The Trump-stanning, 21-year-old, nearly ubiquitous Twitter presence Jacob Wohl was banned from that platform Tuesday for violating Twitter’s rules about creating fake accounts.
It probably didn’t help that Wohl openly bragged to USA Today, in an article published Tuesday, about breaking those very rules. From the report:
He says he plans to create “enormous left-wing online properties” – such as deceptive Facebook and Twitter accounts – “and use those to steer the left-wing votes in the primaries to what we feel are weaker candidates compared with Trump.”
Wohl also fabricated an allegation of sexual misconduct against special counsel Robert Mueller, which culminated in an off-the-rails press conference last year.
The “intelligence firm” Wohl claimed to be working with for that stunt, Surefire Intelligence, was revealed to have been Wohl’s fraudulent creation, complete with fake employee LinkedIn pages and a phone number that traced back to Wohl’s mother. The gambit earned him half of a coveted Golden Duke award.
Surefire’s Twitter account, as did Wohl’s, disappeared from Twitter Tuesday. NBC News reported separately that @Women_4_Schultz, another Wohl creation, had also disappeared. After initially claiming that he hadn’t created that account, NBC reported, Wohl admitted to it.