Donald Trump is going to have a hard time keeping America great come 2020.
According to The Blast, Trump’s slogans for his 2020 re-election campaign — including “Keep America Great” and “Keep America Great!” — have been officially suspended by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Two days after he was sworn in as the 45th President, Trump’s lawyer filed the applications for a slogan to follow-up the notorious “Make America Great Again” — however, two people had already beaten him to the punch.
Andreas Mueller, Chief of Federal Policy for the California Military Department, filed to use the slogan for T-shirts and sunglasses in June 2016. Patrick Goux, a man from Florida, filed for “Keep Our America Great” 13 days before Trump.
The examining attorney on Goux and Trump’s applications felt the slogans could be confused with Mueller’s, so both were suspended.
Mueller abandoned the application in January 2018 for unknown reasons. (Did POTUS pay him off!?) Goux’s application still stands, though we’re sure the catchphrase king will find a way to strike a deal.
But in case he doesn’t, here’s a pitch: “Actually Make America Great This Time, Because These Last Four Years Have Admittedly Been A Dumpster Fire For Everyone Who Isn’t My Rich Friends And/Or Closeted Racists.”
It’s a working slogan.
[Image via C-SPAN.]