Twitter Lets #MAGABomber Conspiracy Theory Dominate Trending Topics


Twitter allowed the hashtag #MAGABomber to trend on Wednesday following the discovery of explosive devices sent to former CIA director John Brennan, former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, among others.

As of the writing of this story, #MAGABomber was the second most popular trending topic on the social media platform, prompting some to call on Twitter and its CEO Jack Dorsey to remove the hashtag, given no suspects have been named in the incidents.

Former special forces operator and frequent Fox News guest Jim Hanson tweeted at Dorsey, “You have shut down plenty of trending hashtags. Why is #MAGABomber trending(?). That is a disgrace since no one has any idea who did this. Please fix this.”

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Columnist Col. (Ret.) Rob Maness agreed, tweeting, “Ok @jack @Twitter you’re really going to let #MAGABomber keep trending with zero evidence of who did this? what sad hypocrites you are.”

One America News host Jack Prosobiec asked, “Why is twitter allowing the dangerous #MAGABomber conspiracy theory to trend?”

Fox News reporter Brooke Singman tweeted simply, “this hashtag currently trending is not productive.———>#MAGABomber”

Some suggested the sender(s) of the explosive devices could just as easily be liberal.

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“Amazing how all of the media simultaneously figured out that someone named #MAGABomber sent these fake bombs to Democrats 2 weeks before the election so they could have a talking point that distracts from the Caravan, and the 600+ cases of violence against conservatives,” one man tweeted.

Others offered that Democrats are quick to place blame without proof to back their claim.

Conservative columnist Alana Mastrangelo tweeted, “Why is #MAGABomber trending at #1 on Twitter? Oh, that’s right, Leftists love blaming conservatives as quickly as they possibly can, without a shred of evidence.”

Shaun Hair, executive editor of The Western Journal, responded to a Twitter user who conjectured, “I bet you #magabomber watches a lot of @FoxNews and #hannity, is a member of the #LockHerUp crowd, a ‘big fan’ of Jesus and his anointed surrogate on earth #donaldtrump and attended at least one #MAGARally also #ericrudolph is in his search history.”

“So loving Jesus and and being a fan of @FoxNews and @realDonaldTrump means a person is more likely to be a bomber” Hair tweeted. “This idiocy is part of the problem, not the solution.”

President Donald Trump condemned the attacks, calling them “despicable” in remarks from the White House on Wednesday.

“The full weight of our government is being deployed to conduct this investigation and bring those responsible for these despicable acts to justice,” the president said.

“This egregious conduct is abhorrent to everything we hold dear and sacred as Americans,” Trump added. “We are extremely angry, upset, unhappy about what we witnessed this morning, and we will get to the bottom of it.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Graduated dean's list from West Point
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
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We Hold These Truths
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Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Phoenix, Arizona
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Politics, Entertainment, Faith