For Immediate Release
Russian ".ru" Domain Makes Great Pun About
Trump's "Tired Of Winning" Promise
http://tiredofwinning.ru Web Address Sells Funny Swag Trump's First 100 Days
TROY, N.Y. (4/24/17) — Just in time for President Donald J. Trump's 100th day in office, which falls on Saturday, April 29, 2017, a locally-owned website is selling swag with a name that says and asks it all, http://tiredofwinning.ru .
All items -- hats, t-shirts, stickers -- simply have the web address http://tiredofwinning.ru printed on them. The ".ru" at the end of the URL is an Internet country code top-level domain for the Russian Federation (although the domain is Russian, the website is owned and published by two guys in upstate New York). The letters "ru" are also a popular abbreviation used in texting, shorthand for "Are You?" Together the website address reads aloud "Tired of Winning Are You?" which would be how Jedi Master Yoda, of the Star Wars universe, would ask someone like Luke Skywalker if he were tired of winning, i.e. "Tired of winning, are you, Master Luke?"
The nerdy pun is in reference to an oft-made riff in the campaign speeches of President Donald J. Trump when he was a 2016 U.S. presidential candidate.
"Arright. Look. You're gonna be so proud of your country if I get in. You're gonna be so proud of your president and I don't care about that. But you are gonnna be so -- Proud. Of. Your. Country. Because were gonna turn it around. And we're gonna start wining again. We're gonna win so much," said President Donald J. Trump, during a 2016 U.S. Presidential Campaign rally in Albany, N.Y. on April 11, 2016 at the Pepsi Arena. "We're gonna win at every level. We're gonna win economically. We're gonna win with the economy. We're gonna win with military. We're gonna win with healthcare and for our veterans. We're gonna win with every single facet. We're gonna win so much, you may even get tired of winning and you'll say 'Please, please, it's too much winning. We can't take it any more. Mr. President, it's too much,' and I'll say 'No it isn't. We have to keep winning. We have to win more.' We're gonna win more. We're gonna win so much. I love you Albany. Get out and vote. You will be so happy."
Watch a clip of that portion of the speech on YouTube here:
Throughout his campaign, Trump made the promise that if he were elected president, Americans would grow tired of winning, such as: on May 20, 2016 before the the 145th NRA annual convention in Louisville, Ky.; on Feb. 19, 2016 during three rallies in South Carolina before that state's primary, in Billings Mont., on May 26, 2016; and at many, many, many other stops in many other cities and states on the campaign trail.
President Trump has said we're gonna win so much, at so many levels, at every level. So far, specific things that President Trump has said we will win at include: the economy; military; healthcare; the border and trade. He has said we will win for our veterans, we will win "Big League," and that we will win with "every single facet." He has said we will "have so much winning," that -- in addition to getting tired of winning -- we're gonna "get bored with winning."
This March 15, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn., during his second campaign rally as U.S. President, Trump adjusted his warning for potential side effects from so much winning to say "We're gonna win so much you are gonna to get so sick and tired of winning."
SEE A DOCTOR BEFORE YOU GET SICK FROM WINNING.
The following night, during Seth Meyers's "A Closer Look" segment on Late Night with Seth Meyers, the comedic political commentator asked: "Are you sick of winning yet? Because if you are, you better get to the doctor before Trump takes away your health care."
On at least one occasion, Mr. Trump has specified that we're gonna get a "headache" from winning.
"SCIENTIST" SEZ CAN'T TIRE FROM TOO MUCH WINNING
BUT WARNS OF ADDICTION TO SO MUCH WINNING
According to a Feb. 7, 2017 article by Adan Salazar on the far-right website Infowars.com, "Science Says Trump WRONG: Americans Will NEVER Tire of 'Winning!'," the human mind grows accustomed to and even craves victory. In the article, Dr. Joel Salinas says Americans run the risk of going into victory "junkie mode" if we keep winning.
Currently, all products are for sale at http://tiredofwinning.ru are printed and shipped from the California-based company Zazzle. All payments are safely processed outside of Russian servers.
Although the website has a Russian domain, it's owned by two guys in Troy, N.Y., a small American city that was one of the nation's earliest and most prosperous industrial manufacturing centers. Today, little manufacturing remains in Troy, N.Y., which proudly boasts of being the "Hometown of Uncle Sam," the personification of the United States.
"Mr. Trump is great at making America hats," said one of the guys in Troy. "We don't wait to win in Troy, NY. So we're gonna join him in making great America hats again."