Republican presidential candidate John Kasich trolled fellow running mate Donald Trump after the former realty TV star showered Russian president Vladimir Putin with compliments.
Kasich’s campaign sent out a phony press release stating that the Russian president has been named Tump’s new running mate.
“Trump picked Putin to be his vice president for his strong approach to dealing with dissent, flexible approach to democracy, rule of law and the Constitution, and his willingness to regularly violate other countries’ territorial integrity in blatant violation of international law if it suited his aims.”
Kasich campaign also out with a press release: “TRUMP NAMES PUTIN AS HIS RUNNING MATE” pic.twitter.com/R83oMtdg69
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) December 19, 2015
Putin called Trump “very talented” and an “absolute leader, earlier this week. Trump responded with, ” [it is] a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond.”
Kasich’s team also created a fake website inviting those to submit their contact info in support of the new ticket. At the bottom of the page, the disclaimer notes “by signing up you are waiving all constitutional rights, civil liberties, notion of privacy and subjecting yourself to a steady stream of hugely outrageous comments.”
Adding more fuel to the fire, they created a fake news broadcast in response to the fabricated ticket.
Watch the video from trump-putin2016.com here:
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