Wow, what a story from the New York Instances’ Jack Nicas [@jacknicas]. “Bear in mind when Trump fell for a pretend account posing as his sister? (If not: He did.) Effectively, I found out who was behind it: a 21-year-old DoorDash driver and Trump supporter in Mechanicsburg, Penn. And hoo boy, it is fairly a story.” Go read the whole thing.
This is a snip from the highest, I do not need to give away the good things:
Final month, between tweets disputing his election loss, President Trump posted an article from a conservative web site that stated his sister Elizabeth Trump Grau had simply joined Twitter to publicly again her brother’s battle to overturn the vote.
“Thanks Elizabeth,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter. “LOVE!”
However the Twitter account that prompted the article was not his sister’s. It was a pretend profile run by Josh Corridor, a 21-year-old food-delivery driver in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
“I used to be like, ‘Oh, my goodness. He truly thinks it is his sister,'” Mr. Corridor, a fervent Trump supporter, stated in an interview final week.
It was a surreal coda to almost a 12 months of deception for Mr. Corridor. Since February, he had posed as political figures and their households on Twitter, together with 5 of the president’s kinfolk. He had pretended to be Robert Trump, the president’s brother; Barron Trump, the president’s 14-year-old son; and Dr. Deborah L. Birx, the White Home coronavirus response coordinator. The accounts collectively amassed greater than 160,000 followers.