Lucy, a 17-year-old from San Francisco, created a website in which users can direct a digital kitten to scratch an image of Donald Trump with its paws. Now, she has a cease-and-desist letter from the President of the United States.
What started out as coding practice for Lucy has turned into an all-out battle with Trump’s general counsel.
Per the Observer, Trump cease-and-desist letter begins the only way we would expect – with a self-aggrandizing nod to our in-desperate-need-of-validation President:
“As I’m sure you’re aware, the Trump name is internationally known and famous.”
If Trump’s legal team was so concerned about damaging Trump’s internationally known brand, maybe they should leave America’s children alone and take away their boss’s Twitter account.
Per a recommendation from her lawyer, Lucy did ultimately change the name of her website from TrumpScratch.com to KittenFeed.com. Still, her response will make you question which one is the 17-year-old:
“I was going to just let this go, but I think it’s, pardon my French, fu–ing 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. Meanwhile, he tweets about The Apprentice ratings and sends out power-drunk tweets about phone tapping. HOW ABOUT BEING THE PRESIDENT?”
Today, we are all Lucy.
Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.