https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/16/trump-t ... ident.html (February 16, 2018)"Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President," Trump tweeted as he departed the White House for South Florida, the location of his private Mar-a-Lago club. "The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong – no collusion!"
U.S. News & World Report - Roger Stone: Trump Told Me He’d Run on New Year’s Day 2013
https://www.usnews.com/news/national-ne ... s-day-2013 (February 3, 2017)"He told me on New Year's Day 2013 that he was running for president in 2016," Stone writes in "The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution."
CNN - Donald Trump trademarks 'Make America Great Again'
http://money.cnn.com/2015/10/08/investi ... index.html (October 8, 2015)Trump applied for a trademark for "Make America Great Again" in November 2012 -- mere days after the last presidential election.
Trademark applications typically take a long time to process. Trump only received the "Make America Great Again" trademark in July of this year.
Here's where it gets interesting: The trademark is specifically for "political action committee services." In other words, it doesn't say anything about hats, T-shirts, etc.