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Internet jokester beats Donald Trump to opening a Miami campaign office

A screen shot of the "Donald Trump for President Dade County Office" on Tuesday.

Miami Herald

A screen shot of the "Donald Trump for President Dade County Office" on Tuesday.



For more than eight months, the "Donald Trump for President Dade County Office" Facebook page has drawn comments from eager fans looking for a way to help the Republican presidential nominee.

There's the woman who hoped Trump would secure the GOP nomination even if he didn't win 1,237 party delegates. There's the Cuban immigrant who wrote he's "never been so proud to be an American now that I can vote for a true leader that really wants to make America great again." There's the would-be volunteer who tried unsuccessfully to book someone from Trump's local operation on Fox News.

All the support might come as a shock to Trump: His campaign has no Miami office.

The Facebook page? It's a gag, created by 39-year-old Democrat Mark Bernstein to amuse guests at a Trump-themed New Year's Eve party he threw last December.

"I didn't think it would ever last this long," he told the Miami Herald. "But in the void left by him not actually having any infrastructure, it's been listed on Google Maps!"

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[Last modified: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 11:28am]


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