Saturday, 24 Oct 2020

Spoof 'Meghan Markle for President 2020' website appears promising a world full of 'equality and kindness'

A SPOOF website promoting Meghan Markle for US President has been set up – promising a woke world filled with "equality, empowerment, and kindness".

The tongue-in-cheek site, Meghan for President 2020, is filled with inspiring mock quotes seemingly from the Duchess of Sussex as she apparently throws her hat in the ring for the election being held in just 27 days.

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In a phony message posted online, the former actress "confirmed" she was running for the 2020 election.

The fabricated post read: “After many months of reflection and internal discussions, I have heard your calls to become President of the United States of America. 

"It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few months, that I feel prepared to make this decision.

"With your support I believe we can bring equality, empowerment, and kindness to this dangerous, aggressive and confrontational world we live in."

The hoax announcement then closed with the motto: "Together, we will lead" and Meghan's signature.

The bogus site, www.meghanforpresident.com, appears to be extremely professional and includes glitzy photographs of Meghan meeting with community representatives and world leaders under headings including "empowering the community" and "forging connections". 

It even features a button for supporters to "contribute" however it does not link anywhere. Supporters can also fill in a box to offer their volunteer services.

Photographs of "fans" and messages of support for Meghan are also shared – with a locked Twitter account also live.

The US election is set for 3 November 2020 between incumbent Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.

The run up to the election was thrown into chaos last week when it was revealed US President Trump had tested positive for coronavirus.





But Meghan's apparent pitch for presidency might not be as far-fetched as it appears.

According to Coral bookmakers, Meghan Markle is at 66-1 odds to be US president one day. 

The Duchess of Sussex is 50-1 with Coral to be the Democratic nominee for the 2032 election, while she is 100-1 to win the 2024 presidential election.

It was claimed just last month that Meghan, 39, would be open to getting involved in politics if she ever gave up her royal title.

Vanity Fair's Katie Nicholl claimed: "One of the reasons she was so keen not to give up her American citizenship was so she had the option to go into politics.

"I think if Meghan and Harry ever gave up their titles she would seriously consider running for president."

The duchess could hypothetically be eligible to run for president if she didn't have a royal title, as she's 39- the minimum age is 35.

She is also a natural-born US citizen who has lived in the US for more than 14 years, the minimum required length.

However, she would not be able to join the race for the 2020 election at this late stage.

Meghan and Harry are currently living in a £11m nine-bedroom and 16-bathroom mansion in upscale Montecito, Santa Barbara, after quitting the Royal Family earlier this year.

OUTSPOKEN

The couple have released a number of messages to the public, urging them to vote in the US election.

In the video clip, broadcast as part of the Time 100,  Meghan said: "Every four years we are told the same thing, that this is the most important election of our lifetime. But this one is. 

"When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard."

Your voice is a reminder that you matter, because you do and you deserve to be heard."

Responding to her message, Donald Trump said he "wasn't a fan" of Meghan and wished Harry "luck".

It was further claimed Meghan had been cold-calling Americans to urge them to vote.

It's not the first time Meghan – or Prince Harry – have been targeted by hoaxes.

Fans of the Duchess of Sussex were fooled by a fake website offering 'official' merchandise just a month after the couple revealed they were quitting the Royal Family.

Meanwhile Prince Harry was tricked into chatting with Russian pranksters who posed at Greta Thunberg.

The Sun Online has reached out to the website and the Sussexes for comment.





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