Donald Trump has taken tweets to an all-time high. He sends people into combat via Twitter. He also uses the internet medium to announce policy changes and to spread conspiracy theories. He even fired his FBI director via tweet. The U.S. president has taken tweets to another art form.
Virginia Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) jumped onto the conspiracy train headed nowhere. The representative tweeted:
‘@MichelleSteelCA‘s polling and fundraising is very strong against vulnerable Harley Rouda in CA.
‘@karenhandel will beat Lucy McBath in Georgia since Lucy lives in a different state.
‘@NancyMace will win in SC in this pro-Trump district.’
Donald Trump trades in conspiracy theories. Russian President Vladimir Putin handed him a classic conspiracy theory on a plate surrounded by pickled beets. The Russian said that Ukraine, not Moscow, was responsible for interfering with the 2016 presidential election. That was good enough for POTUS, and he sent his personal attorney over to Ukraine to find the nonexistent proof.
A New York Times column came out suggesting that there simply were not enough women willing for the party to elect. In response, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY)l reeled off a list of Republican women running for Congress in a lengthy Twitter thread — and in the process, echoed a baseless conspiracy theory about Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA):
‘@MichelleSteelCA‘s polling and fundraising is very strong against vulnerable Harley Rouda in CA.’
McBath used to be a gun safety activist before her son was accidentally shot and killed. She rode the blue wave into Congress. The National Republican Committee (NRC) has been falsely attacking the Congresswoman due to the conspiracy theory that she lived in Tennessee. The NRC tried to prove the accuracy of the charge by sending packages to her mother-in-law’s home.
‘Stefanik has gone full MAGA.’
To prove her point, she named off a number of Republican women running for Congress. She ended up echoing the conspiracy theory about Representative Lucy McBath (D-GA):
‘@MichelleSteelCA ‘s polling and fundraising is very strong against vulnerable Harley Rouda in CA.’
The National Republican Congressional Committee claimed that she really lives in Tennessee. The committee even tried to prove their point by sending packages to the Tennessee home of her mother-in-law, then trying to pass off her mother-in-law’s signature as her own.’
Then, the Twitter world had fun with this one. Take a look at them and see if any of them speak to you:
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