By Bronte Price, PoliticKING
Donald Trump and Jeb Bush have run contentious campaigns against each other during the 2016 election so far, most often leaving Trump on top. Following this trend, it appears that the website, www.jebbush.com, redirects to Donald Trump’s website, www.donaldjtrump.com. The website shows Trump giving the peace sign with big block letters which read “Make America Great Again.”
An Australian company called Fabulous.com Pty Ltd., which helps people monetize their internet domain names, owns the jebbush.com domain. According to records, the site was created on Nov. 19, 1997 and updated on Oct. 20, 2015, according to a domain registration search. The Trump campaign has denied involvement in the take over. The Jeb campaign has been using Jeb2016.com instead.
— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) February 16, 2016
The domain www.jebbushforpresident.com is owned by a gay couple and encourages readers to "have a Chat, Share Viewpoints, and Learn from Each Other." Jebbushforpresident.net was created by an anti-bush Floridian Republican. The homepage states that it was, “prepared by a loyal Florida Republican in the hope of saving the Republican party from supporting Jeb Bush for President.” The statement continues, “Although masquerading as a Republican and a conservative, Jeb has shown time and again that he is actually a radical social liberal.”
Jeb Bush isn’t the only candidate whose website has been hacked. Former GOP candidate and Hewlett Packard CEO, Carly Fiorina, also had her website taken over. someone purchased CarlyFiorina.org and filled it with one sad face emoji for each of the people she laid off during her tenure at HP. Ted Cruz also had his website hacked when immigration activists took over the website, TedCruz.com, and wrote "Support president Obama. Immigration reform now!" on the homepage.
Trump, who won the recent New Hampshire primary, has been hitting hard against Bush throughout the campaign. The two have had it out on the debate stage, and even on Twitter. Donald Trump is currently polling at 29% nationally compared to Bush who is polling in the single digits at 4%.
— Small Biz for Trump (@SmallBiz4Trump) February 16, 2016
Here's what Former Assistant White House Press Secretary for George W. Bush, Reed Dickens, has to say about why Jeb Bush is floundering in the polls:
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