and copper: Trump’s coin, a White House aide marveled, is “very gold.”
However much Trump was actually involved in crafting this coin, it earned quite a bit of reaction on Twitter:
Never forget that Trump is the tackiest man to walk the planet https://t.co/xZe2LDpDS3
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) December 22, 2017
Trump replaced the national motto, "E Pluribus Unum"—Out of many, one—with his own campaign slogan. Then he had them make it gold and thicker, and put his name on it three times. It is as if they forged his mania and insecurities in the form of a coin. https://t.co/WarhQy4Loa
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) December 22, 2017
It is beyond fitting that Trump deleted “e Pluribus Unum” — out of many, one—from the Presidential coin. Our national motto sums up our nation’s deepest aspirations. Trump has never shown even the slightest respect for the motto and what it stands for. https://t.co/tSz9rg3jQj
— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) December 22, 2017
Oh. My. F*cking. God. Trump replaces "E pluribus unum" on presidential coin with "Make America Great Again" and his name in huge letters. https://t.co/DVfPBBUwyP
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) December 22, 2017
Trump won’t stop until he drains every last ounce of dignity from our great country!
“the national motto, 'E pluribus unum'…is gone. Instead, both sides of the coin feature Trump's official campaign slogan, 'Make America Great Again'"” https://t.co/GWVdiHKGAV
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) December 22, 2017
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) December 23, 2017
History will remember him as a brand, not an American President. https://t.co/K2n8NLCDTt
— David Jolly (@DavidJollyFL) December 22, 2017
Naturally. Trump’s military coin is to military coins what Trump’s hotels are to hotels. Gaudy and overdone is par for the course. https://t.co/BJLc6WeS5Z
— Phillip Carter (@Carter_PE) December 23, 2017
I would have been fine with the rest of this but taking out “E Pluribus Unum”? Really?
Changing out the ethos of the country with a lame political line? https://t.co/Y64sWHP3hI
— Bradley P. Moss, Esq (@BradMossEsq) December 22, 2017
Our institutions and our ideals are better than our leaders. Out of many, one. https://t.co/kb3OtHwDzL
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) December 22, 2017
The poor recipients aren’t going to be able to pretend they got it from some better president. https://t.co/k0msQBZXUA
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) December 22, 2017
Trump is branding American democracy like one of his gaudy hotels. I'm assuming this is what his voters wanted: an incompetent attempt at a banana republic. https://t.co/rbTGhTZYOf
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) December 22, 2017
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