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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 08:27 AM

Trump's company applied to trademark 'telerally.' Then, President Trump held a telerally.

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Trump’s company applied to trademark ‘telerally.’ Then, President Trump held a telerally.

By David A. Fahrenthold and Colby Itkowitz
July 22, 2020 at 3:04 p.m. EDT

President Trump’s private company filed a trademark application last week that suggested that it is starting a new line of business: organizing “telerallies” for political campaigns.

In an application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a subsidiary of the Trump Organization sought to trademark the word “telerally,” for use in “organizing events in the field of politics and political campaigning.”

That could mark a shift in the company’s business model. Since Trump took office, his business has been paid millions by political campaigns, including Trump’s reelection effort. But it always remained one step away from politics: The company rented out ballrooms and office space to campaigns but did not market itself as a political company or offer services related to rallies or reaching voters.

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Anu Narayanswamy contributed to this report.

David Fahrenthold
David A. Fahrenthold is a reporter covering the Trump family and its business interests. He has been at The Washington Post since 2000, and previously covered Congress, the federal bureaucracy, the environment and the D.C. police. Follow https://twitter.com/Fahrenthold

Colby Itkowitz
Colby Itkowitz is a national politics reporter for The Washington Post. She joined the Post in March 2014. Before coming to the Post, Colby was the D.C. correspondent for The (Allentown) Morning Call and transportation policy reporter at Congressional Quarterly. Follow https://twitter.com/colbyitkowitz

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mahatmakanejeeves Jul 2020 OP
Laelth Jul 2020 #1
ResistantAmerican17 Jul 2020 #2
packman Jul 2020 #3
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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 08:42 AM

1. Always seeing what he can get away with.

Always looking for a new con.

Such a child!

-Laelth

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 08:43 AM

2. Joseph Goebbels would be proud!!

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 09:16 AM

3. Ah,another bankrupt Trump business on the horizon

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 10:24 AM

4. Another way to funnel campaign funds into his own pocket.

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