In a hilarious twist of fate, MSNBC anchor Joy Ann Reid, who has repeatedly called out Russian election meddling, was the favorite pundit of the Russian trolls indicted by Robert Mueller.
Reid, who hosts a weekend show on the network, received the most retweets of any pundit from the Russian troll farm, according to a review by Law and Crime.
Donald Trump received the most retweets in 2016 overall, at 578, while Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders received 27.
Reid received 267 total retweets by the Russian trolls. While that’s only about half as many retweets as the president, the irony is especially thick given her constant accusations that the president colluded with Russia in order to win the election.
As of today, Robert Mueller has done more to punish Russia for interfering in our election than Donald Trump (who Russians worked so hard to make president of the United States.)
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) February 17, 2018
… the sobering reality that far from being offended or outraged by Russia’s intrusion into our democracy on his behalf, Donald Trump welcomes it, and may even hope it happens again on behalf of him and his party… https://t.co/8k9yvICL2D
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) February 19, 2018
Donald Trump’s defense counsel, Rep. Jordan, is now publicizing the fact that a senior FBI counterintelligence agent was deeply concerned that Donald Trump, whose campaign was compromised by Russia, might become president.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) December 13, 2017
It’s all connected. Trump isn’t in this alone, and the conspiracy to install him in the White House involved more than Russia. https://t.co/2Nv1izy1fb
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) July 12, 2017
Reid likely became a target for the Russians because they chose to promote people who thought could sow division in the country. Reid has attacked Christians, denounced Christmas bonuses for her employees, spread fake news on several occasions, joked about Nazis, and claimed the Trump era is the worst time to be a human.