Proving time is a flat circle both on the internet and under the Trump administration, a Mike Pence parody website that‘s more than a year old has resurfaced again, and it‘s fooled some folks.
Web surfers visiting the website www.officialmikepence are treated to the below: what appears to be the vice president‘s official website, featuring some hilarious jokes and Pence positioning himself to succeed Donald Trump as president.
As glorious as it is, it‘s a fake
Image: “Official Mike Pence”
It must be a clever hack, right? At least, that‘s what some thought:
Except it‘s not a hack at all. It‘s actually a brilliant parody website by and it‘s been up since April Fools Day 2017. It‘s been since we saw .
Last year, the site seemed to mostly evade mainstream attention until it was noted by Democratic strategist Scott Dworkin on August 9, 2017 and picked up by journalists and others from there.
Why it‘s getting attention again a year later is hard to say. Newsweek and found a mention of the site on a BabyCenter message board, but no other real signal boost from a major site or influencer.
For what it‘s worth, at the time of writing the satirical site is the first result under a for “Mike Pence official website” — that‘s some darn good SEO, guys. And if you try, say, going to , you get redirected to (surprise!) Trump‘s website.
Even Pence‘s lists Trump‘s website so, yeah, you can‘t really blame folks for getting fooled.
Maybe one day Pence will get his own website — if Trump lets him, that is.
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