FBN’s Cheryl Casone on Hershey’s acquisition of Pirate Brands.
President Trump is not known for his sweet tooth, but on his way to Hershey, Pennsylvania, for a rally Tuesday night he professed himself to be a chocolate lover and of the iconic American brand.
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The tweet prompted some not-so-sweet comments about Trump, naturally, but also had others expressing their devotion to the chocolatier.
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Trump has had several experiences with Hershey's while in the White House. In 2017, the company's Kisses were handed out to children at the White House during Halloween in special presidential boxes. Some of those boxes are seen as collector's items and are up for grabs on auction website eBay.
Ironically, those Kisses would become a concern for Hershey because of tariffs and the trade war. Tariffs of 10 percent on aluminum, partly used in the candy's silver wrapper, were announced by the Trump administration on March 8, 2018.