A popular Twitter warrior Democrats and progressive-types followed for supposedly insider information about the Trump administration is actually a President Donald Trump supporter, The Daily Beast reported Friday.
A social media warrior calling himself “Mr. Smith” frequently tweeted stories about how former Trump campaign officials had a tape showing the president promising sanctions relief if Russia helped him win the 2016 election. But this progressive hero is actually a pro-Trumper, according to the report.
Smith regularly hinted to his followers of momentous developments in the Russia investigation, and often promised what he called “barrel time” for Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
“Christmas clue: one person in the barrel was on the Apprentice,” Smith tweeted in December 2017. (RELATED: What Is Qanon? The Conspiracy Theory Grabbing Media Headlines)
Hendrix used this Reddit handle to post pro-Trump comments. “HEY HEY — HO HO — DONALD TRUMP WILL NEVER GO,” BigOleUncleCletus posted in one comment, adding the hashtag #GodEmperor. BigOleUncleCletus also wrote that he was once a “Never-Trumper” who was now “firmly on the Trump train.” It was Smith’s gaming habits that ultimately outed him, the report notes.
Hendrix, under the “Smith” moniker, posted a link to his Twitter account in July on the video game live-streaming site Twitch, asking his Twitter fans to watch him play a popular online game called Fortnite. Most of this came to light only after self-described social media investigator “Fraude” traced Smith to the BigOleUncleCletus Reddit account.
Neither Fraude nor Hendrix responded to questions from The Daily Beast.
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