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Political Pins Have Been a Thing Since George Washington

And the slogan "Make America Great Again" was on a button 35 years before Trump.

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Despite the fact that they're going through a bit of a renaissance at the moment, pins have always been political. Since the very first American presidential election, voters have expressed their allegiances through pins — including one unnamed Republican presidential candidate who button-ized the slogan "Make America Great Again" 35 years before its notorious current iteration.

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