As word leaked Indiana Governor Mike Pence would become GOP nominee Donald Trump’s running mate, Trump campaign officials formulated a symbol which was immediately deemed a bit too bawdy for a presidential campaign in the Twittersphere.
The Trump-Pence trademark unveiled on Friday featured stripes resembling an American flag with the letter “T” inserted into a letter “P” resting above the “Trump-Pence” seal.
The initial logo appeared in a Trump fundraising email and gained the attention of media, elected officials and, well, just about everybody with a Twitter account.
Trump and Pence intertwined in this new logo appearing in fundraising email pic.twitter.com/O2imSka40v
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 15, 2016
Due to the sexual overtones of the symbol, Twittersphere was excited with activity mocking the image.
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), a candidate for Marco Rubio’s Senate seat, for example, tweeted that the “logo accurately represents what Trump Pence will do to America.”
Trump officials replaced the symbol with a more appropriate one on Saturday, but a campaign spokesman told CNN that a finalized version “won’t be unveiled until the convention.”
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