Here’s How Donald Trump Just Punked Jeb Bush Again
GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump has been trying to get under the skin of Jeb Bush since the campaign started, and in his latest effort, Trump re-directed a seemingly Bush-related website to his own campaign website.
The JebBush.com domain name is currently registered to Fabulous.com PTY Ltd., a company that specializes in managing Internet domain accounts.
According to the company’s website, “Fabulous specializes in generating revenue through pay per click (PPC) links from the traffic your domains receive.”
A search of the JebBush.com domain shows that the website was most recently updated Nov. 21, 2015. The domain name was created Nov. 19, 1997 and will expire Nov. 18, 2024.
Representatives from both Trump and Bush’s campaigns did not return requests for comment.
Bush could have avoided the embarrassment now facing his campaign by purchasing the high-profile domain name himself. According to CNN, Bush could have purchased the name for $250,000 earlier along in the campaign, but chose not to.
This isn’t the first issue Bush has run into with campaign names. A gay couple from Texas bought the domain name JebBushForPresident.com in 2008, and currently use the website simply as a blog about their life together.
JebBushForPresident.net is home to an anti-Bush website. Its banner reads “Jeb Bush NOT For President.”
The website details some of Bush’s failures as governor of Florida and links to recent headlines about Bush’s floundering presidential campaign.
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