If you’re looking for yet another reason why Donald Trump is pathetic, here’s a terrific example — he retweeted a fake Twitter account that praised him. So, not only does he retweet praise of himself, because that’s what any selfless leader does, but the account isn’t even real. Did he know this? Who knows anymore, really?
Here’s the original tweet Trump retweeted:
Because of course a random girl named “Nicole” would have her account handle “ProTrump45.”
However, here’s “Nicole” — an apparent stock photo anyone can grab and use to pretend support.
— Michael Nanhu (@MichaelNanhu) August 6, 2017
However, in the mean time, the very conservative Daily Caller had an entire backstory on “Nicole”:
“Nicole Mincey is an African American female from Camden, NJ. She grew up in poverty and during this time her mother taught her the importance of hard work and self-responsibility. Her mother was a strong woman and a hardline conservative. Through hard work Nicole is now a college student and owner of ProTrump45, a pro-Trump empire.
Nicole, despite being raised by a conservative family, grew up liberal and once was a big fan of Democrats and former President Barack Obama. However during the 2016 election she listened to Donald Trump promise lower taxes and more opportunities for Americans before illegal immigrants and refugees. Looking at the mere statistics, Obama did not do a good job for African Americans. For example black income fell 18 percent and black homeownership fell 3 percent, along with a staggering 4 million MORE black people on food stamps than when Obama started. These facts, accompanied by listening to then-candidate Donald J. Trump, convinced Nicole that she should move away from the Democrats and vote Republican. So on November 8, 2016, she became one of 2.6 million African Americans to vote for Donald Trump.”
Pretty intense, right? Convincing, no?
Yet, here’s what Heavy is reporting:
“The college student whose identity is linked online to the persona first asked Heavy to stop using her “real name” and then claimed her Facebook was hacked and her identity assumed. She also said she plans to take legal action against the person who stole her identity. She said she is “not even interested in politics” and does not sell Trump merchandise or “have anything to do with Trump.” The woman told Heavy she will be filing a police report alleging identity theft on Monday.”
“The real woman whose name is attached to the account is a student in business administration and management at Saint Peter’s University, a Jesuit university in Jersey City, according to her LinkedIn profile. The Saint Peter’s mailroom is the address given in the ProTrump45 press release by media contact “Nicole Mincey.” (Note that some of the tweets below are now deleted “ghost tweets” because the Mincey Twitter account has now been suspended, but Heavy is leaving them up so you can get a flavor of the kind of boosterish comments the page wrote about Trump.)”
Here’s proof that the account is now suspended:
However, Trump still embarrassingly has the tweet on his Twitter feed:
And we all know he knows how to delete tweets considering all the ones he’s misspelled and reposted in the past.
A lot of sites are posting that this is especially pathetic because Trump is trying to show that he has support from the black community, and that’s why he chose to retweet this account, but who knows really? Maybe? Probably? Wouldn’t be surprised.
Nonetheless, Trump seems to keep going above and beyond to make himself look terrible. Or maybe he’s just terrible and because he’s now under the biggest microscope of all, we all see it.
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