Donald Trump isn’t your ordinary politician. He’s managed to pull one over on the Clinton campaign in a move that can only be described as internet trolling.
The Donald Trump campaign managed to snatch up the url ClintonKaine.com, and is now using it to spread negative stories about his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
ClintonKaine.com was snagged all the way back in 2011 for $8 by 23-year-old Jeremy Peter Green. For a self-professed socialist and Bernie Sanders supporter, he showed remarkable business acumen. USA TODAY reports that he bought the domain for $7.30 in 2011 but recently sold the domain to the Trump campaign for $15,000. The bottom of the page now reads: “Paid for by Donald J. Trump For President, Inc.” with a link to the official Trump campaign website.
Green revealed that although he plans on voting for Clinton, he is “very happy to have Trump’s money,” adding that the Clinton campaign told him they could not afford it.
“I bought it because I knew that if Clinton-Kaine ended up being the 2016 ticket, I would be able to use the web traffic have some fun with domain, and eventually sell it. I sold the domain because I wanted money,” he said.
“”Clinton’s campaign said they couldn’t afford anywhere near that though, claiming not to have a discretionary budget for this sort of thing, and offered me $2,000,” he continued.
The page now provides links to all the negative press surrounding Clinton, with the lead story being: “Clinton: Sanders Supporters Live In Parents Basement.”
Donald Trump also posted a link to the site on his official Facebook account on Monday:
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