- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 20, 2015

Businessman Donald Trump on Thursday appeared somewhat stunned himself that he apparently managed to trademark his 2016 presidential campaign slogan of “Make America Great Again.”

“I’ve had a lot of pleasant surprises,” Mr. Trump said via phone on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I’ve met great people; I’ve met tremendous enthusiasm.”

“My theme is ‘make American great again.’ I’ve even copyrighted it, can you believe it? Nobody else can use it,” he said. “At the beginning, they started using it. And I said you can’t use it — it’s copyright. I can’t believe I got the copyright on that one, but I guess I have a good lawyer, right? That’s what I do.”

• David Sherfinski can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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