Sunday, 20 March 2016

Donald Trump ™ ®

...or why Donald Trump ™ ® cannot be legally a candidate for the US presidential election...

It is the same suit and tie isn't it?

We have all read the news this week about Hulk Hogan and the landmark court ruling that awarded $115 million in damages on what would have been another trivial Hollywood sex tape story.

The principle is very simple. Terry Bollea was filmed unaware while having sex. The video was published and Terry claimed that his privacy was invaded and his business tarnished. The verdict was very, very straighforward: Terry Bollea gets $60 million for damages and Hulk Hogan ™ ® $55 million for commercial damages. This ruling is not only about privacy, it is also about how private people can inflict or be damaged commercially by actions of a third party. This is as clean cut as it can be... How many people are fired or have a lawsuit each day for bringing a company name ™ ® into disrepute? The third party in this case surely brought Hulk Hogan ™ ® into disrepute by targeting Terry Bollea. The court ruling made a clear distinction between the two personae, Terry Bollea is not Hulk Hogan.

This leads me straight to Donald Trump. This American Republican candidate has lived all his life around his name brand. He does not try to hide it at all, he boasts about it... The man you are voting for is the man that was "built" throughout an entire lifetime. Donald Trump is a salesman  and this is the ultimate sales pitch and ultimate sale (give me your votes now, not dollars). It can be resumed in a simple equality that reads like this:

Donald Trump = Donald Trump ™ ®

Trump makes a lot of noise, mostly white, about this. His USP is how the great success story of Donald Trump ™ ® can be transferred to the White House in its entirety. And that is the reason why, because of the equality above, Donald Trump (™ ®) cannot be legally elected for President of the United States of America, just in the same way the "person" on the photo below is as far as I know still unelectable...


As we are now we do not have a clue who Donald Trump is, no one does... and I am pretty sure neither does he.

3 comments:

  1. I can't tell if you're serious or joking. For this inane argument to work, Donald Trump himself would have to go out and publicly claim for decades that his name is no longer his name but instead, a brand and copyrighted. Then he would need an alternate name he is also publicly known by at the same time.

    Your argument has NOTHING to do with the Hogan case.

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    1. I can't tell if you're serious or joking. For this inane argument to work, Donald Trump himself would have to go out and publicly claim for decades that his name is no longer his name but instead, a brand and copyrighted. Then he would need an alternate name he is also publicly known by at the same time.

      Your argument has NOTHING to do with the Hogan case.

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    2. It has if you understand the principle of contradiction

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