Fake Steak: Trump’s Trademark Cancelled In 2014

A couple of days ago Donald Trump made a big deal of showing the press a big pile of Trump Steaks. Just another lie. NBC News reports:

Donald Trump has a beef with people who question whether he’s in the meat business, but what he peddled at a victory rally this week doesn’t appear to be Trump Steaks.

The trademark the Republican presidential front-runner took on Trump Steaks in August 2006 was canceled eight years later, in December 2014, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The supposed Trump Steaks that the GOP front runner trotted out Tuesday after notching primary victories in Mississippi and Michigan are actually from Bush Brothers Provisions, a longtime West Palm Beach meat purveyor, according to the company. (It’s not connected to Trump’s ousted rival Jeb Bush.)

It is not unusual for meat to be purchased wholesale and rebranded, but that did not appear to be the case with the meat presented Tuesday. In fact, some of the meat on the butcher board was still wrapped in Bush Brothers packaging. None of the meat appeared to be in Trump Steaks packaging.

RELATED: The magazine Trump waves about below also isn’t actually Trump Magazine – it’s an annual in-house title placed in his hotels’ rooms. And it’s not owned by Trump. The original was a quarterly briefly sold at newsstands. Oh, and Trump Airlines, which he claims to have sold at a great profit? It actually defaulted to his creditors, who then sold it to USAir.

  • Dave B

    And I thought his meat was yuge.

    • Steverino

      Perhaps he should switch to hawking Vienna Sausage.

      • CB

        Brilliant.

    • Judas Peckerwood

      Instead, it seems not to exist at all.

    • safari2bongaloo

      People found it dry, greasy, and mealy.

      • Acronym Jim

        And no doubt, with more than a hint of gristle.

  • fastlanestranger

    So bummed. Was hoping to slide some of Trump’s steak between my lips. Going to have to chalk this one up as another missed opportunity.

  • Rex

    Trump is just fucking with everyone, and people are following him like the Pied Piper. The GOP is screwed.

    • Bruno

      I’m afraid the GOP’s problem may become the country’s problem. For some reason, a lot of people actually like this snake oil salesman, or have convinced themselves they don’t hate him as much as Hillary.

      • Rex

        Yes, some people are as dumb as a box of rocks.
        And, best of all, they’re “TRUMP ROCKS” TM, Best rocks available only sold by Donald J. Trump. In real fake gold boxes. Get them now, before they’ve all been thrown at protesters at his rallies.

      • joe ho

        That’s why the challenge from the left that Hillary is facing is bad news for the country. When one party breaks down into civil war like the GOP is doing the other party is usually 100% sure to win. The weakening of the Democratic coalition by Sanders reduces those odds considerably.

        • Bruno

          Yeah, although I think what’s happening on the left isn’t going to be nearly as consequential. Bernie is taking hits at Hillary and vice versa, but it’s all policy-based. Eventually, he’ll fully back her and hopefully so will his supporters. The key in the election will probably be who can turn out their voters better…there’s a lot of motivation behind Trump voters. Also, I have a feeling the “civil war” we’re seeing in the GOP won’t look like that so much come November. Republicans are slimy, and most will let Trump take over their party, which was never much different than him to begin with anyway.

        • Joseph Miceli

          No. Holding Hillary to Progressive standards ensures that she does not drift to the right like past candidates have done. Bernie Sanders is filling that role.

          • joe ho
          • Joseph Miceli

            Did I say that…or are you simply grouping ALL criticism of your chosen candidate as extremism so that you don’t have to acknowledge that some of it is deserved.
            By the way, you did not address my contention that Bernie is keeping Hillary from drifting to the right, you simply held up a straw man. I’d appreciate a real answer.

          • joe ho

            lol.
            You’re confused about the argument and my original statement about what happens normally when one party is in the midst of a civil war. That the other party has normally a 100% chance of winning.

            It’s clear that Sanders is trying to pull Hillary to the left. That’s obvious. Hence, challenge from the left.

            The point of the argument which seems to escape you is that such a sign of disunity reduces the nearly 100% chance of winning because it fractures the coalition.

            The Bernie or else nonsense is a sign of the fracturing of the coalition and hence the weakening of the Democratic chance for victory.

            The strawman is all yours (i.e., that all criticism is extremism).

          • Joseph Miceli

            But that is only a small fringe and the sacrifice of anyone STUPID enough to sit out this vote is worth it to keep Hillary from the usual Clinton expediency of throwing their principles away to achieve a goal.
            This is not disunity. This is a primary in a democracy. It gets messy and I think you’ll find that… in the general, most of this “MY GUY OR ELSE” foolishness is going to vanish.
            Hillary deserves the criticism she’s getting… and so does Bernie. We are not in a civil war. This is just democracy.

