A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 05, 2016
“Ban pre-shredded cheese. Make America grate again!”

"Make America Great Again” is a political slogal that was used by Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) in the 1980s. American businessman and politician Donald Trump used the slogan since at least 2011 (when he thought about running for the 2012 presidential election) and popularized it in 2015 (when he ran for the 2016 presidential election). Trump trademarked “Make America Great Again.”

“Great” is often made into a “grate” cheese pun. “You mean: like politicians in a cheese grater? @TheTweetOfGod Rick Perry will make America grate again” was cited on Twitter on October 24, 2011. “Trump: We will ban the importation of pre-cut cheese from overseas Interviewer: but why Trump: WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GRATE AGAIN” was cited on Twitter on June 16, 2015.

“Trump wants to ban the sale of pre-shredded cheese. He wants to make America grate again” was posted on reddit on February 20, 2016. Wallingford Chevron (Seattle, WA), known for putting witting sayings on its sign, posted in March 2016:

“BAN PRE-SHREDDED CHEESE
MAKE AMERICA GRATE AGAIN.”


Similar “grate” cheese puns include “What do you call a block of cheese that hasn’t been shredded?"/"Ungrateful” and “Why didn’t the cheese want to get sliced?"/"It had grater plans.”


Twitter
Washington Examiner
‏@dcexaminer
#cpac Donald Trump: If I run, and if I win, I will make America great again: From the moment Donald Trump wheele… http://bit.ly/ft4JFS
6:11 PM - 10 Feb 2011

Twitter
Chip
‏@stillchip
You mean: like politicians in a cheese grater? @TheTweetOfGod Rick Perry will make America grate again. via @bfwriter
8:56 PM - 24 Oct 2011

Twitter
Donald J. Trump
‏@realDonaldTrump
I hope you can go to @oreillyfactor and vote for Donald Trump in order to Make America Great Again! Thanks.
8:26 PM - 30 Jan 2015

Daily Mail (UK)
EXCLUSIVE: Trump trademarked slogan ‘Make America Great Again’ just DAYS after the 2012 election and says Ted Cruz has agreed not to use it again after Scott Walker booms it TWICE in speech
. Donald Trump tells Daily Mail Online that the line ‘is my whole theme’
. Ronald Reagan first popularized ‘Let’s Make America Great Again’ in 1979 and 1980, and Trump was there to see it as one of his first backers
. Trademark papers were filed in November 2012, indicating how long Trump has been thinking about a serious run for the White House
. Cruz dropped the line into his campaign launch video, but just in passing
. Walker ended his speech Saturday in South Carolina with the slogan, booming it twice for emphasis
. Chris Christie used it at the 2012 Republican National Convention and got a round of applause in Tampa
. Now Trump will own the line for the purposes of ‘promoting public awareness of political issues and fundraising in the field of politics’
By DAVID MARTOSKO, US POLITICAL EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 11:04 EST, 12 May 2015 | UPDATED: 23:28 EST, 12 May 2015

Twitter
John B
‏@johnb78
Trump: We will ban the importation of pre-cut cheese from overseas
Interviewer: but why
Trump: WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GRATE AGAIN
10:32 AM - 16 Jun 2015

Twitter
Thomas Horine
‏@thomashorine
BAN DOMESTIC SALES OF PRE-GRATED PARMESAN CHEESE!
MAKE AMERICA GRATE AGAIN!!
9:02 PM - 5 Oct 2015

Twitter
John Bicknell
‏@JohnBick1960
Ban shredded cheese. Make America grate again. #GOPDebate
8:04 PM - 15 Dec 2015

The Mercury News (San Jose, CA)
Where’s the beef in campaign slogans?
By Malcolm Fleschner
Daily News Columnist
POSTED:  01/13/2016 11:31:41 PM PST
(...)
By contrast, Donald Trump has had more success with his new slogan—witness all the Trump supporters proudly sporting their “Make America Great Again” hats that were made in China. The slogan is not really new, of course, but is actually a slightly altered version of “Make America grate again,” an old cheese industry ad campaign encouraging Americans to buy blocks of parmesan.

Antiwar.com
Trump and the Conservative Establishment Deserve Each Other
by Sheldon Richman, January 30, 2016
(...)
The neoconservatives overlook another point they share with Trump: the lust for national greatness. Surely they have not forgotten Trump’s goal to “Make America Great Again,” though if they only heard (rather than read) the slogan, they’d be forgiven for thinking he said, “Make America Grate Again.” Either way, cowing other countries is his strategy.

reddit
Trump wants to ban the sale of pre-shredded cheese. (self.Jokes)
submitted February 20, 2016 by ericisaacx2
He wants to make America grate again.

Twitter
Wallingford Chevron
‏@WallingfordSign
BAN PRE-SHREDDED CHEESE
MAKE AMERICA GRATE AGAIN
9:11 AM - 17 Mar 2016

CBS 6, WTVR-TV (Richmond, VA)
Gas station’s hilarious signs make filling up more fun
POSTED 11:50 AM, MARCH 18, 2016, BY TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE, UPDATED AT 07:34PM, MARCH 18, 2016
WALLINGFORD, Wash. — The Wallingford Sign, located outside of a Chevron gas station, boasts witty sayings, like this one: “Ban pre-shredded cheese. Make America grate again.”

(Trademark)
Word Mark MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN
Goods and Services IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Political action committee services, namely, promoting public awareness of political issues. FIRST USE: 20150412. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20150412
IC 036. US 100 101 102. G & S: Fundraising in the field of politics. FIRST USE: 20150522. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20150522
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 85783371
Filing Date November 19, 2012
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition October 29, 2013
Registration Number 4773272
Registration Date July 14, 2015
Owner (REGISTRANT) Trump, Donald J. INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 725 Fifth Avenue New York NEW YORK 10022
(LAST LISTED OWNER) DONALD J. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT, INC. UNKNOWN VIRGINIA 725 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK NEW YORK 10022
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record Patrice P. Jean
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
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Posted by Barry Popik
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