The New York Times reports:
Last month, between tweets disputing his election loss, President Trump posted an article from a conservative website that said his sister Elizabeth Trump Grau had just joined Twitter to publicly back her brother’s fight to overturn the vote. “Thank you Elizabeth,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter. “LOVE!” But the Twitter account that prompted the article was not his sister’s. It was a fake profile run by Josh Hall, a 21-year-old food-delivery driver in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
It was a surreal coda to nearly a year of deception for Mr. Hall. Since February, he had posed as political figures and their families on Twitter, including five of the president’s relatives. He had pretended to be Robert Trump, the president’s brother; Barron Trump, the president’s 14-year-old son; and Dr. Deborah L. Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator. The accounts collectively amassed more than 160,000 followers.
Read the full article. As you’ll see, Hall raised thousands of dollars with a fake “Gay Voices For Trump” GoFundMe drive while pumping out QAnon conspiracies.
Remember when Trump fell for a fake account posing as his sister? (If not: He did.)
Well, I figured out who was behind it: a 21-year-old DoorDash driver and Trump supporter in Mechanicsburg, Penn.
And hoo boy, it’s quite a tale.https://t.co/8ZpeOgOZxp
— Jack Nicas (@jacknicas) December 8, 2020
He Pretended to Be Trump’s Family. Then Trump Fell for It. https://t.co/h5M8vMATTN
— The Progressive Mind (@Libertea2012) December 8, 2020
A microcosm of pure Trumpism perfectly captured into a special specimen of the shameless swindler and their stupid subterfuge. https://t.co/GsPKTNRDTp
— David Carroll 🗳 (@profcarroll) December 8, 2020