It was supposed to be the brand Donald Trump and Mike Pence use to thrust themselves into the White House, but almost immediately after his VP announcement was made, and almost immediately after Trump unveils the new logo, social media saw the joke and began poking fun at the sexually suggestive logo, causing the Trump campaign to remove the logo from its website.
By Saturday morning, within a day of its unveiling, the new logo had been ridiculed endlessly on social media, and the Trump campaign had it removed from the official website.
The logo was intended to celebrate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joining the GOP ticket as Trump’s running mate. But it couldn’t even be seen on the “Donate” page of his website alongside the news of Pence.
The Daily Kos political blog was among the first to notice that the Trump campaign apparently had given up on the new design.
The much-maligned logo, which was introduced Friday, featured an interlaced “T” and “P” in blue, with red and white stripes stretching to the right to represent a stylized U.S. flag.
It was instantly mocked on social media for having the “T” pass through the hole of the “P” in a manner that some considered sexually suggestive. Others joked that “T.P.” stands for toilet paper.
Comedian Samantha Bee, the host of “Full Frontal” and a “Daily Show” alum, shared a GIF on Twitter in which the “T” repeatedly thrusts down into the P, causing the bottom red stripe to bounce up and down. It was captioned, “Breaking the mattress of America.”
Breaking the mattress of America. pic.twitter.com/M4Cq62YS2c
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) July 15, 2016