- Using fake Twitter accounts, a 21-year-old from Pennsylvania raised more than $7,000 for a bogus “Gay Voices for Trump” campaign, according to The New York Times.
- Josh Hall reportedly impersonated President Donald Trump’s brother, sister, and son Barron – and Trump said, “Thank you” on Twitter.
- GoFundMe said the money raised for “Gay Voices for Trump” was withdrawn, while Hall told the Times he didn’t have the money.
- GoFundMe banned Hall from using the site, and asked him to “provide documentation” for how the funds were used.
With a series of fake Twitter profiles impersonating President Donald Trump’s inner circle, a 21-year-old was reportedly able to raise $7,384 in a GoFundMe campaign for a bogus organization, “Gay Voices for Trump.”
Pennsylvania’s Josh Hall posed as both the president’s brother and sister, along with his son Barron, according to a report from The New York Times. Each of the accounts he created was suspended by Twitter.
Hall reportedly created an account pretending to be Elizabeth Trump Grau, the president’s sister. When another Twitter user posted a story about Trump Grau’s new account, Trump said on November 20, “Thank you Elizabeth, LOVE!”
Hall also reportedly created a series of accounts imitating Robert Trump, the president’s brother. The Twitter account @BigRobTrump had 25,000 followers before being shut down, while @UncleRobTrump ballooned to 77,000, according to the report.