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Media Gets "Build The Wall" Novelty Toy All Wrong

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One of the wildest stories to find its way into the mainstream media this week was that of a novelty brick-building toy being sold online.

The somewhat silly and hilarious toy depicts a Lego-like Donald Trump and a “build your own wall” set of bricks behind him.

Of course, the liberal left was up in arms.

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Much of ire surrounding the toy came under the impression that it was being marketed toward children specifically, which, according to Keep and Bear CEO Brandon Vallorani, just isn’t the case.

While the product description says it’s great for children, Vallorani says, “We believe that the vast majority of our customers will want it as a collectible.”

He says he’s not against children playing with toys that promote a political message. “The majority of our customers are over the age of 40, not children. But even so, politics are already being pushed on our kids every day in public school classrooms and through much of mainstream media,” he argues. “I believe all American citizens have the right to teach their children to examine political conversation and make their own decisions.”

Furthermore, Vallorani made it clear that he was in no way opposed to immigration, having been descended from immigrants himself.

For those offended by this toy, he wants to clear the air. “Some people who disagree with our political stance are claiming that we are against immigrants/immigration.” But Vallorani insists, “Nothing could be further from the truth.”

And for those who still believe that the toy is in bad taste…

“So far the response has been overwhelmingly positive,” he tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “Most people understand it’s just a novelty item.” He says the toy is “not at all” meant to be taken seriously. “Toys aren’t meant to be serious. Life is already stressful enough for people of all ages. This gift was meant to bring some lighthearted comic relief to the intense political debate,” he clarifies. “These toys are really just cool collectibles.”

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.




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