THE DRUMPF: A Funny Label, but Not Necessarily Fair…

Screen Shot 2016-03-02 at 9.49.31 AMJohn Oliver’s video of making Donald Drumpf again has taken the internet by storm. One question is raised though, is it fair? Check out the history behind Donald’s ancestral name.

Would Donald Drumpf poll as well?

After a 22-minute segment Sunday on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” many people learned that Donald J. Trump’s ancestors were Drumpfs, not Trumps.

“Drumpf is much less magical,” Mr. Oliver noted, suggesting that Mr. Trump’s opponents begin referring to him by the former family name. Soon enough, the hashtag #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain lit up social media. And on Super Tuesday, “Donald Drumpf” was the second-most searched candidate name on Google, behind only “Donald Trump,” and ahead of “Marco Rubio” and “Ted Cruz,” the senators who are two of Mr. Trump’s closest competitors in the race.

With Mr. Trump’s sweeping victories on Tuesday, we surely have not seen the last of the “Drumpf” meme. But even as his critics extend its popularity, some fairness might be in order.

Despite mistaken impressions, Mr. Trump and his recent relatives had nothing to do with the surname change.

Read more: NY Times

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