News redirects to Trump’s Wikipedia page


An internet troll this week rerouted the domain for to President Trump’s Wikipedia page as he refuses to concede last week’s election to President-elect Joe Biden.

The site began linking to Trump’s page on Monday after his Democratic opponent was projected by several news outlets as the winner of the White House race, according to The Independent.

The swap was noticed by social media users, including “Star Wars” actor and noted Trump critic Mark Hamill.

The page has previously been used to swipe at Trump, according to Snopes. In 2016, it directed users to the then-GOP presidential candidate’s Wikipedia page after Trump came in second in the Iowa caucuses.

The domain name has reportedly been registered to Brian Connelly since 1995.

Connelly told The Daily Beast in 2015 that he has rerouted the domain several times over the years to knock various people, including rapper Kayne West and 2000 presidential candidate Al Gore. He sometimes links to positive things he wants to raise more awareness around, like the WikiLeaks page in 2010 or former President Obama’s campaign. 

“That wasn’t against Obama’s election!” he said at the time. “That was just getting people to register.”

Earlier this year, he rerouted the page to show a video of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) praising Biden in an ad created by Republican Voters Against Trump.

Connelly told the outlet in 2015 that he never really tried to monetize the domain, but uses it instead for “fun and games.”

“It’s a universal term that’s known in every language, not just English,” Connelly said.

According to him, the page has roughly 30,000 views a day but spikes whenever he targets a politician.

The Associated Press and other major news outlets called the race for Biden on Saturday after he took insurmountable leads in states such as Pennsylvania with additional mail-in votes that pushed him past the 270 needed electoral votes.

Trump has refused to concede, making allegations about widespread voter fraud that have not been substantiated by his campaign or legal team.

Ivana Trump said this week that her ex-husband is “not a good loser.”

“He doesn’t like to lose, so he’s going to fight, and fight, and fight,” Trump’s first wife, who was married to the then-New York real estate developer for nearly 15 years before divorcing in 1991, said in an interview with People, published Monday.

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