Anonymous has declared ‘total war’ on Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump in a video that’s made it’s way across several video posting and social media websites.
The video begins with a hooded figure in a Guy Fawkes mask addressing Trump directly, stating, “Dear Donald Trump, we have been watching you for a long time and what we see is deeply disturbing.”
The hacktivist group then begins outlining some of Trump’s most offensive comments through a montage of video clips featuring the billionaire. The clips feature such scenes as Trump labeling Mexicans as rapists, coming on to his daughter, making sexist remarks towards women, and mocking a physically-handicapped journalist.
After the video concludes the hooded figure declares “total war” on Trump stating:
‘Your inconsistent and hateful campaign has not only shocked the United States of America—you have shocked the entire planet with your appalling actions and ideas,’ the speaker says, ‘This is a call to arms.’
“We need you to shut down his website,” the Anonymous rep continues. “Research and expose what he doesn’t want the public to know. We need you to dismantle his campaign and sabotage his brand.”
The hooded figure ends by announcing “Operation Trump engaged” while displaying the hashtag #OpTrump.
Here’s the video via YouTube
The group’s YouTube page calls on their supporters to participate in taking down the website TrumpChicago.com on April 1st. Anonymous also plans to take down other Trump sites like donaldjtrump.com, trumphotelcollection.com, and trump.com. The group will even target affiliated sites like donaldtrump2016online.com and citizensfortrump.com. The hacktivists have also stated their desire to focus on the billionaires personal life while share damaging information that he doesn’t want the public to know.
Here’s some information on how Anonymous works.
‘Anonymous hackers often use distributed denial of service attacks—overwhelming floods of Internet traffic—to pummel the computer servers of their targets. The group previously waged campaigns against countries such as Turkey and Hungary as well as the cybersecurity startup CloudFlare. Factions of the group have also targeted ISIS, scientologists, and the Ku Klux Klan.’
#OpTrump was officially launched at the end of last year when the hacktivists allegedly hacked Trumps voicemail account and leaked its contents to Gawker.