A super PAC backing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is sending special Donald Trump-inspired hats to leading Republican candidates to bring attention to comments they have made on Muslims.
The group Correct the Record announced that it designed "individualized, logo-emblazoned signature Trump caps" featuring the Republican front-runner's signature motto "Make America Great Again," with a customized twist.
"The must-have fashion accessory of the GOP, as worn by Trump himself, has been personalized with the discriminatory proposals of his rivals who have proposed their own ideas for keeping tabs on Muslims in the United States and blocking those who want to come here," the description on the super PAC website reads.
For Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, his personalized hat features the words "Religious Test" embroidered onto it. The jab is in reference to the senator's comments in November where he suggested that Christian refugees, and not Muslim refugees, coming to the U.S. from conflict in the Middle East should be allowed to enter.
"Now, I would note, the notion of a religious test, our immigration law for decades has included provisions focusing on religious persecution," Cruz later explained during an interview on NPR. "We have always had a religious test. And what is happening to the Christians by ISIS is qualitatively different. They are facing genocide in that ISIS is attempting to exterminate the Middle Eastern Christians in a way that is qualitatively different from other people."
The hat for Ben Carson sports "No Muslim Presidents" on its front, which knocks the retired neurosurgeon for a comment he made on "Meet the Press" in September. "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that," he said.
Other candidates lucky enough to get hats include Sen. Marco Rubio ("Mosques and diners"), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush ("Prove your Christianity"), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ("No orphan refugees") and Donald Trump ("Ban all Muslims"). Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee even got a hat with the words "Wakeup. Smell the Falafel" embroidered onto it, in reference to his comments on the threat posed by refugees fleeing from the Middle East. "It's time to wake up and smell the falafel … We are importing terrorism," he said.
"Muslim-bashing Donald Trump thinks he can 'Make America Great Again' with policies that actually divide us, flout basic human rights, and aid terrorists' recruitment efforts," said Adrienne Watson, communications director at Correct The Record. "It's not just Trump — nearly all of the Republican candidates have proposed policies that are similarly irresponsible, discriminatory, and contrary to America's defining values."
"Despite their feeble protests of Trump's ban on Muslims, all of the GOP contenders would still support Trump as their nominee," Watson added. "We hope these personalized hats will help the Republican hopefuls to show America their true colors before the debate. They all act like Trump; now they can look like him too."
According to its website, Correct the Record is "a strategic research and rapid response team designed to defend Hillary Clinton from baseless attacks."