Here we go again: Rubio blames ‘Putin trolls’ for #ClintonBodyCount v #TrumpBodyCount Twitter war
The conspiracy war triggered by Jeffrey Epstein’s abrupt death, waged under anti-Clinton and anti-Trump banners, has only one logical explanation – Russia, Senator Marco Rubio claimed, as the US leader himself fueled controversy.
The death of the disgraced financier and convicted sex trafficker has set social media ablaze. The fact that his “apparent suicide,” as authorities keep calling it pending investigation, took place just a day after a trove of unsealed court documents revealed his ties to the highest ranks of the US establishment – including President Donald Trump and former president Bill Clinton – only added fuel to the furor.Also on rt.com It doesn’t take a tin-foil hat to smell a rat in Epstein’s ‘way too convenient’ death
Various conspiracy theories spread like wildfire and Twitter was soon flooded with messages tagged #ClintonBodyCount, claiming that the former president’s family might have had a hand in all of this. The rival #TrumpBodyCount hashtag cropped up immediately, blaming the mysterious death on the current US leader.
Some rushed to accuse the Twitter administration of bias and of picking a side in this war, by downplaying the popularity of anti-Clinton hashtag and deliberately promoting the one blaming Trump.
Does Twitter feel like explaining why #TrumpBodyCount is trending magically over #ClintonBodyCount right now, and even the analytics say it should be otherwise? Look at where it’s all coming from too...California.We’re tired of divisive, fake news manipulating us. #WeSeeYoupic.twitter.com/2dCGfSezYP— Mindy Robinson 🇺🇸 (@iheartmindy) August 11, 2019
Even Trump himself retweeted a post skeptical that Epstein’s death was a suicide, and that is when Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) decided to step up and blame the madness on the usual culprits – the Russians. The senator accused Putin and his bots (Trump included?) of “aggressively pushing” the viral hashtags to further “weaponize our polarization.”
#Putin bots & trolls are aggressively pushing hashtags on social media promoting Trump & Clinton conspiracies about #Epstein death.It’s sad (and frightening) to see so many Americans on both sides of partisan unwittingly helping them. Putin has weaponized our polarization.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 11, 2019
The call for unity has, however, failed to convince Americans to stop “unwittingly helping” those pesky Russians, as there was no shortage of people from both camps arguing right under Rubio’s post, but now reinforced by career Russiagaters.
Many criticized Rubio for battling conspiracy theories by pushing another one. But he was not the first to drag Moscow into this mess. Earlier, an MSNBC host, Joe Scarborough, was mocked for claiming that Epstein’s death definitely looks like something the omnipresent hand of the Kremlin would do.
The tweets are coming from inside the White House, Senator.— neets (@nycneets) August 11, 2019
FFS Marco you disingenuous prickThe goddamn president, Mr. “Fake News” himself, is spreading conspiracy theories trying to tie Epstein’s death to the ClintonsIf you wanna get all “holier-than-thou” about it, (we know how you like that) have the courage to clean your own house— BallsOut (@bjcreigh) August 11, 2019
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