The letters “TRUMP” are “offensive,” according to Swedish authorities.
Swedish authorities denied a man’s petition for a “TRUMP” vanity plate because it was “offensive,” the Associated Press reported.
The man, Marcus Saaf, was “was drunk and thought it was fun to apply” for a plate with President Donald Trump’s name “because the car is American,” one of Sweden’s largest newspapers reported.
The Swedish Transport Agency clarified its decision by clarifying that it does not approve political letter combinations.
“In retrospect, I understand that it can be perceived as such. I will keep the registration plate I have,” Saaf told the Aftonbladet newspaper.
Triggered by Trump?
Last week, a Pulitzer Prize finalist sparked controversy on social media after she said that people who wear “any kind of red baseball cap” are guilty of engendering fear among the populace.
Novelist Rebecca Makkai, 41, drew the attention – and enmity – of commenters on social media for a political take regarding supporters of Trump and the iconic red “Make America Great Again” hats closely associated with his name.
“Is anyone else made really uncomfortable these days by anyone wearing any kind of red baseball cap? Like, I see one and my heart does weird shit and then I finally realize it only says Titleist or whatever,” she tweeted on Saturday, before exhorting “normal people” to stop wearing red hats.
“Also, for the love of God: The clever folks wearing ‘Make America Read Again’ or whatever caps — NO. You’re making everyone scared. Don’t do it,” she said in another tweet.