Trump Steaks

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Trump Steaks was a brand of steaks owned by Donald Trump that launched in 2007 and were sold at The Sharper Image[1] and QVC.[2][3] Trump was featured on the June 2007 issue of the Sharper Image magazine to promote his then-new brand of steaks, which were billed as the "world's greatest". [4] Prices of the four packages of Trump Steaks varied from $199 to $999.[5] The Sharper Image closed the following year after filing for bankruptcy.[6] The Trump Steaks trademark was canceled in December 2014 according to a trademark search through the United States Patent and Trademark Office.[7]

During the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a Super PAC supporting John Kasich produced an ad mocking Trump Steaks.[6] Steaks from Bush Brothers Provision Co. were on display at Trump's election-night speech on March 8, 2016 during which Trump claimed them to be "Trump Steaks", Trump-branded wine and water were also displayed, as an example of Trump's success in business.[8] Observers there noted the Trump-branded steaks were produced by a butcher in West Palm Beach, Florida.[2] In an interview with Anderson Cooper the following day, Trump explained that he does not process the steaks but instead purchases them from local suppliers before subsequently relabeling them.[8]

References

  1. Holodny, Elena (10 October 2014). "12 Donald Trump businesses that no longer exist". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 4 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nelson, Libby (9 March 2016). "Donald Trump spent election night pitching Trump products that you can't buy anymore". Vox. Retrieved 9 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/donald-trump-steaks-press-conference-220468
  4. Koffler, Jacob (7 August 2015). "Donald Trump's 16 Biggest Business Failures and Successes". Time. Retrieved 4 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Dowell, Sharon (11 July 2007). "Dinner with The Donald 'World's Greatest' Trump Steaks definitely high in quality and high in price". The Oklahoman. Retrieved 4 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. 6.0 6.1 Gass, Nick (11 December 2015). "Kasich super PAC ad mocks Trump's steak business". Politico. Retrieved 4 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. SIEMASZKO, CORKY (10 March 2016). "The Trademark on Trump Steaks Was Canceled Two Years Ago, Records Show". MSNBC.com. Retrieved 12 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. 8.0 8.1 Campbell, Colin (10 March 2016). "Anderson Cooper grills Donald Trump about the 'Trump Steaks' piled up at Trump's press conference". Business Insider. Retrieved 10 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>