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Democrats Reportedly Duped, Have Been Supporting Secretly Pro-Trump 'Insider'

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A popular Twitter warrior Democrats and progressive-types followed for supposedly insider information about the Trump administration is actually a President Donald Trump supporter, The Daily Beast reported Friday.

A social media warrior calling himself “Mr. Smith” frequently tweeted stories about how former Trump campaign officials had a tape showing the president promising sanctions relief if Russia helped him win the 2016 election.

But this progressive hero is actually a pro-Trumper, according to the report.

Smith regularly hinted to his followers of momentous developments in the Russia investigation and often promised what he called “barrel time” for Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

“Christmas clue: One person in the barrel was on the Apprentice,” Smith tweeted in December 2017.

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His rantings netted him attention from media sophisticates like CNN analyst Asha Rangappa, along with veteran CIA veteran John Sipher.

But apparently Smith is not a former Delta Force soldier or an intelligence agent; far from it.

He’s actually a Seattle gamer named Justin Hendrix who often espoused his love for the president on Reddit under the handle “BigOleUncleCletus.”

“HEY HEY — HO HO — DONALD TRUMP WILL NEVER GO,” BigOleUncleCletus posted in one comment, adding the hashtag #GodEmperor.

Are you surprised the left reportedly fell for this ruse?

BigOleUncleCletus also wrote that he was once a “Never-Trumper” who was now “firmly on the Trump train.”

It was Smith’s gaming habits that ultimately outed him, the report notes.

Hendrix, under the “Smith” moniker, posted a link to his Twitter account in July on the video game live-streaming site Twitch, asking his Twitter fans to watch him play a popular online game called Fortnite.

Most of this came to light only after self-described social media investigator “Fraude” traced Smith to the BigOleUncleCletus Reddit account.

Neither Fraude nor Hendrix responded to questions from The Daily Beast.

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