A 17-year-old girl from San Francisco says she was just slapped with a cease and desist letter from the President of the United States of America.
“As I’m sure you’re aware,” the alleged letter reads, “the Trump name is internationally known and famous.”
Coding a website called TrumpPunch where users can click on Donald Trump’s face and watch him get punched by kitten paws.
The girl’s name is Lucy. Her dream is to have a career in web development, so she made the site during a coding bootcamp as a “fun, little” project to put on her resume for when she applies for jobs after graduation.
To satisfy Trump and his attorneys, Lucy changed the name of the site from TrumpPunch.com to KittenFeed.com, at the advice of her family’s lawyer.
“But after changing,” she tells The Observer, “they still came at me.”
“It’s so sad that his administration is focused more on being liked, burying real news and taking down sites like mine as they supposedly make him look bad.”
The Trump Organization insists the story is #fakenews.
“This is completely false,” Alan Garten, executive vice president and chief legal officer at The Trump Organization, insisted in a statement. “No such letter was ever sent by us.”
But Lucy says it’s 100% true. And the White House has yet to comment.
Before Trump drew attention to the site, it only had about 1,200 hits. Since the alleged cease and desist letter, it has received almost 55,000 hits. In fact, interest in the site was so intense that it crashed the host’s server.
The site is currently down so adjustments can be made to the cache to accommodate the sudden spike in traffic.
“It’s … 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,” Lucy says, adding that she has no intention to taking the site down. Ever.