2018-06-26 00:33:54 UTC
The Trump organization owns over 3,000 web domains, including TrumpFraud.org and
TrumpScam.com. Its standard practice for big companies to buy up names that
might insult their brands, but it looks like the Trump regime forgot one. The
domain TrumpHotels.org is now a parody website that features photos and video of
the U.S. governments child concentration camps.
The domain was registered just last week on June 20th, though its not clear who
operates the site. The bulk of the text on the website come from Trumps own
words, including his rants about Mexicans being rapists and his reveling in
authoritarian power. The graphics on the site show asylum seekers in cages that
were built by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, including the kids separated
from their parents under Trumps zero tolerance policy.
When you click on various links on the website it takes you to news stories like
this one from Time magazine titled, Here Are All The Times Donald Trump
Insulted Mexico and this one from Fortune magazine titled, Trump Says Men Who
Take Care of Their Kids Are Acting Like the Wife.
Another link about handicap accessibility links to a YouTube video of Trump
mocking a disabled reporter. But the thing that first hits you are the photos of
children in cages.
But whoever runs TrumpHotels.org is obviously expecting some heat from the Trump
regime. Theres a long disclaimer at the bottom that pre-emptively explains that
the website is protected speech under the First Amendment:
explains that the website is protected speech under the First Amendment:
"TrumpHotels.org is intended for entertainment, satirical, and political
commentary purposes. It is an overt exercise of political speech, and it does
not serve any commercial purpose. This site has no relationship to any
commercial establishment or resort, it does not offer any similar products or
services such as those provided by any commercial establishments or resorts, and
it is in no way intended to deceive or create confusion with or to suggest
sponsorship or endorsement by any other business or trademark holder. The use of
any intellectual property, including trademarks or names of public figures, is
protected under fair use, as TrumpHotels.org serves to comment on social and
political issues and problems regarding the federal immigration policies of
President Donald J. Trump, as well as other statements and actions made by Mr.
Trump, through the use of ridicule and criticism. See the U.S. Trademark Act of
1946, 15 §§ 1051 et seq. (a/k/a, the Lanham Act), and KP Permanent Make-Up, Inc.
v. Lasting Impression I, Inc., 543 U.S. 111 (2004).
The Trump regime hasnt been shy about fighting back when people make fun of
them or treat them as they treat others. In fact, Sarah Huckabee Sanders made
quite a stink when she was recently asked to leave a restaurant in Virginia.
Sanders used her official White House Twitter account to attack the restaurant,
a clear violation of ethics rules.
President Trump has even tweeted this morning about the restaurant, saying that
its filthy on the outside and must be dirty inside. Its all pretty
unprecedented, but so are most things in the Trump era.