Well, it looks like former businessman Donald Trump and his team forgot to trademark the Trump name on one very important product in Mexico: toilet paper.
On Thursday, The Associated Press reported that Antonio Battaglia, a corporate lawyer from Mexico, has created a Trump brand toilet paper featuring the amazingly topical slogans, “Softness without borders” and “This is the wall that, yes, we will pay for.”
Battaglia is offended by Trump’s insults and his plan to build a wall on the shared U.S. and Mexico border, but according to records, his trademark for the Trump toilet paper was actually approved by Mexicos Institute of Industrial Property back in October 2015. So looks like he was wayyyy ahead of the game.
The institute has granted Trumps organization various other trademarks for his name relating to construction, hotels, tourism, real estate, and financial services in Mexico, but alas, they forgot to cover “hygenic paper.”
As you can see by Battaglia’s mock-up illustration below, the Trump Paper packaging even features a toilet paper roll that resembles Trump complete with squinting eyes and a golden hair flip, of course. The package also contains four “puros rollos” a double-entendre that literally translates to “pure rolls” in Spanish but can be understood as “pure nonsense.”
My thinking was: We cant keep quiet, right? he told APwhile reflecting on Trump’s controversial characterizations of migrants. “So with this insult that was made, [I figured] Im going to add my grain of sand in response.”
Packages of the toilet paper are expected to be produced later this year, and 30 percent of the profits will reportedly be donated to programs supporting migrants.
We have a feeling Trump probably won’t be too happy when he finds out that he’s inspired a toilet paper brand … or, hey, for all we know he could wind up dubbing it the best toilet paper in the world.
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