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www.trumphotels.org-seriously, somebody screwed up bigly!
« on: June 29, 2018, 01:16:45 AM »

So, Donnie Trump is pretty consistent about being a massive registerer of web site...but while www.trumphotels.com will allow you to book a hotel room in any of Trump's hotels, www.trumphotels.org won't.

It seems an Atlanta attorney found that TrumpHotels.org was available and bought it.

Atlanta attorney buys TrumpHotels.org, plasters it with images of immigrant detention centers

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“If Trump himself wants to buy the site, I might be willing to part with it in exchange for 10 years of his tax returns and the termination of 25 NDAs of my choosing,” says Loren Collins

When Atlanta-based attorney Loren Collins realized President Donald Trump’s namesake hospitality company had neglected to purchase TrumpHotels.org, he leapt at the opportunity, snagging the site for a cool $8—$16 if you count the extra $8 he paid to keep his name detached from the page.

The Twitter hashtag #TrumpHotels had just sprouted from the popularity of posts mentioning #TrumpCamps, a frequently used digital dig at the conditions of the immigrant detention centers on the U.S. border, as well as at the presidential administration’s policy to separate young children from their parents at intake facilities. (On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order to end the practice of family separation at the U.S. border, but that did not reunite families who were previously separated and detained.)

“In the past week, when the detention camps story really started to break, there were some people who were trying to make #TrumpCamps into a hashtag and a label,” he tells Atlanta magazine. A Facebook friend, he said, suggested he try to grow visibility for #TrumpHotels, which Collins found “comedically and satirically” apt for the mission of spotlighting immigration policies he considers to be human rights injustices.

“That hashtag has to go viral,” another friend told him.

Then Collins came up with a cheap, simple plan to do just that: A quick internet search told him Trump Hotels, the international chain of luxury lodging options, was inhabiting TrumpHotels.com. The “.org” option, however, was still up for grabs. So on the afternoon of June 21, Collins’s satirical site hit the web, emblazoned with images not of posh hotels but rather of the detention facilities where border patrol agents have been caging men, women, and children who tried to emigrate from Mexico and South America.

Not for nothing but this is an excellent troll of Trump...kudos to Loren Collins for the effort. It's a remarkable irony TrumpHotels.org was available :~)
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