Donald Trump’s campaign unveiled its new official logo now that anti-LGBT Indiana Governor Mike Pence has been added to the ticket. And it’s oddly sexual.
To be blunt, the logo appears as if Trump’s “T” is penetrating the hole in Pence’s “P.”
An email sent by the presumptive Republican nominee’s Make America Great Again Committee, the joint fundraising committee between the campaign and the Republican National Committee, features the new insignia: An interlocking blue T and P (for Trump and Pence), with the T going through the white space in the P. To the left are four red stripes and three white stripes, imitating the American flag
Below the logo is Trump’s name, in its usual font and blue color, and Pence’s name below in slightly smaller type, and in red.
Twitter quickly took to mercilessly mocking the logo after it was released.
What is the T doing to that P? https://t.co/tDvYm2QJYi
— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) July 15, 2016
who knew two letters could look so suggestive https://t.co/cXcv7RMsne
— Adam ⚡️ Sneed (@atsneed) July 15, 2016
— darth™ (@darth) July 15, 2016
Michael Deppisch, who created President Obama’s 2008 campaign logo, tweeted this:
— Michael Deppisch (@deppisch) July 15, 2016
Others pointed out that Trump’s new logo managed to actually be worse than Hillary Clinton’s campaign logo, which was also derided after it was unveiled last year.
Difficult to do worse than an H with an arrow sticking out of it, and yet here we are. pic.twitter.com/yrABfBf80I
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) July 15, 2016
Some were generous in their description of the logo.
New Trump logo features Pence's initial giving Trump's initial a hug pic.twitter.com/wHu57GYVyX
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) July 15, 2016
The new logo began to trend in Twitter’s “Moments” on Friday.
Someone actually designed this logo, with a shaft penetrating a p-hole pic.twitter.com/iFZ5sRkoI1
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) July 15, 2016
Breaking the mattress of America. pic.twitter.com/M4Cq62YS2c
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) July 15, 2016
The Trump/Pence logo should be pixellated at the point where the T penetrates the P's hole pic.twitter.com/WxUedIB42A
— erin “party sweater” ryan (@morninggloria) July 15, 2016
— SUBPOENA POWER🗽 (@Anthony) July 15, 2016
Husband looks over my shoulder, sees Trump/Pence logo. Him: "That's not real, is it?" Me: "Yup!" Him: "It's cute Trump thinks he's a top."
— Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) July 15, 2016
In about 9 months from today, the #TrumpPence logo will welcome a baby logo
— Brian (@Principat0) July 15, 2016
"What does the Trump/Pence logo look like?"
— Sweet Potato Manoon (@ManuclearBomb) July 15, 2016
I'm not a designer but kinda seems like the VERY FIRST TEST for a logo is "does this look like sex stuff y/n"
— Emmy Bengtson (@EmmyA2) July 15, 2016