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 claims to be a mainly comic one that 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