Valerie Plame Wilson, a former undercover CIA agent, is tired of what numerous see as the president’s foolhardy usage of Twitter. So, she started a GoFundMe with a very specific point for its$ 1 billion dollar target.
” Let’s #BuyTwitter and #BanTrump ,” the page says.” There’s a real danger that Trump’s tweets could actually start a nuclear conflict. Let’s delete his account before that happens “.
— Valerie Plame Wilson (@ ValeriePlame) August 23, 2017
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The fundraiser, which was launched last week, has managed to raise more than $14,000 dollars, as of this writing. Wilson has already seen a small amount of backlash from White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders who said in an emailed statement, “Her ridiculous attempt to shut down his First Amendment is the only clear violation and expression of hate and intolerance in this equation,” according to the Associated Press.
Wilson left the CIA in 2005 after her identity was leaked by an official in the George W. Bush administration in an effort to discredit her husband, former diplomat Joe Wilson, who criticized the decision by Bush to invade Iraq. In the time since she retired, she has spent her time writing several bestselling novels, raising her twin daughters, and advocating for the elimination of nuclear weapons.
At the time of Sanders’ explanation, the GoFundMe had reached less than $6,000 of its$ 1 billion dollar aim, which caused Sanders to say that the low-pitched multitude indicated how much the American beings experience the president’s use of Twitter. The count has been gradually clambering, however, and with the story going viral, it is likely to see a noticeable increase in the coming days.
The$ 1 billion dollar objective would still be far too little to gain a controlling interest in Twitter. A full billion would clear her Twitter’s largest shareholder, who were able to contribute her substantial sway within the company. If the goal is not reached, she has advised donors that” 100 percentage of the remaining balance of continues will be donated to Global Zero, a nonprofit organization contributing the fight to nuclear conflict .”
H/ T Associated Press