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Donald Trump's St. Patrick's Day hat has been pulled from his website

The hat featured a four-leaf clover instead of a shamrock.

PastedImage-39744 Source: Twitter/GOP

A ST. PATRICK’S DAY themed ‘Make America Great Again’ hat being sold on Donald Trump’s website has been taken down after a glaring error was pointed out.

The green hat featured a four-leaf clover on the back rather than a shamrock, prompting a slew of criticism and jokes about “alternative facts”.

‘Official Team Trump’ tweeted a photo of that hat last week urging followers to “capture the luck of the Irish” by buying the hat.

The Republican Party’s official twitter account also tweeted a link to the merchandise.

hat trump Source: Twitter/Official Team Trump

Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the hat had been withdrawn from the online store with a Trump spokesperson refusing to comment on why it was removed.

The original link also now directs to a 404 error page.

PastedImage-48388 Source: Donaldtrump.com

Although the hat is now gone, it sparked enough of a reaction for many to helpfully point out that a four-leaf clover is not the same as a shamrock.

As the New York Times put it, “A four-leaf clover is not a symbol of Ireland. It is just a plant.”.

T-shirt retailer Hair Baby out it a little more subtly.

- With reporting by DailyEdge.ie

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