Trump says he was inspiration for patriotic Budweiser name change
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he is the reason why Anheuser-Busch has decided to relabel its Budweiser beer “America” for the upcoming election season.
Yesterday, it was revealed that the beer producer will change the name of its traditionally popular brew for the summer through the upcoming presidential election this fall.
During a Wednesday morning phone interview on Fox and Friends, Trump launched his claim on the world.The marketing stunt, revealed by Fast Company and reported by WBRZ on Tuesday, includes a label change that will change the text of the can’s design to several patriotic phrases and words. Text from the Pledge of Allegiance, the Star-Spangled Banner and others are to appear.
As of this writing, Anheuser-Busch has not responded to Trump’s insistence that he is responsible for change. Though he isn’t a drinker personally, Trump himself has made several contributions to the world of alcoholic including Trump Wine and Trump Vodka.
“I don’t drink, and it’s very easy for me not to drink,” Trump told Forbes in 2011. “I tell people, ‘What are you drinking for?’ And they don’t even understand what I’m saying.”
Not included in Trump’s claim is anything about making “America” (the beer) great again. Despite Trump’s entrepreneurial successes, undertaking such a task with Budweiser would be a surefire route to failure.