The Slatest

You Can Apparently Leave a Poop Emoji—Or Anything Else You Want—on Trump’s Website

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It’s not exactly the Podesta Leaks Part II, but someone hacked Trump’s website. See the change? It’s subtle. So far, it doesn’t seem like anybody on the campaign has noticed.

Update, Nov. 8, 2016, at 5:33 p.m.: It turns out the poop emoji is not the result of a hack, per se! As a few readers pointed out on Twitter, Trump’s website has a quirk where you can insert whatever text you want in the header space by typing it into the url. The URL www.donaldjtrump/press-releases/archive led to a poop emoji. (The page seems to have since been taken down.) The URL https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/archive/congratulations%20to%20president-elect%20clinton will give you:

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And https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/archive/trump%20is%20bad%20at%20internet gets you:

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What a delightful way to kill time between poll results!

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Update, Nov. 8, 2016, at 5:54: Well, it was fun while it lasted. The Trump campaign seems to have fixed the bug, but not before the Internet created some great headlines.

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