Valeria Plame Wilson, a former undercover CIA operative, is fundraising to purchase a piece of Twitter large enough so that she can ban President Trump from using the site, The Washington Examiner reports.
On her GoFundMe page, she blames a sizable portion of America’s ills on the president, explaining: “From emboldening white supremacists to promoting violence against journalists, his tweets damage the country and put people in harm’s way. But threatening actual nuclear war with North Korea takes it to a dangerous new level.”
Wilson blew her cover in 2003 while she worked in the CIA’s covert ops section. She eviscerated Twitter because she says the management is not abiding by its own community standards code and should be dropping Trump’s access.
But the former spy isn’t making much progress. She needs to make at least $1 billion to take control of Twitter; since she started asking for money on Aug. 16, Wilson has managed to bring in less than $3,000.
She has admitted that she has taken on a gargantuan project, with $731 million Twitter shares on the market, each one selling for 16 cents.
Wilson says if she “can’t get a majority interest,” she’ll be satisfied with “buying a significant stake in the company” so that she can then agitate to dump Trump at the annual shareholder meetings.
If she raises more money than required or if she comes up short, Wilson promises to donate all of the collected revenues to “Global Zero, a nonprofit organization leading the resistance to nuclear war.”
The CEO of Twitter has indicated he has no issue with Trump’s incessant use of the social media platform to issue anything from policy announcements to criticism of cabinet ministers. Jack Dorsey agrees that it is valuable for the American people to “hear directly from our leadership.”