After spending more than two hours fighting off attacks from fellow Democrat presidential candidates, former Vice President Joe Biden spent his closing remarks by preaching unity — before sending viewers to the wrong website.
"This is the United States of America. We've acted together. We have never, never, never been unable to overcome whatever the problem was," Biden said. "If you agree with me, go to Joe30330 and help me in this fight."
Biden likely meant to ask viewers to text the word "Joe" to the number 30330 for more information. But his closing statement sent thousands to a dead URL.
I just got off the stage where I shared my bold vision for our future built on uniting our country. Because I know if we work together, there’s nothing we can’t do.
Let's keep our momentum going. If you liked what you heard tonight, text JOE to 30330 and let's get to work. pic.twitter.com/EDIKTYiJB1
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 1, 2019
But hours later, joe30330.com began redirecting to a website called "Josh for America." The website includes an unlisted YouTube video posted by user "Josh Fayer."
In the video, Fayer says he's launching an "exploratory committee" to run for president in 2020, hinging on a "no homework in college" platform.
On his website, Fayer included a note that he is "not affiliated with any presidential campaign. We're just having some good fun (maybe a little bit at the expense of Joe)."