Kellyanne Conway, the former campaign manager and current senior adviser to Donald Trump, may be gearing up to lead a new dangerous private political group.
Of all the Trump loyalists, except maybe Chris Christie, it seems that Conway has been left out in the cold concerning Trump’s new administration.
With people like Ben Carson and Steve Bannon obtaining high-level positions, it seems that it would be a no-brainer for Trump to pick Conway to lead White House communications or perhaps even be named his first press secretary.
But alas, ’tis not meant to be.
However, there are reports of a new political group being led by Conway with the specific goal of pushing Trump’s message and agenda. It also appears that this group may operate outside of the Republican National Committee.
The unnamed propaganda group will be in charge of putting together Trump rallies and attacking all of Trump’s political enemies.
Conway told the Washington Post that the group would be “a surround-sound superstructure” that would “bolster the new administration’s political and policy goals.”
In other words, Trump’s plan is to turn the next four years into one big campaign, by complete with his own personal super-PAC group to spin everything that happens during his term to make him look good.
As if that wasn’t nefarious enough, Conway explained the group’s secondary purpose.
“The new group is expected to focus especially on 10 vulnerable Democratic senators who represent states that Trump won,” the Post reports, listing all ten.
Here’s where the trolls come in.
“The Trump group could potentially target each senator by mobilizing followers to call their offices or target the lawmakers on Twitter, Facebook and other social-media platforms. Hand-picked leaders in each of the counties Trump won across the country could also apply more direct pressure by calling state or district offices.”
Trump’s political propaganda team, led by Conway, openly plans to terrorize and harass certain Democratic lawmakers, to make their lives a living hell before the next round of congressional elections.
In other words, Conway would be in charge of directing teams of Twitter trolls… https://t.co/wxYtWbjFH5
— LMutty (@LMutty1) December 6, 2016
Trump’s internet troll brigade is not unlike Russia’s paid troll program which some intelligence experts believe was used to influence the 2016 presidential race in Trump’s favor.
According to the Business Insider, the Kremlin employs paid trolls to pose as citizens in Western countries to promote disharmony and destabilize its geopolitical rivals.
As Adrian Chen, a staff writer at the New Yorker, explained in his explosive New York Times exposé, Russia employs an “army of well-paid trolls.”
“A very interesting thing happened,” Chen told Longform‘s Max Linsky in a podcast in December.
“I created this list of Russian trolls when I was researching. And I check on it once in a while, still. And a lot of them have turned into conservative accounts, like fake conservatives. I don’t know what’s going on, but they’re all tweeting about Donald Trump and stuff,” he said.
Linsky then asked Chen who he thought “was paying for that.”
“I don’t know,” Chen replied. “I feel like it’s some kind of really opaque strategy of electing Donald Trump to undermine the US or something. Like false-flag kind of thing. You know, that’s how I started thinking about all this stuff after being in Russia.”
Conway’s first targets will also include five women who she sees as vulnerable. Her army of Twitter trolls plan on harassing the social media accounts and physical offices of Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Minn.), Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), just to name a few.
Trump’s troll army will also be very well funded from a nearly endless supply of deep-pocket Republican donors just dying to throw money into Super PACs and other groups designed to promote their conservative agendas.
From the Washington Post:
“The new pro-Trump group could have major patrons in hedge fund manager Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah, who have emerged as influential figures in Trump’s orbit. The Mercers ran and financed a pro-Trump super PAC during the campaign, and Rebekah Mercer is close to Conway, deputy campaign manager David Bossie and campaign chairman Stephen K. Bannon, who will serve as the chief White House strategist.”
And they need not worry about finding volunteers.
“The pro-Trump group will likely have access to the 10 million email addresses of potential supporters that the Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign acquired over the course of the campaign, a list that includes more than 2.5 million individual donors.”
Thanks to Conway, it looks like Trump will be able to keep his promise on creating jobs — at least for a few thousand white supremacist Twitter trolls eager to spread his administration’s propaganda and cyber bully his opposition.
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