- Brittney McNamara, Teen Vogue
Ex-CIA Agent Wants to Buy Twitter to Kick Trump Off
A former CIA agent wants President Donald Trump to stop tweeting — so much that she's trying to buy Twitter in order to kick him out.
According to the Associated Press former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson launched a fundraiser this week in an effort to get enough money to buy Twitter. "If @Twitter executives won't shut down Trump's violence and hate, then it's up to us. #BuyTwitter #BanTrump," Plame Wilson said.
Plame Wilson started a GoFundMe page to achieve her goal, angling toward buying a controlling share of the company, which would require around $1 billion, she said.
"Donald Trump has done a lot of horrible things on Twitter. From emboldening white supremacists to promoting violence against journalists, his tweets damage the country and put people in harm's way. But threatening actual nuclear war with North Korea takes it to a dangerous new level. It’s time to shut him down," the GoFundMe page says. "Twitter is a publicly traded company. Shares = power. This GoFundMe will fund the purchase of a controlling interest in Twitter. At the current market rate that would require over a billion dollars — but that's a small price to pay to take away Trump's most powerful megaphone and prevent a horrific nuclear war."