Is Budweiser Super Bowl Ad a Swipe at Donald Trump?
Whether it's talking frogs, giant horses, or sentient bottles wearing helmets, Budweiser ads are a familiar and time-honored part of every Super Bowl. So much so that a Super Bowl without a Budweiser ad would be like a Tour de France without rampant doping.
One of this year's Budweiser ads is already generating controversy. Some people are saying it's a very obvious criticism of Donald Trump. Specifically, his recent executive order on immigration. A rep for the beer company says it's not.
According to the spokesman, "there's really no correlation with anything else that's happening in the country".
There are some people who say the story of Adolphus Busch immigrating to America and facing harsh anti-immigrant sentiment is obviously a commentary on Trump's recent policies. Others say, if anything, it shows the value of LEGAL immigration (although, when Busch came to America there wasn't really a concept of legal or illegal immigration as we think of it today).
Here's the spot that's going to air on Sunday. You can judge for yourself.