The Donald Subreddit (Almost Certainly) Inspired A Trump Tweet

President Donald Trump’s attempt to justify firing FBI Director James Comey now includes a tweet by Trump directed at Rosie O’Donnell. The December 20, 2016, Rosie O’Donnell tweet had been posted on the Trump subreddit 20 minutes before Trump himself made the same point.

As previously reported by Politico, Donald Trump’s team has a history of actively monitoring anonymous message boards, including “The_Donald subreddit” for talking points and strategies. These message boards have routinely been the origin of Trump conspiracy theories, including former President Obama influencing a judge’s decision to strike down Trump’s unconstitutional Muslim ban, and that Susan Rice had improperly called for “the unmasking” of Trump officials.

The message board posters also noticed the connection, with one poster bragging that “WH Staffer read this post LOL”:

(H/T Brandon Wall)