Did anyone ever think that Trump's Twitter Name, Real Trump was a little curious? Did someone ever want to pretend to be Twitter Trump? Is there a fake Trump, orange Trump or other version of Twitter Trumpoid that Donald Trump wanted to differentiate himself from? Why RealTrump?
Now could it simply be coincidence or could it be something more? I try to listen and read information that comes from all points of view and all political persuasions. Sometimes it can be daunting trying to separate out fact from fiction.
I was reading and listening to commentary from some of the alt- right, right wing and conservative commentators. In addition I was reading some of the Putin cheerleaders in the United States. One of the things I found was curious that a lot of them all cited RT as their source of information. Some of the articles even included links to RT.
At the time I'd never heard of RT, didn't know what news organization it represented, or what level of credibility it had. So I did a little checking. RT stands for Russia Today
From Wikipedia - RT "RT, originally Russia Today, is a television network funded by the Russian government. It operates cable and satellite television channels directed to audiences outside of Russia as well as providing Internet content in various languages, including Russian."..."During the economic crisis in December 2008, the Russian Government, headed by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, included ANO "TV-Novosti" in the list of core organizations of strategic importance of Russia." (RT was designated a TV-Novosti.) (Click on the green type to go directly to the original Wikipedia article)
From the same Wikipedia Article Wikipedia - RT:
"RT has frequently been called a propaganda outlet for the Russian government and its foreign policy by news reporters, including former RT reporters. RT has also been accused of spreading disinformation. The United Kingdom media regulator, Ofcom, has repeatedly found RT to have breached rules on impartiality, and of broadcasting "materially misleading" content. RT states that it merely offers a Russian perspective on global events." (Highlighting of sections of this quote from Wikipedia mine and not highlighted in original article.)
So is it a coincidence if you were to ask why are the two letters that stand out in Trump's Twitter handle (if they were initials) RealTrump and the initials for Russia Today propaganda television network RT are exactly the same?
Another coincidence that struck me is the New Yorker recently had an article about Donald Trump and possible Russian connection and it featured a billboard in Moldova that had a picture of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Trump Putin Billboard - Let's Make The World Great Again - Together The caption on the billboard is "Let's Make the World Great Again - Together." (Please make sure you click on the link - in green lettering to view the billboard. It is shocking!) The billboard appeared to be several years old and somewhat worn. So it didn't seem to be something that was being put up for Donald Trump's presidential run, but rather seemed to be something that preceded Donald Trump's Presidential bid by several years. Possibly it was put up to celebrate one of Donald Trump's many Russian deals we don't know about because he refused to release his tax returns.
So might it be that Vladimir Putin gave Trump a little help with his Twitter handle RealTrump and Trump's Campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" in addition to the suspected hacking.
What might Russia be receiving in return?
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