The President of the United States sent a cease & desist letter to a 17-year-old girl for creating an online game where users can click on Donald Trump’s face and watch him get punched by kitten paws. It’s called TrumpPunch, and when the president found out about it, he allegedly sic’d his layers on her.
“As I’m sure you’re aware,” the letter reads, “the Trump name is internationally known and famous…”
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.”
Lucy insists the story is 100% true.
The White House has yet to comment.
Since the kerfuffle, the site has surged from 1,200 hits to almost 55,000 hits. In fact, the site is currently down after the server crashed. Adjustments are being made 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.