President* Trump’s ego is his number one priority. Sure, if you really push, he might address actual issues like the rise in hate crimes since his win, or health care. But mostly the man is treating the White House like his personal PR firm, demanding Sean Spicer roll out ludicrous lies about his popularity, and generally demanding head scratches and back-pats for being a bloated gasbag who conned enough people in swing states into believing that he gives a flying fuck about the common man, even as he eats off gold plates. So we shouldn’t be surprised that amid his bigly plans for America Firsting, Trump’s sicced his legal team on a 17-year-old coder who created a website where animated kitten paws swat at and scratch this pompous POTUS’s face.
The Observer reports a San Francisco teen they call Lucy created the “fun, little” site as a way to show off her coding skills. Visitors use their mouse to bat about Trump’s mug with kitten paws. It’s a pretty minor attack, but one the repulsive president* couldn’t stomach. So his legal team sent Lucy a cease and desist letter, over the title of her page: TrumpScratch.com (Note: This is not the name of the site anymore and unless you want to be redirected to a hardcore porn site, do NOT google it.)
Lucy responded not by shutting her site down, but by changing the name to KittenFeed.com. She and her lawyers have not responded to further reproaches from Trump’s team. But she has some words for Trump:
I was going to just let this go, but I think it’s, pardon my French, fucking outrageous that the president of the United States has his team scouring the internet for sites like mine to send out cease and desists and legal action claims if we don’t shut down, Meanwhile, he tweets about The Apprentice ratings and sends out power-drunk tweets about phone tapping. HOW ABOUT BEING THE PRESIDENT?
While Trump’s lawyers try to kill Lucy’s site, her story is drawing attention on Twitter with #trumpcat. And it seems that attention has made Kittenfeed so popular, that at the time of posting, this reporter couldn’t connect.
So let’s take turns, Resistance! Otherwise Trump gets his way. His petty, petty, kitten-punchless way.