HuffPo Columnist Uses Massive Twitter Thread to Lay Out Trump-Russia ‘Mayflower’ Conspiracy
Twitter is designed to deliver a message in a limited number of characters. A Huffington Post columnist gamed the medium to explain a conspiracy theory related to President Trump’s Russian ties in a series of 40-plus tweets.
Columnist and frequent Trump critic Seth Abramson feels that he has evidence to support claims that, “The plot to sell America’s foreign policy for foreign oil and steal an election in the bargain began at the Mayflower Hotel.”
He kicked off his tweet storm on Thursday by noting, “Paul Manafort took over the Trump campaign on April 16, just 72 hours before Trump mathematically eliminated his competition.” The second tweet stated, “The timing was intentional: Manafort, hired in March, was slated to become the campaign’s key player as soon as Trump became the nominee.”
The tweets, each numbered, went on to spell out Abramson’s thoughts on Trump’s ties to Russia, using various articles from news organizations, such as Politico, to describe the Trump campaign moving an important speech from its original venue to the Mayflower Hotel.
The ninth tweet notes that the new venue had “581 private rooms for private meetings” and “restricted, VIP-only areas. Tweet No. 10 said, “The latter was important because Manafort wanted Trump to hold an intimate, 24-person cocktail hour in the Mayflower’s VIP Senate Room.”
Abramson went on to claim that some of the VIPs in attendance have ties to a Russian oil deal, and offered Trump “aid in getting elected in exchange for lifting US sanctions.”
By tweet No. 22 and 23, Abramson quoted Trump’s speech from the event in question: “We desire to live peacefully and in friendship with Russia…we are not bound to be adversaries. We should seek common ground based on shared interests…an easing of tensions and improved relations with Russia.”
The HuffPost columnist notes that “Senator Jeff Sessions and ambassadors [from Russia and the other nations] congregated before the event,” and called for an investigation by tweet No. 37.
After the 40-tweet conspiracy theory, Abramson offered his take on what the scandal should be called:
He would go on to tweet several documents supporting the theory.
Source: The Wrap