Trump Campaign Trolls Joe Biden Campaign, Snatches up URL, Twitter Names of Biden’s Latino Outreach Program

October 26, 2019 Updated: October 26, 2019

President Donald Trump’s campaign trolled Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign by reserving the website and Twitter names of Biden’s outreach effort to attract Latino voters.

Biden on Wednesday announced “Todos Con Biden,” translated as “All with Biden” in Spanish, the name of a national network of supporters working to promote the former vice president among Latino voters. However, his campaign neglected to snatch up the domain or Twitter handle that would bear the same slogan.

The website todosconbiden.com now features a photo of Biden with his head turned down and arms crossed, accompanied by a message saying “Oops, Joe se olvidó de los Latinos” and the English equivalent “Oops, Joe forgot about Latinos.”

Another message in English on the landing page says “Joe is all talk,” and underneath, two links lead to the English and Spanish versions of the “Latinos for Trump” website.

“We are Latinos who will unite and mobilize to re-elect President Donald J. Trump. Another four years means more jobs, better education for our kids, and freedom from big government,” the landing page of Trump’s website reads.

Trump’s campaign team also took up the Twitter handle @TodosConBiden and has been posting videos of Biden’s public gaffes and content related to Biden’s words and actions related to the border wall and immigration.

One tweet says “Joe Biden is the king of putting ‘kids in cages,'” and featured a GIF montage of photos of conditions immigrants faced under the Obama administration when Joe Biden served as vice president.

Another tweet refers back to an incident in July when protesters stormed Biden’s campaign headquarters in Philadelphia. Some of the protesters were family members of immigrants deported during Barack Obama and Biden’s time in office, and they were seeking his apology and commitment to ending all detentions and deportations if elected.

Trump’s reelection team said that they’d bought the URL for a “minimal cost” once they realized it hadn’t been claimed, reported ABC News.

Biden’s campaign told ABC News that it was “no surprise” regarding the trolling. A spokeswoman said that such a move seeks to “take attention away from this president’s appalling record of separating families and using immigrants as scapegoats, tormenting hatred and white supremacy, and trying to take away health care from millions of Americans who need it.”

Deputy Communications Director for Trump 2020 Erin Perrine told ABC News: “The Biden campaign continues to be inept with a deeply flawed candidate. Latinos are thriving under President Trump, and now thanks to the Biden camp, people can find out more about that success at www.todosconbiden.com.”

Trump often touts the record-low unemployment rates among Hispanics and others, including African-Americans and Asians, at his “Make America Great Again” campaign rallies.

In September, the rate for Hispanic Americans fell to a record low of 3.9 percent, breaking the 4 percent mark for the first time since the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) began keeping such records in 1973.

Hispanic men over the age of 20 enjoyed an unemployment rate of just 3 percent, on par with white men over 20 at 2.9 percent.

In the past 16 months, the record-low unemployment rate has been rewritten six times for Hispanics since June 2018, when it hit 4.6 percent, breaking a record set in 2006.

The total number of employed Hispanic Americans reached a record high of 27,701,000 in December last year. Yearly data on the Hispanic poverty rate was also positive.

The poverty rate among Hispanics in the United States fell to a historic low of 18.3 percent in 2017, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau—the lowest rate recorded since the agency first started tracking the data in 1972.

Petr Svab and Bowen Xiao contributed to this report.

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