Donald Trump’s domination of social media and digital advertising during his campaign has been impressive, often time’s staying one step ahead of mainstream news while dictating the trending headlines, but his latest move may “trump” all his previous strategies.
Moments ago, a post appeared on Donald Trump’s Facebook page with a single website address: ClintonKaine.com
When navigating to that URL, it appears to be fully in the Trump campaign’s control as they’ve set up a website with headlines critical of Clinton/Kaine in a format similar to the Drudge Report.
The lead story directs visitors to a Politico article regarding the leaked recording of Hillary Clinton referring to Bernie Sander’s supporters as “living in their parent’s basement”.
It’s clear that someone other than Clinton previously owned ClintonKaine.com, and was made what was likely a very lucrative offer from the Trump campaign, which was apparently accepted. The Trump team quickly utilized the new ownership of this domain name to deploy a website that was critical of Clinton as well as her running mate Tim Kaine.
Indeed, a quick Domain registration lookup from WHOIS shows that the domain was first purchased in August of 2011, years before Clinton even started her campaign or even referenced Tim Kaine as a possible running mate.
Given Trump’s maneuvering with social media this year and it’s apparent success, this latest move is sure to add embarrassment to the Clinton/Kaine campaign, rubbing salt in the already fresh wound of recent comments regarding millions of millennial supporting Sanders.