Donald Trump is dominating the race to be the Republic presidential candidate so much that parodies of him are more popular than his opposition.
Mr Trump is easily the most searched for person as the US decides who it wants to run for president, as might be presumed. But the second-placed is something less expected.
“Donald Drumpf” — the candidates real family name — is easily the runner-up in the race to be most popular on Google. Searches for the name are far above those for Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz or any of the other Republican presidential candidates.
The search appears to have been spurred on by comedian John Oliver, who ran a campaign to #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain on his show this week. He urged his viewers to join the cause by using Trump’s original family name.
It isn’t entirely clear when the Trumps changed their family name. Journalist Gwenda Blair, who wrote a biography of the Trump family, said that it had happened during the Thirty Years War, in the 17th century — while other, often less authoritative sources sometimes claim that the change took place when Mr Trump’s grandfather moved from Germany to the US in 1885.
Mr Oliver said that he was urging people to go back to the old name because the “very name Trump is the cornerstone of his brand”. He said that using the new name would “uncouple that magical word from the man he really is”.
Donald Trump's most controversial quotes
Donald Trump's most controversial quotes
1/14 On Isis:
"Some of the candidates, they went in and didn’t know the air conditioner didn’t work and sweated like dogs, and they didn’t know the room was too big because they didn’t have anybody there. How are they going to beat ISIS?"
2/14 On immigration:
"I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me —and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words."
3/14 On Free Trade:
"Free trade is terrible. Free trade can be wonderful if you have smart people. But we have stupid people."
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4/14 On Mexicans:
"When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists."
5/14 On China:
"I just sold an apartment for $15 million to somebody from China. Am I supposed to dislike them?... I love China. The biggest bank in the world is from China. You know where their United States headquarters is located? In this building, in Trump Tower."
6/14 On work:
"If you're interested in 'balancing' work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable."
7/14 On success:
"What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate."
8/14 On life:
"Everything in life is luck."
9/14 On ambition:
"You have to think anyway, so why not think big?"
10/14 On his opponents:
"Bush is totally in favour of Common Core. I don't see how he can possibly get the nomination. He's weak on immigration. He's in favour of Common Core. How the hell can you vote for this guy? You just can't do it."
11/14 On Obamacare:
"You have to be hit by a tractor, literally, a tractor, to use it, because the deductibles are so high. It's virtually useless. And remember the $5 billion web site?... I have so many web sites, I have them all over the place. I hire people, they do a web site. It costs me $3."
12/14 On Barack Obama:
"Obama is going to be out playing golf. He might be on one of my courses. I would invite him. I have the best courses in the world. I have one right next to the White House."
13/14 On himself:
"Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money."
14/14 On America:
"The American Dream is dead. But if I get elected president I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before and we will make America great again."
The Make Donald Drumpf Again campaign was launched with a website, as well as the social media campaign, which sells merchandise intended to mock Mr Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan. It also includes a Chrome extension that changes every mention of Mr Trump back into Donald Drumpf.Reuse content