President Donald Trump is a master troll.
Whether you love him or hate him, Trump has demonstrated an uncanny ability to live in his opponents’ heads. (Completely rent-free, I might add.)
He and his campaign team put that skill on full display when they started running online ads targeting prospective donors to the presidential campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden.
Trump’s team made sure that when a user types “donate Joe Biden” into a Google search, the first link to appear is an ad for the president’s re-election campaign. It’s completely fair and absolutely priceless.
Needless to say, Biden’s team was triggered. They reacted by sending out this campaign email below with a particularly embarrassing admission.
“Donald Trump’s campaign is trying to poach donors from our grassroots movement to elect Joe,” the email reads.
That’s a dubious accusation, since anyone who actually wants to donate to Biden is unlikely to switch allegiances just because he saw a Trump ad. It’s not like he doesn’t who the president is and what he stands for.
Regardless, the email continues.
“Trump’s campaign is paying money to run ads online so that their donation link is the first thing you see when you search ‘donate Joe Biden.’ But, listen, here’s the thing: We can’t stop them because we’re out of money to run online ads for the rest of the month.”
Wow, Biden has already depleted his budget to the point where he can’t even combat harmless trolling? Seems less like a “movement” and more like a rushed hack job.
Moving on, the message finally discloses that the real goal was to raise more money.
“Will you rush a contribution right now so that we can get our online ads back up and stop Trump from poaching our campaign donors?” the email continues.
There’s that word “poach” again. Biden’s email team really needs a thesaurus. The lack of originality is not only shocking, but very shocking.
All jokes aside, Biden just might be facing an uphill battle for the Democratic nomination despite the return of his large lead in the primary. The Republican National Convention reported record-breaking contributions for the second quarter, and if Trump’s savvy re-election team can keep up the trolling, they may have a happy election day in 2020.
Here’s hoping Biden doesn’t.
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