More than two years ago, businessman and now President elect, Donald Trump trademarked his campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” On election night you could see Republicans and Trump supporters sporting red baseball caps with the slogan “Make America Great Again” — the slogan Trump borrowed from President Ronald Reagan.
I was proud to be one of Ronald Reagan&39;s earliest supporters. Like Reagan, it&39;s time to Make America Great Again!http://t.co/toq7Ddalco
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2015
Daily Mail Online obtained documents that show Donald Trump filed a trademark application back in 2012 after President Obama’s re-election. The billionaire filed the application to protect the “Make America Great Again” slogan against political poachers.
In his March 23 campaign launch video, Ted Cruz said that ‘it’s going to take a new generation of courageous conservatives to help make America great again.’
Hours later Trump was on Fox News, reacting.
‘He uses the expression “Make America Great Again.” That’s my expression,’ Trump said on the ‘Fox and Friends’ program.
‘I’ve been using it all over the place, and I notice that they’re all copying it now. Everybody’s using it. I was the first, by a long shot.’
Trump wasn’t the first politician to trademark a political slogan. He’s joined by the likes of President Obama who trademarked the phrase ‘Greater Together,’ along with ‘GenerationFortyFour’ and ‘Gen44’ and Presidential candidate John McCain who trademarked the phrase ‘Country First.’