AFRICANGLOBE – In case you haven’t noticed, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has a serious problem with Black voters — in fact, some polls have found that more than 90% of Black voters have an unfavorable opinion of him.
Because of this, it’s not surprising that at least one Trump fan has come up with a wacky gambit to win over minority voters by impersonating a young Black woman on Twitter using the account handle, “BlackGirl4Trump.”
How do we know that they’re impersonating a Black woman? Because the woman whose photo is being used in BlackGirl4Trump’s profile is not happy about it.
Here was her initial reaction after being alerted by a friend that her photo was swiped for a pro-Trump Twitter account:
Yes!! 😳😳😳 why are they using my picture !? https://t.co/NrWh3wI2CD
— Christelle Awa 🥀 (@Ohh_so_Exotic) June 26, 2016
This was followed by demands that the Trump fan stop using her photo:
Everyone, please report @BlackGirl4Trump for using this young woman’s photo as her own. https://t.co/hgO7wYGntY
— Rx (@rxalewis) June 26, 2016
And calls to report the rogue Twitter account for impersonating someone else:
Delete my picture please @BlackGirl4Trump
— Christelle (@Ohh_so_Exotic) June 26, 2016
As of this writing, BlackGirl4Trump is still using the stolen photo, despite the fact that many users say they’ve reported the account to Twitter.
By: Brad Breed