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‘Both sides’ to blame for partisan breakdown in US politics – Todd Muller

New National Party leader Todd Muller says “both sides” are to blame for the fracturing of American politics, as he faces criticism for owning a Donald Trump signature ‘MAGA’ hat.

A profile on Muller published by The Spinoff in September last year included a photo of souvenirs he picked up while in the US in 2016 – including one of the red ‘Make America Great Again’ hats.

There’s been criticism on social media that the hats symbolise white nationalism and other negative traits associated with the Trump administration.

“I have that portrait of Adolf Hitler because I’m a history buff,” one critic posted on Twitter. “No one ever mentions my Churchill bust!”

Since becoming National leader, Muller has insisted the hat is just representative of his interest in American politics.

Muller told Newshub Nation on Saturday he also picked up a Hillary Clinton badge which “never gets looked at”.”Everyone sees the MAGA cap and somehow reaches a conclusion that perhaps is where my sympathies lie.”Asked on Magic Talk’s Sunday Cafe show what he thought of Trump, Muller said he was making the US a […]

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