          • joe ho

            I agree. I hope the my guy or else stuff is just bluster and everyone unites to stop Trump/GOP.

    • safari2bongaloo

      The Daily Beast posted a link about all of the non-products he promoted after he won Michigan and Mississippi.

      http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/10/a-brief-history-of-donald-trump-s-get-rich-schemes.html?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link

    • safari2bongaloo

      I *honestly* don’t think he’s fucking with people. He wants to expand his brand. He literally bases how much he is worth on how good he feels about his name. For him this would be a *yuge* expansion of his worth.

    • Nic Peterson

      From your lips to FSM’s orecchiette.

      Ramen.

      • another_steve

        I had to google “orecchiette.”

        • Nic Peterson

          That doesn’t make you bad people. Perhaps a tad less faithful. As penance, peel ten cloves of garlic, stuff each one into an olive and make martinis.

          There, all is right with the world.

    • Todd20036

      The GOP is dead. The tea baggers tied it to a cross, and Drumpf drove a spike through its heart.

      All that’s left is the GOTP, and it won’t win nationally.

      The GOP may come back as a smaller party without the tea baggers. That’s the best it can hope for.

      • tominsf

        It’s a nice dream but it’s only a dream, unfortunately. There will be a Democrat in the White House, but the GOP will still have the House, and probably the Senate. That’s hardly dead.

        • safari2bongaloo

          The house and senate approval ratings can only go from dumpster fire to atomic dumpster fire, I guess.

          • Veylon

            But unless the critters start losing their seats, what difference does it make?

      • safari2bongaloo

        I really think we’ll have an isolationist/non-corportist party and a party that is current moderates for an election cycle or two. Since social issues don’t drive people to the polls anymore in large numbers, it’ll be domestic issues and how to handle them. There seems to be pretty large cross-over support between Bernie and Trump supporters on economic issues, not necessarily foreign policy, though.

        • Joseph Miceli

          Whoa!!!! Cross over between Bernie and Trump supporters on economics? No, I don’t have anything in common with Trumps ill defined mass of xenophobia, thank you!

          • safari2bongaloo

            Both have beefs with free trade agreements and are targeting the under-middle class because of poor economic conditions over the past 30 years.

          • Joseph Miceli

            But I do not endorse the Drumpf solutions to those problems nor do Bernie supporters endorse mass deportations of 11 million people as a solution.

          • JCF

            I think xenophobia could reasonably be grouped w/ s2b’s disclaimer re foreign policy.

            While the bete noirs of “Wall Street” and “Those Damn Fur’ners” are very different, monomania re EITHER isn’t helpful. IMO.

          • Joseph Miceli

            Well, it isn’t paranoia if Wall St. really IS out to get you.

  • Gustav2

    Well, then he should a wiz at Republican Budget Math!

    • TrollopeReader

      more likely a whiz ….

  • But. . .he’s a truth teller who tells-it-like-it-is. . .

    • kaydenpat

      Or so we keep being told.

    • Truthiness in advertising. Beautiful to behold, no?

  • bkmn

    It seems like everything he touches turns to dust. It takes a lot of business acumen to do that.

    • TrollopeReader

      Gold Dust !

  • pickypecker
    • safari2bongaloo

      Her nails being the same color of the meet is making me feel kinda ill.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    People say they can’t vote for Hillary because they don’t trust her, and yet Trump gets away with such blatant lies as this.

    • bkmn

      They like being lied to, why else do they watch FuxSnooz?

    • safari2bongaloo

      I think you mean “gotcha lamestream media questions”. Which, at this point, I think includes everything ending in a question mark.

    • delk

      He sat in on Carley Fiorina’s “Lying 101” class she taught at Trump University.

    • Roy Biv

      Well, once Trump gets attacked nonstop for 2 decades and some change, it’ll finally catch on to Republicans he’s a yuge liar.

  • TexasBoy

    How dare you attack the Glorious Mr. Trump with facts? He will sue you, it will be yuuuuuge.

  • royinhell

    They covered this on last night’s Daily Show- also, Drumph claimed he “100% owns” the biggest winery on the east coast “Check it out!” They did. The website clearly states it is in “no way affiliated with Donald J Trump”.
    How can people be so fucking stupid?

    • kaydenpat

      He lives in his own yuuge world. He must not realize that every claim he makes can be fact checked.

      • pickypecker

        Imagine trying to be one of his hired handlers and trying to get him to realize things like this. Tough job, to say the least.

      • Larry Larson

        “Facts” are just pesky liberal lies!

        • Gianni

          Any facts that make Reps look bad/foolish/liars are liberal lies. Go the Breitbart News, they’ll explain it.

