Trump Endorses Russian Propaganda Campaign Against Democrats

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For months, Russian social media trolls have been trying to influence the 2018 midterm election with a new campaign called #WalkAway, claiming that Democrats are leaving their party to support President Donald Trump. On Saturday morning, Trump endorsed that propaganda campaign on Twitter.

Trump supporters are supposedly going to march in Washington DC later today under the #WalkAway banner, so he praised the “movement.”

Again, #WalkAway is a Russian propaganda campaign!

CNN reports that the campaign is “presented as a grassroots effort by former Democrats,” but is actually the work of Russian bots.

“#WalkAway has also now been connected to Kremlin-linked Russian bots, and it is now the seventh most popular Russia-influenced hashtag,” CNN continued. “The purpose of this now-astroturf campaign is to manipulate public opinion by creating the illusion that this is a popular movement. In reality, #WalkAway has become pure propaganda, a psychological operation.”

Twitter users took Trump to the woodshed for once again spreading Russian propaganda.

The bottom line is that Democrats are poised to retake the House on November 6th, and have a shot at taking control of the Senate, too. That’s why Republicans are desperate to stop the blue wave from happening and are so willing to push the #WalkAway propaganda. They figure Russia helped them in 2016, so they have no problem with Russia helping them again if it means remaining in power.

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