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Trump stole another family’s crest – and wants to trademark it to sell some furniture

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A company connected to Donald Trump has filed to trademark a coat of arms the president’s company allegedly plagiarized from the original owners of Mar-a-Lago.

According to documents obtained by celebrity gossip site The Blast, an LLC linked to the Trump Organization filed to trademark the crest so it can be used on Trump-branded furniture. Specifically, the report noted, the filing would allow the crest Trump is barred from using in the United Kingdom to be used on shelving and storage units.

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The crest features a shield emblazoned with three lions and two chevrons with a “tiny” hand clenching a spear at the top. The original belonged to the family of Joseph Edward Davies, the third husband of Mar-a-Lago builder Marjorie Merriweather Post, and featured the word “integritas,” which is Latin for “integrity.” The term was replaced with the word “Trump” after the president’s organization took over ownership of the “Winter White House.”

The Scottish coat of arms authority has banned the Trump Organization from using the crest in the UK — but that hasn’t stopped the president’s company from using it at its gold clubs in the United States. The Blast noted the trademark filing specifies the entire coat of arms should be gold.


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Trump’s is appealing to an electorate that is ‘dissolving before his eyes’: columnist

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Writing in The Atlantic this Thursday, Ronald Brownstein says that Donald Trump is running for reelection for an America that "no longer exists."

"Trump in recent weeks has repeatedly reprised two of Richard Nixon’s most memorable rallying cries, promising to deliver 'law and order' for the 'silent majority,'" Brownstein writes. "But in almost every meaningful way, America today is a radically different country than it was when Nixon rode those arguments to win the presidency in 1968 amid widespread anti-war protests, massive civil unrest following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., white flight from major cities, and rising crime rates. Trump’s attempt to emulate that strategy may only prove how much the country has changed since it succeeded."

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Trump is a friendless ‘psychopath’ who now sees Kavanaugh and Gorsuch as enemies: Art of the Deal ghostwriter

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Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, who were nominated by Donald Trump, voted with the majority on Thursday against the president. Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter behind “Trump: The Art of the Deal,” says that the president now views the two Supreme Court justices as his enemies.

“The psychopathy is why he does what he does,” Schwartz told CNN. “He has no conscience and so breaking the law for him is no big deal.”

The Supreme Court rejected claims by Trump's attorneys that the president enjoyed absolute immunity, but the rulings may still allow him to keep his financial records secret until after the November election.

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‘Trump may well face charges’ after Supreme Court gave prosecutors access to financial records: Legal experts

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President Donald Trump could potentially face charges after the Supreme Court dealt him a loss in Trump v. Vance .

The ruling gives Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. the go-ahead to subpoena Trump’s accounting firm as part of his investigation into possible tax crimes involving hush money payments to his mistresses, according to attorneys Norm Eisen and Bassetti in Just Security.

"Trump has significant state law criminal exposure in connection with his hush money payments (for which his fixer Michael Cohen has already gone to jail on federal charges) — and more," the pair wrote. "Trump cannot pardon himself for state law offenses on his way out the door. And the Justice Department’s position that a sitting president cannot be indicted does not bind New York state authorities."

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