A Wikipedia page displaying “President of the Confederate States of America” was edited on Tuesday to include President Donald Trump.
The addition of Trump, alongside Confederate President Jefferson Davis, has since been taken down. However, a screenshot shows him listed as serving starting from August 15 (today), to “unknown.” The edits showed Trump as having been elected in the “Confederate States Accidental Election” of 2017. Mike Pence was listed as his vice president.
The prank comes as Trump faces backlash from both Republicans and Democrats for blaming white nationalists and counter-protesters for rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.
Trump stated Tuesday that people protested “very quietly” in Charlottesville on Friday night. However, video footage shows protesters chanted Nazi slogans like, “Blood and soil” and “Sieg Heil,” along with “white lives matter” and “Jews will not replace us” while carrying tiki torches throughout the night.
Trump’s original statement on the violence also failed to call out white supremacists and neo-Nazis. He eventually disavowed the groups by name on Monday, but appeared to reverse course during a heated press conference Tuesday afternoon.