Trump keeps retweeting the anonymous account 'Catturd2' which backs his baseless election-fraud claims. The handle now is trending.
- President Trump, who baseless disputes that he lost the election to Joe Biden, has retweeted an account named "@catturd2" in support of his claims.
- The pro-Trump comic account bolstered many of Trump's unevidenced claims of election fraud, earning it three retweets from the president.
- "Catturd" has since trended on Twitter, with reactions ranging from amusement to embarrassment.
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President Donald Trump has been on a retweet spree of a Twitter account named @catturd2, who has been supporting his bid to overturn the election — creating a trending topic.
Trump retweeted the anonymous account three times overnight on Monday. The account says it is operated by a comedian who supports the president.
Trump has dismissed or ignored authoritative statements that the election was fairly won by President-elect Joe Biden, such as those made by the Department of Homeland Security and international election observers.
Instead he has relied on dubious outlets and authorities which back his preferred narrative
"@catturd2"'s profile bills the account as "The MAGA turd who talks s---," referring to the campaign slogan "Make America Great Again."
Among the president's retweets was one claiming "Rudy Giuliani is presenting a ton of evidence," in the president's challenge to the election results, while another shared an article from The Gateway Pundit aggregation site alleging ballot-counting irregularities in Arizona.
Arizona's GOP governor Doug Ducey certified the election for President-elect Joe Biden on Monday, infuriating the president.
@catturd2 has more than 462,000 followers and claims to have been retweeted by the president seven times in total.
The term "Catturd" has trended, largely with people expressing embarrassment or amusement. Some accounts showed horror, others sarcasm:
—Watching from the Window (@Liselle_V) December 1, 2020
—mtthw (@xyz424zyx) December 1, 2020
—The USA Singers (@TheUSASingers) December 1, 2020
Many other accounts celebrated the trending topic and felt that it expressed the president's sense of humor.
—??MAMADOXIE?? (@Mamadoxie) December 1, 2020
@catturd2 was jubilant at the attention, tweeting a meme depicting Trump and lawyer Sidney Powell, who is filing lawsuits attempting to overturn the election.
—Catturd ™ (@catturd2) December 1, 2020
The account also claimed that the president's attention had fueled sales of its book, "The Adventures of Cowfart."
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