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Trump dons 'presidential hat' with 45 stitched on it

Press Trust of India  |  New York 

US President-elect Donald Trump has debuted his 'presidential hat' with the number '45' stitched on to the side, swapping it with his 'Make America Great Again' headgear that he sported regularly during the campaign.

Trump, who will become the 45th US President at his inauguration in January next year, was spotted leaving his Mar-a-Lago estate, Florida, with his security detail after he fired off tweets blasting Green Party Candidate Jill Stein's call for a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

He donned a dark suit, white shirt and the red hat -- which also said 'USA' on the front.

The number '45' on the side is likely a nod to Trump's forthcoming inauguration as America's 45th president. The President elect-appeared to make a point of adjusting the hat for the cameras, the New York Post reported.

Ahead of the November 8 polls in October, it was reported that Trump's campaign had spent more on hats than on polling, shelling out a whopping USD 3.2 million on his signature 'Make America Great Again' headgear.

Stein's crusade came to light on Friday, when she filed a filed a recount petition in Wisconsin -- claiming she had raised USD 5.2 million to pay for re-tallies there and in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

On Saturday, Hillary Clinton's campaign revealed that she would join Stein's efforts and independent candidate Rocky Roque De La Fuente has also requested a recount.

Trump, however, did not take the recount efforts too kindly yesterday.

"In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally," he said in a tweet.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, November 28 2016. 17:02 IST