Donald Trump’s website quietly removes hypocritical Obama insult from the code
Between 2008 and 2016, a favourite barb of senior Republicans against the sitting president, Barack Obama, was his love of golf. It’s a quick, easy message to get into voters heads: he’s not working every minute of the day, and thus he must be lazy. So vote him out.
They took that message and ran with it. Here’s the former White House press secretary Sean Spicer sticking in the 9 iron:
While Spicer leaves those following his tweets to read between the lines, Trump’s former chief of staff Reince Priebus left no such room for ambiguity:
Right wing media outlets also got in on the act, including Fox & Friends, which posted this back in August 2014:
If Fox & Friends went heavy on it, it’s no surprise that Donald Trump – then just a harmless billionaire with time on his hands – also got in on the act.
The trouble is that once in government, Donald Trump spent a lot of time on the golf course. Like, significantly more time than Obama.
It turns out that an Easter egg hidden away on both Donald Trump and the Republicans’ websites also highlights the former president’s love of golf. Supposedly to be triggered when an internal server error occured, the code would spit out the following message: ““Oops! Something went wrong. Unlike Obama, we are working to fix the problem … and not on the golf course.”
Once the tweet went viral, it didn’t take long for the code to be slyly taken down, so I guess they were working hard on the site as promised.
There’s a lesson here: if you put an Easter egg in your code, for goodness’ sake don’t forget it’s there. You never know when your boss’ rampant hypocrisy might come back to haunt you.