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Trump Staff Members Were All Wearing The Same Pin

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Among the oddities of President Donald Trump’s campaign (which were many), was one that went relatively unnoticed by the watching public. During his presidential run, Trump and all of his aides and staffers wore an identical pin, triangular in shape and split down the middle into two colors.  

Vocativ took notice of the odd accessorizing and launched a investigation into the pin, which some said had sinister roots. With people across the internet likening it to a Nazi Germany pin, many others claimed it reminded them of the type of pyramid-themed imagery of alleged secret societies like the Illuminati.

 

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Still others compared the triangle to a different Nazi image. David Graham, a professor at Concordia University said that because of the shape and colors (the triangle is split between purple and gold) it reminds him of the pink triangular badges that were sewn into the clothing of homosexual prisoners in Nazi concentration and work camps.

While Graham and others didn’t think it was inspired by those things, it did evoke imagery of that kind. Whether it actually had any basis in the long history of triangle-shaped badges was still up for debate. It turns out, that it’s something much less sinister.

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