Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is having some fun with President Donald Trump’s recent move to Florida.
During its Monday night broadcast the show announced a new extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers that replaces the name Donald Trump with the phrase, “Florida man” in any headline or anytime it appears while the extension is activated. It was reported Friday that Trump, a lifelong New Yorker, changed his primary residence to his Palm Beach resort, Mar-a-Lago, making him an official, albeit adopted Florida man.
“We’ve been working on a browser extension that takes Trump’s name in the headlines and replaces it with Florida man,” host Trevor Noah announced as he wrapped the show. “So, now a Florida man suggested nuking hurricanes. And a Florida man wants to date his daughter.”
Indeed, visiting maketrumpfloridaman.com will allow you to download and install the program. Even the president’s own Twitter account becomes a verified Florida Man account, blue check and all. His son, Donald Trump, Jr., also gets the Florida-man treatment.
Activating “Make Trump Florida Man” changes headlines like CNN’s “Trump to reporter: I’m a stable genius” to “Florida man to reporter: I’m a stable genius,” and Vanity Fair’s “Trump Insists He’s Smart Enough to Commit Crimes” becomes “Florida man Insists He’s Smart Enough to Commit Crimes.”
The extension goes well beyond headlines. In many cases, Trump’s name is replaced every time it appears on a web page once the extension is activated. Even the White House website isn’t safe. Using the browser extension, you can read about the “Florida Man Administration” directly from the White House website.
The phrase, “Florida man,” has become synonymous with weird, wild tales of the Sunshine State. It even spawned the “Florida Man Challenge,” a viral sensation earlier this year that prompted people to search the internet for the phrase, “Florida man," along with their birthday to get your Florida horoscope.
Some gems include headlines like, “Naked Florida man revealed on video sneaking into restaurant and munching on ramen,” “Florida man throws bicycle, then other man off bridge” and “Police: A Florida man thought a neighbor stole his lawn mower, so he set his Corvette on fire.”
The move is the Daily Show’s latest jab at the president. During Thursday’s episode, Trump’s 2016 rival, Hilary Clinton, opened the show by reading what she called “the scariest ghost story of our time” about the “Orange Man.”
Trump, Noah said, has really “always been a Florida man.”