After Donald Trump embraced a new allegation against Hillary Clinton on Monday, Twitter critics have come out in force to mock him over one of his favorite segues to controversial innuendo and political mudslinging.
Last night, Trump got on board with the recent, questionable claim that Clinton caused an Iranian scientist and CIA informant’s execution by mentioning him in her deleted emails. While some have said it was too early to jump to conclusions, conservative websites and figures have picked up on this and blamed the former Secretary of State for making scattered, cryptic references to Shahram Amiri.
The GOP nominee took to Twitter with this message specifically:
Many people are saying that the Iranians killed the scientist who helped the U.S. because of Hillary Clinton’s hacked emails.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2016
Of course, this is hardly the first time that Trump used that kind of phrase; it’s just nebulous enough to convey some meaning without providing any real specifics. This newest instance caused his critics to rebuke him with the hashtag #ManyPeopleAreSaying:
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) August 9, 2016
#ManyPeopleAreSaying that Donald Trump is an elaborate Illuminati plot
— Paul Szoldra (@PaulSzoldra) August 8, 2016
— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) August 8, 2016
— Just Maybe (@ShomahKhoobi) August 9, 2016
— Evolved Chimp (@RUFfnKiddingMe) August 9, 2016
— Peace Is Active (@peaceisactive) August 9, 2016
#manypeoplearesaying that Trump stole the idea of the wall from Pink Floyd.
— Jesse Barnett (@rightarmjesse) August 8, 2016
#ManyPeopleAreSaying that if you say “President Obama” three times in front of the bathroom mirror he appears and gets a 54% approval rate
— Jesse LaGreca (@JesseLaGreca) August 9, 2016
— darth™ (@darth) August 9, 2016
— I.M. Important (@freelancewoman) August 9, 2016
— Karen J (@KaJo503) August 9, 2016
#ManyPeopleAreSaying Interesting that a guy who owned casinos complains about contests being rigged.
— Harold Itzkowitz (@HaroldItz) August 9, 2016
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