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Earlier this week, we reported on Budweiser’s temporary patriotic name change to America. Although most would think of the idea as a patriotic move from one of the most American brands out there, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee wants to take the credit.
During an appearance on Fox & Friends, Trump was asked if he thought the new Budweiser marketing strategy had anything to do with his “Make America Great Again” slogan. While admittedly a leading question, Trump answered with this quip:
“I think so; they’re so impressed with what our country will become that they decided to do this before the fact,” Trump said in a phone interview. The presidential hopeful has maintained, however, that he is a teetotaler.
Budweiser has said that 12-ounce bottles and cans will be repackaged to reflect the name change from May 23 until the November presidential election. Anheuser-Busch has not yet responded to requests for comment.