It’s hard to believe that we are but one day away from Donald Trump embarrassing himself, and the nation, in the first 2016 GOP Presidential Debate. Of course it’s even harder that we won’t have Jon Stewart to rub our weary little heads, letting us know that everything is going to be okay, so I guess it’s Dr. Jack Daniels and his lovely wife Xanax.
Combining (or is it comb-overing?) his sheer narcissism with his complete and utter lack of self-awareness and humility, Donald Trump is the perfect mark for any con. Well, it seems that the Donald was apparently pranked by the Harvard Lampoon. According to the Harvard Crimson, the Lampoon created a fake version of the Crimson — Harvard’s renowned student newspaper – with a decidedly satirical editorial in which the paper endorsed the candidate. The merry pranksters were quite serious about punking Trump, going so far as chatting with the Trump campaign through an email address that claimed to belong to a Crimson editor. Better yet, they created a copy cat website to host the fake Crimson.
Hilariously enough, they stole the Crimson’s renowned chair and brought it with them along to seal the deal. Moreover, they were actually able to get the Donald himself to appear with them for a photo-op.
Kudos! Naturally, the Trump campaign was all butt hurt, with a Trump spokesperson telling The Hill that “the students who perpetrated this are fraudsters and liars, but frankly it was a waste of only a few minutes.“ Since Trump is wasting millions of minutes by millions of people, a few minutes of his is hardly unjustified.
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