John Nichols: Trump wants to take the internet down with him | John Nichols

“If the FCC grants the administration’s proposal, no websites or platforms would be able to set their own standards for their online communities,” explained Gaurav Laroia, senior counsel for the grassroots media and democracy group Free Press. “It would seriously threaten the ability of marginalized groups to organize and express their views without the government forcing them to allow racist and sexist interlopers into every conversation. It would leave sites little choice but to drown in posts from bigots, propagandists, conspiracy theorists and trolls.”

Vigilance is required on every front to assure that Trump does not do more damage before Jan. 20. But defenders of honest discourse and the democracy that extends from it should be especially alert to the threat posed by Trump’s pressuring of his FCC minions might crash the internet in response to a presidential fit of pique.

John Nichols is associate editor of The Capital

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Trump sat behind an itty-bitty desk, and the Internet loved it

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s President Trump’s absurdly tiny desk.

The leader of the free world sat behind what appeared to be a wooden end table of some sort on Thursday, the first time he took questions from reporters since losing the presidential election. At the diminutive table, Trump conducted a video call with troops for Thanksgiving and responded to reporters’ questions about his baseless allegations of election fraud. At one point, Trump snapped at a Reuters White House correspondent, calling him a “lightweight” and saying “don’t talk to me that way” in a moment of pique.

But the internet was all about the desk.

The smooth brown tabletop, four shortish legs, and giant presidential seal barely contained Trump’s 6-foot, 3-inch frame in front of a gaggle of journalists. That, coupled with the strangely unkempt green shag carpet, giant microphone stand, and an untrimmed Christmas tree, made for

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On Trump, Biden, and McCain: some observations on civility

Dear reader:
 
 The late Sen. John McCain would have been proud of his friend President-elect Joe Biden. The two went back decades – back, even, to before Mr. McCain’s election to Congress. In the late 1970s, when the Arizona Republican was the Navy’s Senate liaison, he used to carry the young Senator Biden’s bags on overseas trips.
 
 “That was almost 40 years ago, and by God, I still resent it,” Senator McCain joked at a 2016 event celebrating their enduring bipartisan friendship.
 
 They were the recipients of an award for “civility in public life,” a poignant event. But has civility, I wondered, become so rare that notable practitioners merit a prize? Both men were appearing in person, so I decided to go. Here’s the story.
 
 Now, civility seems to be in even shorter supply. The presidential election of 2020 was the ugliest in memory, and it’s still winding down. On

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Comedians Buy Trump 2024 Website Domain to Call President a ‘Loser’

Two comedians have purchased and set up a website for DonaldJTrump2024.com. The site largely mocks President Donald Trump for losing the 2020 presidential election and refusing to concede.



a baseball player throwing a ball: Two comedians have purchased DonaldJTrump2024.com to mock President Donald Trump about his loss in the 2020 election. In this November 26, 2020 photo, Trump golfs at Trump National Golf Club on in Sterling, Virginia.


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Two comedians have purchased DonaldJTrump2024.com to mock President Donald Trump about his loss in the 2020 election. In this November 26, 2020 photo, Trump golfs at Trump National Golf Club on in Sterling, Virginia.

The website looks almost identical to Trump’s actual website, DonaldJTrump.com, even using the same main image and font. However, the comedians’ website calls Trump a “loser” six times and has a fictional quote from Trump stating, “I lost the 2020 election.” None of the website’s buttons are linked to any other webpages, essentially making the site just a standalone page.

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The comedians, Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler who go by The Good Liars, established the

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A comedy group has bought the Trump 2024 website and is using it to humiliate him

Having lost this election, a lot of people are asking the question: what next for Donald Trump?

The idea has been floated that he might run again for president in 2024.

The constitution allows it. Presidents are only stopped from running a third time if they’ve served two terms prior to that.

If he chose to run, according to Politico, he’d be in with a very good shot of winning the Republican primary and becoming their nominee.

If that’s how things go, Trump will need a campaign page.

But two comedians, preempting his 2024 run, have outfoxed the president by buying a domain he could potentially use.

The Good Liars, a comedy group run by Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler, have taken credit for purchasing DonaldJTrump2020.com.

The hilarious prank now means that the domain links to a website celebrating Trump’s 2020 defeat.

