Tennessee radio host asks for $100K for charity in exchange for Trump slogan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Nationally syndicated country music radio show host Bobby Estell, known on-air as Bobby Bones, recently purchased an available trademark for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

Bones filed for and received the trademark for the slogan “Make America Great Again” after discovering it was not trademarked for clothing, accessories and swimwear. Trump owns the trademark for other uses of the slogan.

After receiving the trademark, Bones tweeted to presidential hopeful Donald Trump that he would give him the trademark in exchange for a $100,000 donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, which specializes in treating children with cancer and other deadly diseases.

In one tweet dated Aug. 7, Bones wrote, “Hey @realDonaldTrump, if you donate 100k to @stjude, I will give you your clothing trademark back. thanks! – Bobby”

Another tweet from the same day said, “Hey @realDonaldTrump. I don’t even want this trademark. Let’s get this thing done. I want no money. Just for @StJude.”

Potential voters thought Bones’ idea was a nice gesture in what can be a negative field of political competition.

“Giving back to kids and the community isn’t that what all this is about anyway,” Kate Nivens said. “Representing your community and making sure everyone is healthy that is what they should be all about.”

Gayla Pennington is visiting Nashville from Ohio.

“I think the children’s foundation is good,” she said. “That is a good way to get some money.”

News 2 reached out to the Trump campaign for comment but has not heard if he will make the donation.

Trump is leading the GOP field of presidential candidates.

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