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Trump Inauguration Doughnuts Selling Out at Crown Heights Bakery

By Rachel Holliday Smith | January 20, 2017 2:07pm | Updated on January 20, 2017 3:58pm
 Gombo's Bakery in Crown Heights sold special Trump doughnuts for $1 each on Inauguration Day.
Gombo's Bakery in Crown Heights sold special Trump doughnuts for $1 each on Inauguration Day.
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A dozen Trumps, please!

For some New Yorkers, Inauguration Day was spent protesting, reflecting and raising money for Planned Parenthood.

But in a small red section of blue Brooklyn, the swearing-in of the new president is something to celebrate — or, at least, something to commemorate with creme frosting.

On Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights (where a majority of voters chose Donald Trump in the November election), Gombo’s Bakery made special Trump doughnuts, decorated with his name and “Republican red” frosting, said worker Avi Klein.

The treats, available for sale Thursday and Friday for $1 each, sold like hotcakes, he said. By noon Friday, Gombo’s had only three left out of three large trays.

“It’s just for the fun of it,” Klein said. Mostly, the treats have been bought by young boys, he added.

It’s not the first time the bakery carried election-themed doughnuts, he said. In November, the store made the same Trump-decorated ones with an additional batch of “Clinton” doughnuts in blue. In that contest, Trump won; the store sold hundreds of the red doughnuts.

“People came from all over … Borough Park, Williamsburg, everywhere,” he said.

But the treats are not meant to be a serious political statement, Klein said. In fact, he himself is not registered to vote and doesn’t talk about politics when he can avoid it.

“The real winner is Gombo’s,” he said with a laugh.

Avi Klein of Gombo's Bakery stands with the three remaining Trump doughnuts his shop sold on Inauguration Day. (Photo credit: DNAinfo/Rachel Holliday Smith)