Monday, February 27, 2017

@ShadowingTrump Trolls Trump on Twitter

According to a news item published by Mike Allen's Axios AM this morning, a group of far left ideologues has risen up and coordinated together to troll President Trump on Twitter. The objective is to tweet opposition to his policies and actions on social media. Using the Twitter handle of @ShadowingTrump, they were brought together by Bernie Sanders supporter New York City Public Advocate Mark Green and are led by Harvard Law School professor (and Clinton supporter) Laurence Tribe. Take a look at who they are:

  • LAURENCE TRIBE, "Attorney General" -- Constitutional law professor at Harvard Law School.
  • MARIELENA HINCAPIE, "INS/ICE/Immigration" -- executive director, National Immigration Law Center
  • DERAY MCKESSON, "Justice Issues" - Co-founder, Black Lives Matter. civil rights activist.
  • ROBERT REICH, "Labor/Commerce" -- Ex-Labor Secretary, best-selling author.
  • LAURA TYSON, "Treasury/Trade" -- Ex-chair CEA, professor at Berkeley Hass Business School
  • DAVID CAY JOHNSTON, "IRS" -- Pulitzer prize-winning journo/author. Founder of new DCReport.
  • DIANE RAVITCH, "Education" -- Professor at NYU, author/editor of 24 books on education.
  • JOAN CLAYBROOK, "Transportation" -- Ex-head of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • ROB WEISSMAN, "Consumer Agencies" -- President, Public Citizen.
  • DAVID FREEMAN, "Energy & EPA" -- Ex-head of TVA & NYS Power Authority.
  • DAVID HIMMELSTEIN, STEFFIE WOOLFINDLER, "HHS/Health" -- Distinguished Professors at Pub. Health School, CUNY/Hunter; co-founders Physicians for National Health.
  • COLIN KAHL, "NSA/Terrorism" - V.P. Biden's National Security Adviser.
  • ROSA BROOKS, "State Department" -- Ex--DoD counselor, author, columnist Foreign Policy.
  • ANDREW BACEVICH, "Defense Department" -- Author/historian, BU. Pardee School Global Affairs.
Times like this are when we should be relieved Republicans were able to put a street fighter in the White House to take on such tactics. The Tweeter-in-Chief has the left off balance - traditionally, Republicans don't bother to respond when the left goes to war. This, by the way, is another reason we now have President Trump - Americans were sick and tired of Republicans not fighting for them in a public way. Trump does.

So, if you are a part of the Twitterverse, keep an eye out for the latest from @ShadowingTrump. Knowledge is power. Stay outside the conservative bubble and know what the opposition is up to.

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