Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler, a comedy duo which goes by the name The Good Liars, got the domain donaldjtrump2024.com, and said they’d only give it up if the president admitted his loss. The president has reportedly considered running again in 2024.
— The Good Liars (@TheGoodLiars) November 24, 2020
The site is a loose recreation of the president’s actual campaign website, but with tabs that say things like “what a loser" and “such a loser,” appropriating one of the president’s favorite insults.
If it all seems slightly bizarre — a fake site for a future campaign that the current president is considering but can’t mention because it would mean overcoming his refusal to concede the current election — it’s no more dissonant than the current state of affairs.
On Thanksgiving, he said he’d “certainly” leave the White House once the Electoral College formalises president-elect Biden’s victory, only to double back the next day on one of his many conspiracies about election fraud, none of which have been proven.
While presidents can serve non-consecutive terms – as Grover Cleveland did in the 19th century – they have been restricted since 1947 to a total of two terms. If Mr Trump continues to insist he won the 2020 election and will serve a second term from 20 January, that would rule him out of a 2024 run.
Biden can only enter the White House as President if he can prove that his ridiculous “80,000,000 votes” were not fraudulently or illegally obtained. When you see what happened in Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia & Milwaukee, massive voter fraud, he’s got a big unsolvable problem!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2020
The duo regularly trolls Mr Trump and his associates in made-for-social-media moments, such as heckling the president at speeches and putting spoof covers on his son’s books in stores.
The time we changed the cover of Don Jr’s book and put them in the Young Adult section of Barnes and Noble. pic.twitter.com/9iWEkAs92Q
— Jason Selvig (@jasonselvig) November 21, 2020
The last four years have inspired a host of gonzo pranks against the Trump administration. In October, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen released the secord Borat film, which shows Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani seemingly making advances on a young woman playing Mr Cohen’s teen daughter in a hotel room during a staged TV news interview, though Mr Giuliani says the scene is a “fabrication” and insisted he was doing nothing untoward.