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LeBron James Triggers Trumpers With Altered MAGA Hat

Donald Trump’s sincerest fans sometimes show their support with a signature red baseball cap, embroidered with text reading “Make America Great Again.” However, numerous parodies or alterations of the MAGA motto have shown up over the past few years. Now LeBron James has infuriated some Trump supporters by showing up in a red cap — that upon closer examination, is a call for justice for Breonna Taylor.

According to Political Tribune, James, along with several other players — Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard, Jared Dudley, Quinn Cook, Rajon Rondo, Danny Green, and JR Smith — showed up for LA Lakers’ opening game against the Portland Trailblazers wearing red hats — but they’d been altered.

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By Any Means‼️ Lets Get It 👑 #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor❤️✊🏾

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At a distance, the red hats might be presumed to signify support for Trump’s re-election. However, once the text is clearly visible, this illusion vanishes.

LeBron James red hat is not for Donald Trump support
[Photo via LeBron James/Instagram]

“Great Again” is marked out, and additional words have been added so that the hat now reads, “Make America arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.”

Unhappy Trump supporters responded, demanding that sports stars stay out of politics, complaining that injustice is being linked to Donald Trump via the hats, blaming Taylor for her own death, throwing out racial slurs, and spinning the usual strawmen (such as the “black on black crime” trope). Be warned that some of the tweets shared as examples below use some offensive and harmful language.

Breonna Taylor was killed in March, when officers executed a no-knock raid on her home, despite the fact that it was not the address of the suspect they were seeking, who had in fact already been arrested. Across professional sports, players have been using their platforms to call for justice.



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