Twitter’s everlasting ban on Donald Trump Friday triggered a surge of comedic creativity on the social media platform, together with the beginning of a deliciously deadpan “John Barron” parody account.
The faux account mocked Trump’s determined makes an attempt to message someplace, anyplace after he was silenced by Twitter. Like a recreation of whack-a-mole, actual Trump shortly tweeted from the official White House account Friday, however these messages had been shortly deleted. When Trump popped up once more to make use of the @StaffTrump marketing campaign account, it was suspended.
That impressed the ersatz account for “John Barron,” the fake persona Trump formerly used to speak to the press as his personal spokesperson. The Twitter account incorporates a profile photograph of a mustachioed Trump subsequent to a McDonald’s signal — and hyperlinks to its creator, Emmy-winning author and producer Krister Johnson. When Johnson checked “Barron’s” direct messages, he found hundreds of people actually believe the Barron account is the true Donald Trump.
“Hello I am brand new to Twitter. What are you guys up to?” “Barron” innocently tweeted Friday. He questioned: “Do people still use MySpace? Asking for a friend (not me).”
The Barron account racked up practically 400,000 followers by Saturday night.
Other wits on Twitter vowed to be sentinels and maintain watch on the accounts of shut Trump friends to make sure they wouldn’t be invaded by the president.
Others merely luxuriated within the candy silence.
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