    • off leash

      Murica

    • Stev84

      Even when something is called “Trump…” that rarely means he owns it. One of the his main “businesses” is licensing his name to other companies. He is a narcissist.

    • tonyg

      Full quote “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.”

    • TrollopeReader
  • Judas Peckerwood

    I’m surprised he’s not claiming that he’s already built a wall along the border with Mexico.

    • kaydenpat

      It’s already built up in his mind. And it’s huge!!

      • Rebecca Gardner

        Mexico announces 4 lane tunnel 200 feet below wall.

  • Treant

    So…Donald Trump has no appreciable meat?

    We knew that.

    • TrollopeReader

      depreciating …. a word he knows well …

    • rusty57

      And it’s past it’s sell by date.

  • Dan

    …and still not as scary and awful as Ted Cruz, boy xtian.

    • Joseph Miceli

      I do NOT want to see his super hero outfit!

      • TrollopeReader

        it has boogery-snot on it’s mouth ….and his tongue spits out and licks it off…

        • Joseph Miceli

          I can’t “like” that, even though it was accurate.

  • Bruno

    There was an interview with Luther Campbell on CNN today in which he said that back in the day, everyone in his world wanted to be like Trump. It’s an image of riches and fame he’s projected that somehow defies plausibility arguments and facts. It’s like he’s Teflon when it comes to this persona he’s created.

    • Paige Turner

      Yes, and just like any persona (projection) its false.

  • MikeBx2

    And for the most part the media allows him to get away with this charade, Meanwhile they ask Clinton and Sanders about things they said back in 1957. WTF?

    • Mark

      I actually remember exactly what I said back in ’57.
      ma-ma
      da-da
      hey, I was only 2.

  • Steaks! Champagne! Water containing minimal amounts of lead and industrial effluent! Trump will give me all that if I vote for him?? I’m just dumb enough to believe that! He’s a TV star!

  • delk

    mmmm…..

    • GC

      Well, we’ve known for some time that the initial “T” is silent….

  • McShane
  • Guest Guestie

    It’s the Emperor’s New Clothes. Everything the man says is bullshit but his supporters just eat it all up. Eventually something is bound to stick to him and blow the whole house of cards down around him. It can’t happen soon enough, though – we’re running out of time here.

  • kaydenpat

    If only Trump could be shamed.

    • TrollopeReader

      i dunno… the Earth might go off on a tilt for a rotation or two ,,,

  • pickypecker
    • Beagle

      And sometimes, you’re on the stage.

  • Gustav2

    OT My Ohio State Sen Charleta B. Tavares is on MSNBC.

  • If he thinks the scrutiny of his person is ridiculous now, he should try to imagine what it will be like were he to be elected to the presidency. That’ll be yuuuuuge.

  • Roy Biv

    Shocked!

  • coram nobis

    Donald could always discount the steaks to $1.99/lb and call it two-buck chuck. He’ll meat you half-way and won’t be cowed.

    Q. If you find so much that is unworthy of reverence in the United States, then why do you live here?
    A. Why do men go to zoos?
    — H.L. Mencken, “Prejudices,” fifth series

  • TampaDink

    Truthful facts have no place in the “minds” & “hearts” of his followers.

    • TrollopeReader

      I wasn’t sure they had either if those!!

      • TampaDink

        I remain unconvinced about this as well. 😉

  • tonyg

    His water is distributed by Mountain Springs Water, “a leading provider of custom label water in small runs producing over
    500 individual brands for restaurants, colleges, casinos, hotels, and
    car dealerships.” I wouldn’t exactly call that a successful brand of water. I would call that paying a company to slap your picture on a bottle of water to give out at your hotels and golf tournaments.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Bottled Water, a.k.a. Municipal tap water put in an environmentally damaging package and sold back to rubes for a 180,000% mark-up. Yes, that is the actual markup percentage.

      • TrollopeReader

        yeah, but the pipes filling *his* bottles are gold-lined, not lead lined … so only a 112,000% mark up ….

    • Gianni

      Not too many years ago, people would have laughed in one’s face at the idea of putting water in a bottle and selling it. It still seems silly to me. But hell, it makes money.

  • Stev84

    Trump airlines failed because Trump did what he always does: make it a luxury product for super rich people

    The same way his resorts are all gold and his steaks were insanely expensive. What people really wanted were reasonably cheap flights.

    • safari2bongaloo

      The only thing golden the electorate will get from him being in office will be the ballroom he’ll mash on to the side of the white house and the warm trickle they’ll feel on their backs.

      • GC

        “Better to be pissed off than pissed on.”

    • tonyg

      Isn’t it public record that the airline defaulted on its loans and the ownership of Trump Shuttle passed to its creditors, namely Citicorp? Isn’t saying he sold the airline for a profit just a big ol’ fib?

