'This Generation’s Ku Klux Hood': Rapper Pusha T Destroys the Trump MAGA Hat

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A lengthy feature on rapper Pusha T in the Guardian finds the rapper comparing President Donald Trump's iconic red "Make America Great Again" hat to hoods worn by the Ku Klux Klan. 

Pusha offered his views after being asked about Trump-supporter Kanye West's comments that slavery "sounds like a choice."

"We disagree on plenty of shit,” Pusha said. “Of course I disagree with what he said then.”

"I flew to Wyoming the next day [to confront him]," he continued about West. "We spoke about insensitivity. The actual messaging. Where I felt he went wrong. You can’t even paraphrase about situations and issues that are so personal to people. When it comes to death and real-life people and persecution and things where families have been divided, you have to be more careful.” 

Following his comments about West, Pusha laid into the red hats worn by Trump supporters.

“The Make America Great Again hat is this generation’s Ku Klux hood," he said. "When was America so great anyways? Name that time period?”

Pusha T isn't the first in American popular culture to make the comparison this week.

Audiences flocked to "The First Purge" on July 4th, a horror movie advertised with a red MAGA-style hat poster and containing scenes of hooded Klansmen aligned with a far-right political party storming the streets of New York.

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