In a desperate attempt to excuse the #TrudeauMustGo viral Twitter trend, Gerald Butts suggested it’s a financed campaign using fake Twitter accounts.
The viral Twitter trend has over half a million tweets from Canadians from all walks of life who Trudeau’s punitive vaccine mandate has harmed.
“The real question is who is paying for this campaign?” Butts tweeted on Friday.
“Sending a ton of [bots] to insist this isn’t a [bot] campaign is not a super strong strategy,” he later added.
It’s unclear if Butts is naive about the number of people who hate Trudeau. Butts regularly comes to his former boss’ defence.
And in 2019, he resigned to take the fall for the SNC Lavalin scandal, in which Trudeau pressured his Attorney General to secure a plea deal for the Quebec engineering firm to save jobs in the French province. SNC was accused of bribing both Canadian and Libyan officials
The anti-Trudeau trend began by Twitter user Marty who spoke to The Counter Signal about Butts’ claim.
“I’m a semi-retired engineer. Anyone can audit my bank accounts. I’m not paid by anyone. I don’t even have a membership in any political party.”
Marty, an Albertan fluent in English and French, said he made the post after re-watching Trudeau’s interview wherein he smeared unvaccinated individuals with hate speech.
“The video is almost a year old, and re-watching it triggered me. Especially since he’s gone on to call people with different opinion “unacceptable.”
“I wanted him to know that I’m not anti-science, misogynistic or a racist. I guess my Tweet was really addressed to him, but I’m glad it resonated with others. I dare him to find a commonality in all the posts. We’re all different, and we all have valid reasons to oppose his mandates.”
In fact, “Marty” himself trended on Twitter following Butts’ accusation. Eventually, Butts conceded that Marty is real but claimed without proof that someone in the US started the trend.
Meanwhile, vaccinated and unvaccinated Canadians alike continue to share their stories of unwanted medical coercion, suffering from adverse effects, or being victims of hate speech by Trudeau, who’s managed to polarize himself from the Canadian flag.