#TBT: Watch Donald Trump Peddle Trump Steaks for The Sharper Image

Travel Back in Time to 2007, When the Real Estate Mogul Pitched Boxed Beef

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Donald Trump on the June 2007 cover of The Sharper Image catalog
Donald Trump on the June 2007 cover of The Sharper Image catalog

Donald Trump has slipped to second place in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC national poll of Republican primary voters -- but who wants to hear about that? Pollsters are losers, and so are the journalists at The Wall Street Journal and NBC. Meanwhile, Pope Francis has just suggested that Donald Trump "is not Christian" because a true Christian wouldn't take his harsh anti-immigrant positions -- but we're gonna ignore that too because frankly it sounds like sour grapes from a pontiff who didn't win New Hampshire.

So what can we talk about? Well, since it's Thursday and we like to celebrate #TBT (Throwback Thursday) how about this 2007 ad for Trump Steaks starring The Donald himself?

"When it comes to great steaks, I've just raised the stakes," he says at the start. "The Sharper Image is one of my favorite stores wth fantastic products of all kinds. That's why I'm thrilled they agree wth me: Trump Steaks are the world's greatest steaks, and I mean that in every sense of the word. ... Trump Steaks are by far the best-tasting, most flavorful beef you've ever had -- truly in a league of their own."

Not convinced yet? He goes on...

"Treat yourself to the very, very best life has to offer. ... One bite and you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. And believe me, I understand steaks -- it's my favorite food, and these are the best."

Simon Dumenco, aka Media Guy, is an Ad Age editor-at-large. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.

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