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Pete Buttigieg Capitalizes on Biden's 'Joe30330' Snafu

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg participates in the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

At the second round of Democratic debates on Wednesday night, former Vice President Joe Biden had an embarrassing grandpa moment. He meant to say, “text ‘Joe’ to 30330,” but he ended up saying, “Go to Joe30330.” Some enterprising people rushed to purchase website domains like “Joe30330.com.” Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., and one of Biden’s challengers for the 2020 Democratic nomination, purchased one of these domains.

“Joe3030.com” redirects to “PeteForAmerica.com,” Buttigieg’s official campaign website.

Pete for America website screenshot.

“Joe3033.com” redirects to “snapaprop.tours,” the website for Snap-A-Prop, a real estate marketing firm. The page announces, “Joe Biden messed up his marketing. But YOU don’t have to mess up yours.” Clever.

Snap a Prop marketing website screenshot.

The most hilarious redirect involves “Joe30330.com,” and that takes internet users to “JoshForAmerica.com,” a mock campaign site.

Josh for America mock campaign website

“Hey! If Joe Biden sent you here, we just want to make something clear: we’re not affiliated with any presidential campaign. We’re just having some good fun (maybe a little bit at the expense of Joe) :).”

Josh for America mock campaign website.

The website shares a hilarious video from Josh Thayer on April 1, announcing a run for president on the platform of abolishing college homework.

Well done, Buttigieg, Snap-A-Prop, and Josh Thayer. America salutes your initiative.

Follow Tyler O’Neil, the author of this article, on Twitter at @Tyler2ONeil.