Online Scam Used to Trick Trump Supporters
A black woman used social media to announce her departure from the Democrat Party, claiming to be part of "blacks for Trump" and the "walk away" movement. At the height of so-called "Blexit," a movement which encourages black Americans to reject the idea that they must be Democrats, the Twitter post making such a declaration from the woman went viral.
But the announcement was phony.
The woman, whose Twitter bio identifies her as a "reformed Republican," claimed to be disowned from her mother, kicked out of her house, and financially destitute over her Trump support. After posting screenshots of apparently staged text messages to showcase her hardship, she linked followers to a GoFundMe account; sympathetic Trump supporters pledged a reported $150,000 to the woman. She was later discovered to be a Trump-hater looking to rip off right-wingers in some sort of quest for "social justice" and the GoFundMe was taken down.
She openly boasted of the scam on Sunday night, "Maga bitches pay me to live."
In a tweet over the weekend, the woman said, "hot take: stealing from republicans isn't bad because republicans aren't [people]."