Prankster redirects JebBush.com to Donald Trump’s campaign website
Since the Republican presidential race began, Jeb Bush has been dropping in the polls. Now, to add insult to injury, someone has registered JebBush.com and redirected it to Donald Trump’s website.
Typing “JebBush.com” in your URL field will give a jarring result – it takes you straight to Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s website.
It turns out that the Bush campaign never used the JebBush.com URL, opting to use Jeb2016.com instead. But candidates typically buy unclaimed websites, since leaving them up for grabs has proven to be a liability to candidates in the past. TedCruz.com has been by pro-immigration activists, and CarlyFiorina.org was used to show how many people the former CEO laid off during her tenure at Hewlett-Packard.
The Trump campaign denied any involvement in the prank, according to CBS News.
While the candidate’s failure to register his own website clearly plays into Donald Trump’s image of being a stronger and more competent choice than Jeb Bush, whom the billionaire has referred to as being “low-energy.” During the last Republican debate, Trump took stabs at Jeb’s brother, former President George W. Bush for his role in the invasion of Iraq. In response, Jeb Bush compared Trump left-wing filmmaker to Michael Moore on CBS This Morning on Tuesday.
"I don't get it," Bush said. "He's basically bearing the words of Michael Moore in a Republican Primary."
Jeb Bush was considered to be the Republican frontrunner in the first half of 2015, but he has fallen far from his peak in the polls. The former Florida governor is now sitting at only 4 percent, according to an NBC poll.
In addition to the website mishap, Bush has suffered a few other embarrassments on the way down, such as asking a low-energy audience in New Hampshire to “please clap” after he delivered a speech.