Nearly one year after former Congressman Jeffrey Martin Landry had been elected as the Attorney General and less than two weeks after Donald Trump won a stunning upset over Hillary Clinton, Landry saw a business opportunity.

On Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, J.M. Landry and Associates, his solely-held consulting company, filed to trademark a Trump-inspired clothing line of “t-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, shirts, pants, trousers, shorts, jackets, pullovers, socks, footwear, hats, swimwear, baby clothing (namely, one piece garments), children’s t-shirts,” from his office at the Region’s Bank building in New Iberia, which, incidentally, is the same location listed for his law firm.

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According to his personal financial disclosure statements from 2015, Landry made between $50,000-$99,999 from his consulting company that year. 2016 disclosures are not yet available online.

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Landry wanted to strike while the iron was hot, so he trademarked the slogan “Make Christmas Great Again,” a brazen appropriation of Donald Trump’s trademarked campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.”

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If his trademark is approved (the one and only trademark for which his firm has ever sought), the Attorney General of Louisiana could make a private fortune selling cheap clothes with a slogan he shamelessly appropriated from the current President of the United States, profiting from a sacred religious holiday that many Christians believe to be under attack by people who, like Landry, denigrate their faith by marginalizing the life of Jesus Christ like it’s merely a consumer product.

The newest battlefront in the so-called War Against Christmas isn’t political correctness; it’s naked political greed.

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