The website bears a remarkable similarity to Trump’s

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Pranksters claimed a Trump 2024 campaign website domain that labels Trump a ‘loser’



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  • A pair of pranksters took over the domain DonaldJTrump2024.com and gave it subheadings including “Trump Lost” and “Trump Is a Loser.”
  • The stunt was carried out by Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler, who call themselves “The Good Liars” on Twitter.
  • Earlier this week, President Donald Trump allowed the transition process to begin for President-elect Joe Biden, though he has continued to claim victory. Biden received 306 electoral votes, while Trump received 232.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Pranksters claimed the domain DonaldJTrump2024.com and plastered it with messages including “Trump Lost the Election.”

Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler, a comedy duo also known as “The Good Liars,” said on Twitter on Wednesday that they had the domain name.

The website resembles President Donald Trump’s legitimate website, DonaldJTrump.com, but has subheadings that mock his defeat in this year’s election, including “Trump Lost” and “Trump

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Pranksters have claimed a Trump 2024 campaign website domain which labels Trump a ‘loser’



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  • A pair of pranksters have taken over the website domain ‘DonaldJTrump2024.com’ and given it subheadings which include ‘Trump Lost’ and ‘Trump is a loser.’
  • The stunt was carried out by Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler, who call themselves ‘The Good Liars,’ on Twitter.
  • It comes days after Trump allowed the transition process to begin for President-elect Joe Biden, despite continuing to claim victory.
  • President Trump is projected to have lost the election to Biden by 306 electoral college votes to 232.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Pranksters have claimed a website domain that could have been used by President Trump for a potential presidential run in 2024, plastering it with messages including one which reads “Trump lost the election.”

Comedy duo Jason Selvig and Davram Steifler, also known as “The Good Liars,” wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that they had claimed the domain name DonaldJTrump2024.com.

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Trump 2024 campaign site bought by pranksters, calls president ‘loser’

  • A pair of pranksters have taken over the website domain ‘DonaldJTrump2024.com’ and given it subheadings which include ‘Trump Lost’ and ‘Trump is a loser.’
  • The stunt was carried out by Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler, who call themselves ‘The Good Liars,’ on Twitter.
  • It comes days after Trump allowed the transition process to begin for President-elect Joe Biden, despite continuing to claim victory.
  • President Trump is projected to have lost the election to Biden by 306 electoral college votes to 232.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Pranksters have claimed a website domain that could have been used by President Trump for a potential presidential run in 2024, plastering it with messages including one which reads “Trump lost the election.”

Comedy duo Jason Selvig and Davram Steifler, also known as “The Good Liars,” wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that they had claimed the domain name DonaldJTrump2024.com.

The website bears

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‘Trump 2024’ Website Grabbed By Pranksters Before Trump Could Get It

It appears that President Donald Trump has been trolled after two pranksters secured the web domain ahead of a possible Trump 2024 campaign.

Trump, who has refused to concede after losing the 2020 election to President-elect Joe Biden, is the favored candidate among Republicans for a 2024 run.

Although the president uses the website “donaldjtrump.com” for his political endeavors, the “donaldjtrump2024.com” domain will undoubtedly be stumbled upon by fans of Trump so long as rumors of another presidential run persist.

The Good Liars, the name for a comedy group run by Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler, took credit for the prank in a video posted to social media on Tuesday.

The footage, which is set to the song “Loser” by Beck, shows that the pranksters’ site is nearly identical to Trump’s. The main difference is that the duo’s version includes numerous statements referring to the president as a “loser.”

The

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Trump Shares Video Claiming Voter Fraud Featuring ‘Cyber Analyst’ Who Was Admin of QAnon-Linked Website

A video tweeted by President Donald Trump on Wednesday, which contained a series of unsubstantiated allegations of voting fraud, featured a man who is suspected of being closely intertwined with the “QAnon” conspiracy.

In a post to his 88.9 million followers, the president pitched the clip as evidence that the November 3 election was rigged in favor of Democrat Joe Biden.

Since losing to Biden, Trump has latched onto the idea that voting machines owned by a company called Dominion may have been hacked, manipulated or tampered with to alter ballots, despite there being no evidence to suggest the claim is accurate.

The video was a news segment published on Monday by One America News Network OANN, a pro-Trump outlet. It was centered around an interview with a “cyber analyst” who suggested there were security vulnerabilities in Dominion systems.

The man, who was described as a “large

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