May 14, 2020

Some days I really love Twitter, and this is one of them.

As you may know, Trump is pushing the idea that President Barack Obama was part of a giant conspiracy to set him up with fake intelligence investigations. Over on Foxy News, this is the great "unmasking" conspiracy theory.

What is unmasking? It's when intelligence sources pick up additional information from an unnamed person when they have someone else under surveillance, and they need some context for what was said. So they apply for "unmasking," which allows them to know who the person as.

These conversations involve everyone's favorite felon, Michael Flynn, and there is simply nothing nefarious about it. Everything was done by the book. But Trump's numbers are circling the bowl, and he's frantic to come up with something. Hence:

The MAGA crowd has been shrieking about this latest favorite conspiracy theory, and one woman on Twitter had enough. She tweeted this, and hilarity ensued:

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