Donald Trump took the unusual opportunity at a victory rally last night to dispel the myths that he is not a successful businessman, by presenting some of the products that bore his name including steaks, wine, and designer water. The only problem? He no longer owns or is affiliated with most of the products.
“I have very successful companies,” Trump said at the rally in Jupiter, Florida. “"Do we have steaks? We have Trump steaks. If you want to take one, we'll charge you about, what, 50 bucks a steak?"
Trump Steaks was sold by Sharper Image for a while, but the steaks’ website says, “Unfortunately, Trump Steaks are no longer available, but their legacy endures." Trump Winery is actually owned by Trump Sr.’s son, Eric. The website says, "Trump Winery is a registered trade name of Eric Trump Wine Manufacturing LLC, which is not owned, managed or affiliated with Donald J. Trump, The Trump Organization or any of their affiliates."
Even the bottled water, as one eagle-eyed reporter pointed out, is most likely not manufactured or owned by Trump: The label actually says it is bottled by Village Springs Corporation in Connecticut. In conclusion, Trump had this to say to his throng of supporters and reporters:
"So you have the water; you have the steaks; you have the airline that I sold. I mean, what's wrong with selling? Every once in a while you can sell something. You have the wines and all of that, and Trump University, we're going to start it up as soon as I win the lawsuit. Does that make sense? I mean, that's it. OK."