Trump Uses Barely Active And Anonymous Twitter Users To Attack Megyn Kelly

Derek Hunter Contributor
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The old adage “stick with what works” seems to be Donald Trump’s campaign motto. The billionaire GOP presidential hopeful added to his lead in the polls after swiping at Fox News host and first debate co-moderator Megyn Kelly over what he viewed as unfair questions about his past comments about women. After a “truce” was called between Trump and Fox News, the candidate continued to appear on the network regularly. But the truce appears to be over.

For her part, Kelly has refrained from engaging in a back-and-forth with Trump, ignoring his name calling and criticism of her work. This was made easier for her by the fact that she was not on air the week after the debate, having gone on a scheduled vacation. Now she’s back, and so, it appears, is Trump’s venom, though mostly express through proxy, relatively inactive Twitter accounts.

It started with a direct criticism from Trump of Kelly’s interview with Dr. Cornell West on #BlackLivesMatter and the USA Today op-ed written by another GOP hopeful, Dr. Ben Carson.

From there it got more personal.

Trump then began retweeting negative comments about Kelly by rarely used or anonymous Twitter accounts.

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Including a tweet commenting on Kelly’s looks.

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And another calling Kelly a “bimbo.”

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After taking a break to retweet a swipe at fellow GOP contender Jeb Bush because he “speaks Mexican;”

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While having sent few tweets to very few followers, these accounts have been vocal in their support for Trump. Perhaps he has inspired otherwise inactive users to get involved in social media, or perhaps they are proxy accounts used to insulate Trump from directly having to engage in criticisms of those he uses as a foil.