      • Snarkaholic

        Trump Shuffle.

  • Octavio

    Default is just another word for negotiation. Everybody knows that except looooozers. 🙂

  • Xuuths

    He’s a fake, a liar, and a fraud. Not surprised.

    • Guest

      And yet they love him for it. The world is upside down.

  • Ernest Endevor

    Any day now the little dog will pull back the curtain.

  • TrollopeReader

    And some people doubt his Republican bona fides? He’s got the lying stuff down pat!

  • Rebecca Gardner

    This is a really good read and a refreshing bit of journalism.

    A Definitive History Of Trump Steaks™
    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2016/03/04/3756135/trump-steaks-a-definitive-history/

    • TrollopeReader

      yes, I read that the other day …. there should be a series: “A Definitive History Of Trump [product]™ , it would be informative and entertaining!

      • Rebecca Gardner

        I like your thinking!

        A Definitive History of Trump [Casinos] [Universities] etc.

  • Cary Chauvet

    This is a clear reason why I can’t stand to even listen to Trump. He is a con-artist extraordinaire, a buffoon pontificator of lies and misinformation and a bamboozler who knows there is a sucker born every minute. Every Trump supporter has been hoodwinked, deceived and duped.

  • jmax

    Okay, let’s pretend he’s not a lying douchenozzle and he really does have his own steak brand and magazine and winery. HOW THE FUCK DOES THAT QUALIFY HIM TO BE PRESIDENT?

    • Gianni

      Well, it doesn’t, but we’re talking voters, here. Can’t make a better point than that.

  • TJay229

    “Will y’all leave Trump alone, dammit..!”

    -Hillary Clinton –

  • sword

    I bet the previous night, Trump’s aides were pouring sparkling cider into champagne bottles and furiously gluing Trump labels to them: vintage 11PM.

  • Acronym Jim

    Remember when Drumpf said he’d let audience members at his “press conference” have some of his wine and steaks if they wanted some?

    Yeah, he was literally, without a hint of irony, offering raw meat to the crowd. I’d say this campaign couldn’t get any more bizarre, but I’m afraid of invoking the gods of serendipity.

    • Gianni

      Were there any takers? Would anyone seriously trust that pile of raw meat sitting unfrozen in a warm room for who knows how long before and during that show? I’ll answer that: Yes!

    • Raw, bloody meat… sound exactly right for his supporters.

      • Acronym Jim

        Exactly! I was stunned by the unintentional symbolism.

  • Jack_Carter_USA

    Not to mention that Herr Drumpfenfuhrer claimed to own Trump Winery even though he doesn’t, it’s wholly owned by his son. Either he doesn’t know what’s going on with his own companies or he knows his besotted personality-cult denizens don’t care.

    • Gianni

      He knows his supporters don’t give a damn. I mentioned to a friend of mine how juvenile and ridiculous Trump and Rubio were being with the personal insults (he’s a hard core Trump supporter) and he went on to explain to me that Rubio started it (which I don’t know or care). That’s supposed to suffice as an explanation of Trump’s behavior and a good reason to continue to support him. So, apparently, if a presidential candidate stoops to a childish, schoolyard level of personal insult, the other candidate must sink to the same level, apparently so that he won’t appear more mature and possessing some dignity as a possible President of the United States.

  • JT

    He really should be peddling Trump dildoes and buttplugs. They’d be right up his supporters … aholes.

  • Steven B

    Why doesn’t someone confront him on this? Why isn’t this all over the media?

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Well, Cooper did a whole segment on it the day after, as did MSNBC…..sadly, they haven’t pushed it and it’s already out of the news cycle. Simply put, no one cares because it’s not “good” tv. They have a vested interest in keeping Trump in the game. Ratings matter a hell of a lot more than principles.

      • Steven B

        But the problem here is that the people who watch AC and MSNBC are not the ones who need to see this! Put this shit on The Today Show and GMA. And make commercials about this for shows that the white trash watch like Duck Dynasty and The Maury Povich Show.

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          Oh, I completely agree, but as I said, the media want ratings, not facts that rock the boat.

  • Galvestonian

    Hear that flushing noise ??? It’s the Republican Party being flushed … oh … and the cries of dispair… well that’s the backbone of the Republican party finally realizing the mistake of bringing into the fold the conservative religious loonies, the largely uneducated sheeples and the bigots who now effectively control the party (much to their horror and dismay)

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    And yet, with all those lies so easily verified, his followers still lap up every bit of fecal material he spews…….truly disgusting.

  • Ryan Hunter

    Talk about a total bullshit artist!

  • bambinoitaliano

    • Snarkaholic

      Between Wendy’s buns.