December 19, 2015 12:44 PM EST

Russian President Vladimir Putin may soon be joining Donald Trump on the Republican presidential ticket in the culmination of a highly-publicized exchange of mutual respect. At least, that’s according to a fake website and press release created by fellow GOP candidate Ohio Governor John Kasich.

The joke spoofs Trump’s apparently growing friendship with the Russian leader, who has been effusive toward GOP frontrunner in recent days. Trump has previously said the pair would get along if he were elected President, and this week Putin returned the good feelings, calling Trump the “absolute leader in the presidential race.” Trump replied, saying the compliment was “a great honor.”

Besides jabbing at the chummy relationship between Trump and Putin, Kasich’s campaign re-wrote the current Trump campaign slogan as “Make Tyranny Great Again!”

“Don’t mind the constitutional problems of our candidacy,” read a statement on a fake campaign website. “This campaign will be terrific! Huge! A merger of two great powers!”

 

Write to Justin Worland at justin.worland@time.com.

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