- President Trump, who unfoundedly denies losing the election to Joe Biden, retweeted an account named “@ catturd2” in support of his claims.
- The pro-Trump comic book account reinforced numerous unproven allegations of Trump’s 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 frenzy to a Twitter account named @ catturd2, which supports his attempt to annul the election – creating a trending topic.
Trump retweeted the anonymous account three times on Monday night. The narrative claims to be mostly comedic which 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 questionable media and authorities to back up his favorite narrative.
The profile of “@ catturd2” displays the account as “The Speaking MAGA Etron -“, referring to the campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”.
Among the president’s retweets, there was one claiming that “Rudy Giuliani presents a ton of evidence” in the president’s challenge to the election results, while another shared an article from the aggregation site The Gateway Pundit alleging irregularities in the counting of votes in Arizona.
Arizona GOP Governor Doug Ducey certified the election of President-elect Joe Biden on Monday, infuriating the president.
@ catturd2 has over 462,000 followers and claims to have been retweeted by the president seven times in total.
The term “Catturd” has been in vogue, largely with people expressing embarrassment or amusement. Some accounts showed horror, others sarcasm:
—Patterico (@Patterico) December 1, 2020
: Observation from the window (@Liselle_V) December 1, 2020
—Mtthw (@ xyz424zyx) December 1, 2020
—The USA Singers (@TheUSASingers) December 1, 2020
Many other stories celebrated the trending topic and felt it expressed the president’s sense of humor.
—🤬MAMADOXIE🤬 (@Mamadoxie) December 1, 2020
@ catturd2 gloated at the attention, tweeting a meme depicting Trump and attorney Sidney Powell, who are filing lawsuits to try to overturn the election.
—Catturd ™ (@ catturd2) December 1, 2020
The story also claimed that the president’s attention fueled sales of his book, “The Adventures of Cowfart.”