What if Hillary Clinton—and not Donald Trump—won the 2016 Presidential election? A new “fake news” site aims to create just that fantasy for people who, six months on, still can’t quite come to grips with reality.
With headlines like “Historians say Clinton’s presidency is already in “all time top 5,” and “NYT pans Clinton’s “oppressively intelligent press conference” as “boring and too sane,” the site takes “alternative facts” to the next level: deliberately allowing progressives to live in a well-decorated alternative universe.
The website claims to be satire, but it also says that it’s an active part of the organized anti-Trump movement, the “resistance.” On its about page, it whines, “In the midst of a Constitutional crisis, this is our response. Long live the true president, Hillary Rodham Clinton.”
It is not immediately clear what they mean by “Constitutional crisis,” but it probably has something to do with the Electoral College.
A Whois website ownership search revealed that the “Hillary Beat Trump” satirists have decided to remain anonymous. But the person (or persons) behind the site have already claimed all of the appropriate social media handles, and snapped up all the necessary Beyonce photographs.