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Trump gets trademark for campaign slogan after charity donation

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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump this week doled out money for his 2016 presidential campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” after a radio host indicated he would give Trump the trademark phrase.
 
Radio host Bobby Estell, better known as Bobby Bones, was the first to file a trademark application for the “Make America Great Again” slogan, TMZ reported in August.
 
{mosads}At the time, he requested a one-on-one with the celebrity businessman and a $100,000 donation to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
 
On Thursday, the host tweeted, “can’t say how much the check was for. but thanks Donald Trump. This check goes to St Jude. have your slogan back.” 
 
He included a photo of a signed check, with the fund amount whited out. It showed the description of funds as “transfer of trademark.” He also showed an envelop emblazoned with the Trump Organization logo.
 
 
“We simply reimbursed him the money he had paid to try and register the trademark and allowed him to donate it to St. Jude’s Hospital for which Mr. Trump’s son Eric has helped raise millions of dollars toward cancer research,” Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told The Hill.
 
The “Make America Great Again” phrase has appeared on baseball caps in Trump’s online store for months. 
 
It’s also been shown on other campaign apparel and paraphernalia including T-shirts, hoodies and bumper stickers advertising the real estate tycoon’s White House bid.
 
Trump participated in the third Republican presidential debate Wednesday night in Colorado before heading to a campaign rally in Nevada on Thursday.
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