For the past few years, liberals have been complaining nonstop about President Donald Trump’s use of Twitter to convey his thoughts and opinions to the American people.
There have been a lot of theories floated among liberals on how to get Trump to stop tweeting. So far, former CIA operative Valerie Wilson gets the prize for most creative, and most ludicrous, idea yet.
Wilson, who had her identity leaked during President George W. Bush’s time in office, has started a GoFundMe page to stop Trump from tweeting. She isn’t planning on buying off Trump — she’s planning on buying Twitter.
The page, which has set a goal of $1 billion, explains that by raising this money, Wilson would be able to buy a majority share in the company, and would be able to kick Trump off of Twitter.
— Valerie Plame Wilson (@ValeriePlame) August 18, 2017
“Twitter is a publicly traded company. Shares = power. This GoFundMe will fund the purchase of a controlling interest in Twitter,” the GoFundMe page’s description explains.
Wilson is also a self-described “anti-nuclear activist” and justifies this fundraising scheme as a way to stop nuclear war.
“There’s a real danger that Trump’s tweets could actually start a nuclear war. Let’s delete his account before that happens,” the description reads.
As of Thursday morning, Wilson’s campaign had raised just over $38,000 — a far cry from what she would actually need.
The whole idea is inane, of course, but even absurd ideas sometimes require a response.
The Associated Press reported Wednesday that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a statement essentially dismissing the campaign.
“Her ridiculous attempt to shut down his (First Amendment rights) is the only clear violation and expression of hate and intolerance in this equation,” the statement read.
USA Today noted that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has defended Trump’s ability to tweet, stating that it was important that people could “hear directly from our leadership.”
Clearly, the idea of freedom of speech doesn’t sit too well with Wilson.
Much like former Green Party nominee Jill Stein’s attempt to raise money for a recount of the 2016 election, this effort won’t do anything. As for the money being raised, we should note that Wilson she claims that if she can’t raise the necessary funds, all the money will be “donated to Global Zero, a nonprofit organization leading the resistance to nuclear war.”
That’s heartening, and who could doubt it?
This is just another sad attempt by a desperate liberal to stop Trump all because they don’t like what he says. It’s really quite sad to see just how desperate these never Trump folks are getting.
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