Ex-CIA Covert Operations specialist, Valerie Plame announced to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday that she is planning to get President Trump banned from Twitter. In a bizarre and juvenile scheme, she plans to buy billions of dollars of shares of Twitter, and – as an activist shareholder – force the company to delete the President’s Twitter account.
Yes, it is exactly as stunningly stupid as it sounds.
Plame elucidated her plan, commenting that, “I think the best way of putting it is that Trump has weaponized Twitter,” Plame said. “I think just last week John Oliver said who would imagine that when Twitter was invented that we’d be on the brink of Armageddon, and everyone kinda laughs at that, but people who really follow this, and as you know, this is what I used to do in my old job at the CIA.”
“We know that this is deadly serious,” she reminded Blitzer.
“Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, is very impulsive,” she added, “the last thing we want to do is heat up this rhetoric until we move into something that is sort of moves inexorably towards nuclear war. We don’t want to stumble into nuclear war.”
Plame’s strategy includes a plan to “crowdsource” enough money to purchase enough shares of Twitter to control it and force Donald Trump off the widely used social media platform. However, she’s still miserably short of her target amount for now.
“So far, Valerie, you’ve only raised close to $50,000 towards your goal of $1 billion,” Blitzer said, “here’s the question are you just trying to send a message? Is this really a serious effort because it’s a, I’m just curious.”
“Yeah, well a billion dollars is really ambitious and I’ve just learned today that it’s only going to buy like an eighth of a controlling share of Twitter,” she added, “so it’s a highly valued company.”
“The point is I want to shine a spotlight on showing how dangerous Trump and his Twitter button can be,” she said.
Blitzer then asked her to comment on the investigations into the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential elections and the purported collusion of the Trump campaign with Moscow.
“It is more than a coincidence,” she said, “there are so many instances of contacts, outreach, to Russians. And like many Americans, I’m relying on [Special Counsel] Robert Mueller, and his crackerjack team to really get to the bottom of this, and see what is there. It’s head-scratching, and concerning.”