President Donald Trump may not look back fondly on this Presidents Day.
#TrumpColluded climbed to the top of Twitter’s trending topics on Monday, with thousands of users accusing the president of being complicit in Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential election.
By Monday evening, #TrumpColluded had reached the No. 2 trending spot on Twitter, and more than 126,000 tweets had used the hashtag.
Yes. He. Did. #TrumpColluded
— Bryce Tache #StayHome (@brycetache) February 20, 2018
— Donn Cook 🌎✌🏻& ❤️ (@decook1961) February 20, 2018
So, #TrumpColluded is trending nationwide. Why? Because in 2016, a tainted election in America took place with Russia’s influence consisting of cyber attacks, propaganda/disinformation campaigns, money laundering tactics and connections with trump world. We know it. He does too.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) February 20, 2018
— Larry Herrmann (@LarryHerrmann) February 20, 2018
Are we even surprised anymore that we have a Kremlin mobbed up Agent squatting in the WH..#TrumpColluded
— Olga Lautman (@olgaNYC1211) February 20, 2018
Trump has called Russia’s meddling “a hoax” and “fake news.” But a recent indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller details Russian actors’ efforts to “sow discord” and advocate for Trump via social media ahead of the election. Following the indictment, Trump claimed he only denied possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
#TrumpColluded went viral just hours after reports that a panel of political experts had ranked Trump as the worst president in U.S. history. Many people celebrated the virality of the hashtag itself.
— Aisha Sultan (@AishaS) February 20, 2018
I ♥️ that on Presidents Day #TrumpColluded is trending
— Darnell de Palma (@darnelldepalma1) February 20, 2018
Conservative Twitter users also used the hashtag to defend Trump and the legitimacy of the election.
Sorry assholes, just because you are pushing the hashtag #TrumpColluded , doesn’t make it true.
Liberals are seriously deranged.
— Sarah Mack (@BooBooNyc) February 20, 2018
Desperately shouting #TrumpColluded will not make it so. Wake up or get woken up.
— Notch (@notch) February 20, 2018
Earlier on Monday, Trump had tweeted to blast former President Barack Obama for not preventing Russian interference.
Obama was President up to, and beyond, the 2016 Election. So why didn’t he do something about Russian meddling?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2018