PORTLAND, OR (WCMH) — Brian Trump isn’t even related to GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump, but says his vanity license plates have caused him and his family to be harassed.
“I think that if I was related I would have a slightly different hair pattern, but no. No relation that I know of,” Brian Trump tells KATU.
But it in the past year and a half, Brian has gotten some attention on the road, and some of it hasn’t been good.
“I’ve gotten a couple of thumbs up driving by or what have you, but it’s generally the vulgar language, mean looks, flipping you off… That kind of thing has unfortunately been a lot more common.”
And it’s all because of his vanity license plates that simply say TRUMP. “Thought it would be cool to have my name on there. Proud of the name. Just kind of ran with it, so got those plates nine years ago…”
Brian said even his wife embraced the name and had similar plates put on her car, but his humor quickly turned to concern when three men recently intimidated his wife. “You have three grown man yelling at a woman alone in her car. It’s… It’s kind of scary. You know? You don’t want something to happen,” he told KATU.
Despite the recent harassment, Brian says he’s going to keep his TRUMP plates. “I’m sticking with it. I’m not going to let someone bully me out of my plate.”
But Brian said he’ll take some measurements, in the form of a vinyl sticker, to clear up the plate’s meaning. “It’s going to say it’s my last name and, ‘I’ve got better hair,’ and make sure that we got the silhouette of the Donald Trump hair right there. I think it’ll finish it off nicely.”