Make America great again
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during his "Make America Great Again" rally at Orlando Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida, U.S. February 18, 2017. Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

A former Goldman Sachs employee has attracted worldwide attention following his “Make Australia Great Again” campaign. Luke Thorburn, who hails from Brisbane, was ousted from his job at the investment bank in New York a year ago for selling caps revolving around Donald Trump’s theme and donating more than $700 to the billionaire mogul’s presidential campaign outside of his bosses’ knowledge.

Thorburn moved to the US in 2013 but departed following losing his job in April last year. He says he could not continue his career in banking as his stance was “too politically incorrect.”

He administers 60 domain names, all of which reflect Trump’s famous slogan, “Make America Great Again.” Some of these domains are, and These domains direct the user to an online store that displays caps of the slogan for $20 without any additional worldwide shipping free.

“More [orders] are coming in by the day, particularly as local politicians seem to becoming more ‘Trumpian’ in their messaging and policies,” Thorburn, who currently works in private equity for a Swiss firm and is based in Brazil, said, speaking with News Corp. “The rise of fringe parties and continued disdain for Malcolm Turnbull also helps.”

He said the rise of right-wing voices will be welcomed by the Australian public. “There is a dearth of conservative journalism in Australia and a huge, only growing appetite waiting to be fed,” he said. “Someone, whether that be Breitbart Australia or otherwise, will play gap filler there.”

Thorburn has also registered the website on the heels of the far-right Breitbart News Network, run by Trump’s chief strategist Stephen Bannon. Twitter accounts, @BreitbartAus and @OzBreitbart, have also been created. However, it has not been made clear whether these Twitter handles are associated with the US Breitbart.

Thorburn has not shed light on his future plans, but said this is just the beginning. He said, following the UK’s departure from European Union, elections in France and the Netherlands will also mark a shift to the right. “Based on the current political trajectory, we will see the euro disintegrate in time,” he said. “We are seeing a resounding rejection of globalism in favour of economic nationalism and regional autonomy, and a growing sense that one’s own culture is indeed OK and something to be proud of, and does not necessarily need to bend to the whims of others.”