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Wed May 31, 2017, 05:35 PM

What if the covfefe tweet is a dry run attack on social media?

Spicer is talking that he knows exactly what covfefe means, he and a small group of people in the WH.

“The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant,” Spicer said at Wednesday’s off-camera press gaggle in the White House briefing room. He refused to elaborate and ignored questions shouted by reporters. It followed a rarely seen self-deprecating joke from Trump early Wednesday morning that made light of the typo (or newly invented word) the president had birthed hours earlier.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/31/trump-covfefe-tweet-238967

45 has been gaining robot twitter 'followers' at the rate of millions per day over the last three days. The WH now has a 'war room' to combat the investigation(s) of Russian collusion. I'm beginning to think this tweet was done on purpose to see how far it would travel in the social networks and, the internet itself. Of course the whole tweet display may have as simple an explanation as being a sign that 45 is breaking up and the WH is scrambling to hide it. I would be willing to believe that except that he has been gaining 'followers' at an abnormal rate. I can see right away that a few tweets could take over the 'trending' column(s) on Tweeter simply by the use of these millions of fake accounts to like and re-tweet. I mean 'covfefe' went directly to the top of the column in just two hours.

That's my thoughts for today. I must run to the library so I'll check up on what y'all think here when i get back.

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Reply What if the covfefe tweet is a dry run attack on social media? (Original post)
icymist May 2017 OP
Zoonart May 2017 #1
furtheradu May 2017 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2017 #3
WePurrsevere May 2017 #6
Sugar Smack May 2017 #4
HipChick May 2017 #5
Voltaire2 May 2017 #7
smirkymonkey May 2017 #8
JHB May 2017 #9
icymist May 2017 #10

Response to icymist (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 05:40 PM

1. I don't know...

but I think you may have something here.

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 05:44 PM

2. Yes, I believe You are right on this. :( nt

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 05:44 PM

3. Don't attribute to malice that which can be explained by incompetence.

Granted, this WH is malicious; but it is also galactically incompetent. Trump's "covfefe" tweet was almost certainly the result of a mistake: It might have been a draft that he intended to delete but sent accidentally, or he was interrupted and hit send without intending to, or maybe he just fell asleep mid-tweet and his tiny fat fingers hit send as he drifted off. But Trump can't admit making a mistake, even a tiny, harmless one of the sort that other people make all the time and don't worry about. So he sent Baghdad Sean out to pretend it had some meaning instead of being the result of a simple mistake. The millions of Twitter followers are bots, paid for by Trump, or maybe the Russians.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Wed May 31, 2017, 05:58 PM

6. Well said and I totally agree.

The millions of new bot followers were probably put in place to help disseminate the BS propaganda better.

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 05:47 PM

4. I keep thinking the bots may have some pernicious virus.

I devoutly hope I'm wrong.

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 05:53 PM

5. Incompetence on a grand scale...with a poor WH clean up

SOP

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 06:40 PM

7. doofus is as doofus does

it was a drunk tweet. Look no deeper.

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 07:21 PM

8. Occam's razor would apply here.

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 07:24 PM

9. This is the context of Spicer's comments...

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 09:02 PM

10. Well, someone had to say it.

I watched the primaries where, how many? 12? Republican candidates underestimated this guy as they withdrew one by one. I'm not saying that he is this smart, but there is some wicked cunning abound in that camp. Hopefully he fired them all.

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