With all of the talk (and tweets) about Russian ties to the 2016 Donald Trump campaign, it was only a matter of time before someone turned the allegations into a internet prank aimed at the man in the Oval Office.
To poke fun of allegations of collusion, Barry launched “Russian Ties Are Real” where anyone can purchase either a necktie or a bowtie featuring a simple pattern of the Soviet Union’s hammer and sickle and the outline of Trump’s infamous hair.
Because, in the words of Barry, “Everyone else seems to have [Russian ties], now u can too!”
Barry calls the ties “a humorous, tongue-in-cheek physical product,” and he told Mashable that he plans on donating a portion of the proceeds to some sort of charity or “kindness initiative,” maybe even his own “The HumanKINDness Fund” nonprofit.
There are no plans for a second design yet, but, Barry says, that could always change based on the reaction to this first tie. He also joked that maybe, if they’re a hit, he’ll move on to socks next.
Since launching in November, has amassed 124,000 followers with its tweets that mock the real president by taking his typically-unhinged Twitter rants and repackaging them as the work of a mature, rational president.
Glad to be back in the U.S. We’ll redouble our efforts to enhance healthcare, infrastructure & provide tax reform to improve YOUR lives. https://t.co/SICkI3xLVK
— PresidentialTrump (@MatureTrumpTwts) July 10, 2017
Let’s just hope that you won’t have to fix these ties with scotch tape like Trump does.