‘President Clinton’ website riles up the right, gives liberals glimpse of what could have been
HillaryBeatTrump.org is a news site written as though Clinton beat Trump in the race to the White House, and is filled with tales of the former Secretary of State making bold policy moves and generally being the opposite of Trump.
The website’s creator is an anonymous, 30-year-old writer, according to the Washington Post, although her political leanings and opinions are apparent from the site’s slogan, "from the Real America where the majority rules.”
New York Times slams Clinton for giving "yet another excellent press conference" https://t.co/WVeG2x6C4x— Hillary's America (@potushill) February 25, 2017
Articles like, ‘Clinton boldly invites press to attend White House press conference,’‘Climate scientists report "surging morale"’ and 'Clinton "can't wait" for White House Correspondent's Dinner, Kate McKinnon to host' are just some of the articles that appear. Many refer to some of Trump’s actions as president, and show how Clinton would have compared to Trump as the 45th POTUS.
Ivanka announces new alt-right clothing line: “Not your grandfather’s hood” https://t.co/FjCz9nbIPw— Hillary's America (@potushill) February 25, 2017
Other topics, like ‘Ivanka announces new alt-right clothing line: Not your grandfather’s hood’ and ‘People realize alt-right “are Nazis”’ take swipes at the Trump administration’s 'alt-right' supporters.
The website even contains articles accusing Trump supporters of fake news by pretending their candidate won the election on Facebook and Reddit.
According to the site, Barack and Michelle Obama have moved from the White House to the Supreme Court, and Huma Abedin is Clinton’s Chief of Staff.
Trump senior aide Kellyanne Conway, on the other hand, is reported as having found work “shining shoes for former imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are reported as planning a Gryffindor-themed White House sleepover to celebrate Clinton’s success, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reported as having called the White House to apologize for being a “total dick.”
As for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Clinton’s presidency has allegedly inspired a new haircut and a penchant for brightly colored pantsuits.
The website’s existence has angered Trump supporters and conservative outlets, who have accused the Clinton supporters of peddling fake news. The site has received a barrage of hate mail and threats since its existence became more well-known.
Know a Clinton supporter who can't accept that Trump is the president? Well, there's a new satirical website just for them... pic.twitter.com/420kgXYYha— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) February 21, 2017
@foxandfriends They need some place to go and whine I'm sick of hearing it— Robbie Wholaver (@RobbieWholaver) February 21, 2017
“I wanted it to be a joyful middle finger,” the site’s creator said. “I didn’t want to wallow or argue with people who can’t be argued with. There’s something about humor as confrontation that I instinctively thought would work — like a good right jab that I could keep using.”