SAN FRANCISCO — Tom Steyer's presidential campaign says the Democratic billionaire candidate landed a special Cyber Monday deal — nabbing the www.keepamericagreat.com domain name under his campaign's own branding.
The Steyer campaign, in a release Monday, said, "Trump’s campaign prides itself on hoarding websites of political opponents, but they forgot to pick up the URL for their signature re-election slogan, 'Keep America Great.'"
The result: A visit to the website with the Trump slogan now reveals the headline, "Trump is a fraud and a failure.'' It offers the opportunity to purchase a bumper sticker which the campaign says "highlights what a majority of Americans already know about Donald Trump,'' that he's "borrowed billions of dollars to bankrupt businesses."
It's unclear how much Steyer paid for the domain name. Web records indicate that keepamericagreat.com was created on June 25, 2015, nine days after Trump formally launched his 2016 presidential campaign with the "Make America Great Again" slogan. The records also show the domain registration was updated Sunday.
While Steyer's campaign said Trump "forgot" to purchase the domain, it's possible the president's campaign chose not to pay the asking price or that the owner decided not to sell it to Trump. Since at least 2016, the website offered "Keep America Great" T-shirts, hats and other products for sale with hashtags such as "#StopTheHate" and "#DumpDonald," according to pages captured by archive.org.
“Tom Steyer is lying about the availability of this website and he knows it. The site was created in 2015, well before the election of 2016, and has been a Trump-hating website for more than four years," said Trump campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh.
The website domain now owned by TomSteyer.com also makes the pitch that Steyer, who made millions in financial markets, is especially well-suited to "go toe-to-toe with Donald Trump on the economy."