For the rest of the summer, when you reach for an ice cold Budweiser, you’ll actually be reaching for an ice cold can of pure America. Thanks to a sudden uptick in patriotism, the beer manufacturer is temporarily re-naming its signature adult beverage to celebrate the red, white, and blue.
It makes sense. After all, Budweiser just might be the official beer of everything that’s great about summertime in the U. S. of A., like baseball, char-grilled encased meats, high-waisted jean shorts, blowing off unnecessary digits with illegal fireworks, and a Donald Trump campaign.
Not coincidentally, the Orange One, whose “Make America Great Again” slogan might have inspired the official ‘Murican resurgence, is taking credit for Budweiser’s decision. On Fox and Friends, Trump claimed that “they’re so impressed with what our country will become that they decided to do this before the fact.”
He hasn’t even been elected yet and President Donald Trump is already having a real-world impact from the future. You might need a Budwe…err…an America or six to be able to digest that. Especially because you know, in your heart, that he’s probably right.
But even if Budweiser didn’t take Trump’s campaign slogan to heart when making their name change, that won’t matter much to Donald Trump. Just since beginning his campaign, he’s taken credit for lots of things that he’s only, possibly, maybe tangentially responsible for, if at all.
- Trump said that his attacks on Hillary Clinton had an impact on the Iowa caucuses, causing Bernie Sanders to “leapfrog” the Democratic front-runner among caucus-goers.
- Trump said, in all caps on Twitter, that he was the driving force behind a Department of Homeland Security decision to launch large-scale immigration raids.
- Trump took credit for saving jobs at an Ohio Ford plant, even though it was actually John Kasich. In 2011.
- Donald Trump said he had “something to do” with Iran releasing a number of political prisoners in January, noting that he’d been “hitting them hard” on social media.
- Trump claimed to have gotten a news org booted out of a GOP debate.
- Trump claimed to have coined the phrase “Make America Great Again,” even though that honor actually belongs to Ronald Reagan (though Trump did register the trademark).
- Trump also claimed to have coined the phrase “Never ever quit, never give up,” in his book The Art of the Deal (he didn’t, but he did coin the phrase “think big“).
- And rounding out the alcoholic beverage debate, Trump also claimed to own Trump Winery, but while he may have once manufactured Trump steaks, and the vineyard does turn out a rather lovely Blanc de blanc, his eonology credentials are a “throne of lies.”
Anyway, regardless of whether his claims have merit or not, on behalf of The Donald himself, Heat Street has only one thing to say: You’re welcome, America.