#TrumpColluded went viral on Twitter on Presidents Day.

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#TrumpColluded goes viral on Presidents Day

The hashtag went viral—and people celebrated.


Kris Seavers


Posted on Feb 19, 2018   Updated on May 22, 2021, 12:20 am CDT

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.


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.


Conservative Twitter users also used the hashtag to defend Trump and the legitimacy of the election.


Earlier on Monday, Trump had tweeted to blast former President Barack Obama for not preventing Russian interference.

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*First Published: Feb 19, 2018, 8:09 pm CST