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Watch Trump bizarrely take credit for Budweiser’s new ‘America’ beer can on Fox & Friends

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Donald Trump is taking credit for Budweiser’s latest decision to change the name of their beer to “America” for the summer. He apparently thinks his slogan “Make America Great Again” influenced the company to change the name.

“Well, you know somebody who is trying to make America great again is Donald Trump. He joins us on the line,” Steve Doocy said on Wednesday’s “Fox and Friends.” “Donald Trump, do you think you had something to do with Budweiser changing the name of their beer for this summer from Budweiser to America?”

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“I think so,” Trump said. “They’re so impressed with what our country will become, they decided to do this before the fact.”

Anheuser-Busch announced the name change to much ridicule from social media for what some call “crappy” and “tasteless.” The “America” cans will last through the election as part of the “America is in Your Hands” campaign.

According to a release from Anheuser-Busch, the campaign’s new look is designed to remind “people from sea to shining sea to embrace the optimism upon which the country was first built.”

“We are embarking on what should be the most patriotic summer that this generation has ever seen, with Copa America Centenario being held on U.S. soil for the first time, Team USA competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games,” said Ricardo Marques, vice president, Budweiser. “Budweiser has always strived to embody America in a bottle, and we’re honored to salute this great nation where our beer has been passionately brewed for the past 140 years.”

The press release did not mention Mr. Trump nor his campaign.

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After Trump: No free pass for Republicans — they own this nightmare

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With the impeachment inquiry leveling up this month as public hearings begin, and with an election that might actually be the end of Donald Trump now less than a year away, the campaign to let Trump's Republican allies — even the most villainous offenders — move on and pretend this never happened is already underway.

This article first appeared in Salon.

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As climate crisis-fueled fires rage, fears grow of an ‘uninhabitable’ California

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‘A profound emoluments clause violation’: Andrew Napolitano slams Trump’s hosting the G7 at Doral

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