Trump Campaign Buys Biden’s Website and says “Oops…”
Most recently, former Vice President and 2020 Dem candidate Joe Biden revealed that his campaign would certainly be launching a new initiative to garner Latino support for his election.
ABC News reports Biden called the new initiative: “Todos Con Biden,” which the campaign claimed was a “nationwide network of Latino supporters” – aimed to boost Biden’s reach.
Yet, minutes after Biden announced his brand-new Latino voter union, the Trump campaign swooped in and also successfully bought the URL that he was wishing to utilize.
To make matters worse for Biden, the Trump campaign also produced a Twitter account with the user that Biden was apparently intending to make use of.
Because of this, the Trump campaign– not Biden’s– reaches dictate the content that shows up on the website and also the Twitter account.
SCOOP: The Trump campaign bought the URL for @JoeBiden‘s new Latino voter coalition and is using it to mock him with a landing page that says in both English and Spanish, “Oops, Joe forgot about Latinos.”
with @rachelvscott via @ABC News:https://t.co/BrlkeuvqBc
— Will Steakin (@wsteaks) October 23, 2019
From ABC News:
The Biden campaign failed to purchase www.todosconbiden.com, or even lock down the @TodosConBiden Twitter handle before announcing the new effort — prompting the president’s reelection team to do what it does best: troll.
Now, the Trump campaign is using www.todosconbiden.com to mock the former vice president, with a landing page that says in both English and Spanish, “Oops, Joe forgot about Latinos.” The page also links out to the president’s own Latino outreach coalition “Latinos for Trump.” And the @TodosConBiden Twitter account, in the possession of the Trump campaign, has already begun posting unflattering counter messaging targeting Biden.
The reelection team told ABC News they bought the URL for a “minimal cost” after the Trump campaign’s coalition team noticed the URL for the new effort was still up for grabs.
“The Biden campaign continues to be inept with a deeply flawed candidate,” Deputy Communications Director Erin Perrine told ABC News. “Latinos are thriving under President Trump and now thanks to the Biden camp, people can find out more about that success at www.todosconbiden.com.”
Joe Biden launched his Latino coalition today but forgot to register the web address.
Don’t worry Joe, we took care of it for you!https://t.co/FV05VpaOEK
— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) October 23, 2019
In feedback, the Biden campaign called the actions juvenile as well as stated the Trump campaign was aiming to make use of the promotion “to take interest away from this President’s dreadful document of dividing families and making use of immigrants as scapegoats.”
Isabel Aldunate, Biden campaign Deputy Director of Strategic Communications and also Press Secretary for Hispanic Media, said: “It is not a surprise that Trump’s campaign would resort to childlike antics like this to take focus far from this President’s dreadful record of dividing families as well as utilizing immigrants as scapegoats, rousing disgust and also white preeminence, as well as attempting to eliminate health care from numerous Americans that need it.”
ABC News reports the focus on the Latino community as a voter base comes as it is projected to become the biggest voting minority team in 2020. They will make up 18.3 percent of the voter base, passing African Americans for the top-spot.