Trump Copied Another Family's Coat Of Arms - 2017-05-29
WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump's company, the Trump Organization, is marking golf properties and related products in the U.S with a coat of arms that belongs to a different family, after being barred by British authorities from doing so in the United Kingdom, according to a New York Times report on Sunday.
The Trump emblem is a nearly exact copy of the crest Britain granted to American diplomat Joseph Edward Davies in 1939. There's just one tweak: where the original featured "integritas," the Latin word for integrity, the president's version substitutes, inevitably, the name "Trump."
The billionaire developer appears to have begun using the coat of arms after he bought the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, in 1985. The property was being run by a foundation set up by Davies' third wife, cereal-company heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post.