So far, Donald Trump has not trademarked “America,” but don’t be surprised that he’s now trying to take credit for it. After all, his campaign slogan is: Making America Great Again. When Anheuser-Busch, the German owner of Budweiser, decided to temporarily rename its beer “America” in a patriotic packaging move, the Donald stood up and took a bow.
When Trump called in to “Fox and Friends,” Steve Doocy said:
‘Well, you know somebody who is trying to make America great again is Donald Trump. He joins us on the line. Donald Trump, do you think you had something to do with Budweiser changing the name of their beer for this summer from Budweiser to America?’
Never one to hide from the limelight, Trump responded:
“I think so. They’re so impressed with what our country will become, they decided to do this before the fact.’
Anheuser-Busch bought the St. Louis company several years ago, and it decided to temporarily rename Budweiser “America” in a much-ridiculed marketing ploy throughout the U.S. November elections. It is part of Anheuser-Busch’s “America Is In Your Hands” marketing campaign. The social media has jumped on the beer, calling it “crappy” and “tasteless.”
In a press release, Anheuser-Busch said the can’s new appearance is to remind “people from sea to shining sea to embrace the optimism upon which the country was first built.”
According to Budweiser vice-president Ricardo Marques:
‘We are embarking on what should be the most patriotic summer that this generation has ever seen, with Copa America Centenario being held on U.S. soil for the first time, Team USA competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Budweiser has always strived to embody America in a bottle, and we’re honored to salute this great nation where our beer has been passionately brewed for the past 140 years.’
Anheuser-Busch’s press released also revealed:
‘Budweiser is also unveiling new cans and bottles featuring a magnified view of the Statue of Liberty’s torch, inspired by Team Budweiser, the brand’s six Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls. On shelves from May 23 through mid-September, the “Torch” packaging will be available in 16-oz. and 25-oz. cans, along with 16-oz. aluminum bottles.’
The press release did not mention Trump. Imagine that.
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H/T: Raw Story.
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