Latest Vague Accusation Inspires Twitter to Troll Trump With #ManyPeopleAreSaying
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:
#ManyPeopleAreSaying @realDonaldTrump is a secret Muslim. Not me. But many people do say that. pic.twitter.com/Jv4hUG8xlm
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) August 9, 2016
#ManyPeopleAreSaying that Donald Trump is an elaborate Illuminati plot
— Paul Szoldra (@PaulSzoldra) August 8, 2016
#ManyPeopleAreSaying @realDonaldTrump‘s staff returned his Android to him as a reward for staying on the teleprompter this morning.
— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) August 8, 2016
#ManyPeopleAreSaying that this is the best gif ever. pic.twitter.com/459EBViP2k
— Just Maybe (@ShomahKhoobi) August 9, 2016
#ManyPeopleAreSaying that @HillaryClinton didn’t short circuit because this is what a short circuit looks like. pic.twitter.com/MsJ79EKA5Q
— Evolved Chimp (@RUFfnKiddingMe) August 9, 2016
#ManyPeopleAreSaying I’m With Her pic.twitter.com/Boufe1Hlua
— 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
these hands cannot even hold a whole piece of chicken no i am serious many people pic.twitter.com/VW5NqEliax
— darth™ (@darth) August 9, 2016
#ManyPeopleAreSaying: “Look at that face, who would vote for that face?”#ManyPeopleAreSaying it. pic.twitter.com/Rma0uaT2mQ
— I.M. Important (@freelancewoman) August 9, 2016
#ManyPeopleAreSaying the Trumps are the Beverly Hillbillies of Manhattan pic.twitter.com/nR6hQWlmm0
— 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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