Donald Trump’s ego has no bounds.
He is the Earth. He is the Sun. He is therefore the source of energy for the hops and barley used to brew beer. It is only with such airtight reasoning that one would take credit for the fact that Budweiser is planning to rename its eponymous beer “America” from May 23 through the election in November.
But that’s what the presumptive Republican presidential nominee did when he phoned into Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” on Wednesday morning, setting up one of the most Trumpian statements of the election yet:
And Budweiser isn’t even owned by an American company anymore; Anheuser-Busch, its brewer, is now owned by Belgium-based company InBev.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.