Was This Account Retweeted by Trump Created by Someone Inside the President’s Campaign?
Over the last couple of weeks, Donald Trump has been working to court Jewish voters. In early December the President signed an executive order that would help combat anti-Semitism. Despite these overtures, Trump remains deeply unpopular with Jewish American voters.
This morning, the President retweeted a Twitter user who claimed to be Jewish and wrote an open letter to Jerrold Nadler. NBC News Reporter Ben Collins pointed out a number of quirks about the tweet that make it looks like it may have been written by someone in Trump’s camp.
The user Joseph From Borough Park, told Congressman Nadler, “I would like you to know I will never vote Democrat again. The feeling is shared throughout my family and community. Our support for you and your party ends here. Please do not step into our neighborhood and ask for our support again.”
— Joseph from Boro Park (@JosephaZBP) December 15, 2019
The message was first retweeted by Conservative pundit Sebastian Gorka, then shared by Trump.
Borough Park is a Brooklyn Neighborhood located in Nadler’s district. In 2018, the popular congressman won his district by 66 percentage points.
Collins pointed out a number of reasons why the Joseph from Boro Park account seemed fishy. The account was created yesterday and had no followers. The first tweet was subsequently retweeted by the President.
Fun facts about this account retweeted by the president:
—Account is 1 day old
—First tweet was retweeted by the president
—Follows no one
—Claims to be a Jewish Trump supporter from Boro Park
—Profile picture is from a NYTimes story about Jewish Trump supporters in Borough Park pic.twitter.com/vC8GsEZe7e
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) December 16, 2019
The photograph used by the account was also taken from a New York Times article about Jewish Trump supporters.
Following Trump’s retweet, Joseph from Boro Park’s follower count surged to over 2,800. The Account is still not following any fellow Twitter users.