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 pranking team went on to goad Trump further by offering to hand over the domain if he was willing to admit that he lost the 2020 election.
“Hey @realDonaldTrump we’ll give you DonaldJTrump2024.com if you tweet ‘My name is Donald Trump and I lost the 2020 election by A LOT. I am a loser. SAD!’” The Good Liars tweeted.
The Good Liars also made headlines in 2016 after telling Trump he was boring at a rally in New Hampshire.
As noted by The Guardian, the prank site is just one of several aimed at trolling the president. The website “loser.com” current redirects to Trump’s Wikipedia page while “djtrumplibrary.com” depicts a fake presidential library complete with a COVID-19 memorial.
The 2020 election had its fair share of website domain trolling. In August, Biden tweeted a link to KeepAmericaGreat.com that highlighted Trump’s “broken” promises.
The latest prank comes not long after Trump begrudgingly gave his support to the presidential transition despite continuing to falsely claim that the race was stolen due to widespread voter fraud.
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*First Published: Nov 25, 2020, 1:36 pm
Mikael Thalen is a tech and security reporter based in Seattle, covering social media, data breaches, hackers, and more.