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Student mocks presidential candidate Donald Trump with Facebook page

For one GW student, humor trumps politics.

Once Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president more than a week ago, senior Conor McGrath decided to poke fun at the real estate mogul with a Facebook page in mock support.

He said he hopes GW Students for Donald Trump will get more likes on Facebook than a similar page in support of presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Since launching on May 16, McGrath’s page has more than 150 likes.

“When you talk about Donald Trump, the guy is a joke,” McGrath said in an interview this week. “I think it’s a way to have fun. It’s the summer, you see what’s up and see how much traction you can get.”

Since May, students have started at least two other groups to support presidential candidates, like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. and Florida governor Jeb Bush.

McGrath hasn’t registered GW Students for Donald Trump as a student organization, but said he may still host happy hours to mock happy hours held as fundraisers for candidates.

“If Jeb Bush can have one, why can’t we?” he said.

McGrath added that he is not in charge of a Twitter account in support of Trump, “Donald Trump for GW.” The creator of that account gave an interview over Twitter on Thursday.

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