Two days from President-elect Trump's inauguration, the incoming commander-in-chief is enjoying a frenzy of media attention. Perhaps he sees it as a last hurrah before he closes the White House off from the press entirely. On Wednesday morning, The Washington Post published an interview with Trump focusing on what may be the most successful element of his campaign: his slogan, "Make America Great Again."
One especially interesting point in the interview came about halfway through, when Trump dropped everything to proudly share the slogan for his 2020 reelection campaign. He even shouted for his lawyer (like a sultan summoning a eunuch) so he could trademark it before those sneaky Post writers stole the idea.
Halfway through his interview with The Washington Post, Trump shared a bit of news: He already has decided on his slogan for a reelection bid in 2020.
“Are you ready?” he said. “ ‘Keep America Great,’ exclamation point.”
“Get me my lawyer!” the president-elect shouted.
Two minutes later, one arrived.
“Will you trademark and register, if you would, if you like it — I think I like it, right? Do this: ‘Keep America Great,’ with an exclamation point. With and without an exclamation. ‘Keep America Great,’ ” Trump said.
“Got it,” the lawyer replied.
That bit of business out of the way, Trump returned to the interview.
There you have it: "Keep America Great." It's certainly a logical slogan, if not that original. (Not that "Make America Great Again" was original–as the Post points out, it was used by both Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.)
Best of luck to President-elect Trump on not being impeached before he has a chance to use his new slogan.