— Gray Matter (@zengadfly) May 10, 2016
Trump Derangement Syndrome is off to a good start.
According to the New Republic, we have Donald Trump to blame for Budweiser’s attempt to rename its signature beer brand “America” for this year’s election:
— New Republic (@NewRepublic) May 10, 2016
What, it’s not because of global warming or George W. Bush’s fault? An excerpt:
This stupid Budweiser campaign is Donald Trump’s fault. If we think of the U.S. presidential election season not only as a grand exercise in democracy, but as a vast proving ground for how to sell a message to millions of Americans, then Trump’s campaign is surely being studied by every marketing agency in the country. The secret to his success, and the main rhetorical innovation he has brought to presidential politics, is to dispel subtlety altogether and make subtext text. Undocumented immigrants aren’t just shadowy threats to the American citizenry; they’re rapists and drug dealers. Ted Cruz isn’t merely an unctuous politician who will say whatever it takes to win; he’s Lyin’ Ted. Discussions of the size of Trump’s hands aren’t really about the size of his hands; they’re about the size of his penis. Time was that voters had to suss this intended meaning out for themselves, but no longer.
According to the Washington Post, the “America” cans — if approved by regulators — will include patriotic phrases such as “E Pluribus Unum,” “Liberty and Justice for All” and “Indivisible Since 1776.”
Do we need to remind Budweiser that they’re no longer an American company?
Budweiser is owned by a Belgian company. https://t.co/YGF4EeZMXm
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) May 10, 2016
To be more accurate, Budweiser should put "Belgian Multinational Corporation" on its cans until November.
— Ryan Teague Beckwith (@ryanbeckwith) May 10, 2016
*Belgian-owned since 2008 https://t.co/J0DLH66osM
— Robert Benzie (@robertbenzie) May 10, 2016
And what about Bud Light? Here’s a suggestion:
If Budweiser is now called "America," shouldn't they change Bud Light to "Canada" ?
— Jason Noble (@jasonnobleDMR) May 10, 2016
Heh. Anything is better than those awful Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen Bud Light commercials:
— Bud Light (@budlight) May 4, 2016