Donald Trump tends to overstate things, when he’s not straight up lying. So it should be no surprise that nearly half of Cheeto’s 31M followers on Twitter are faker than his hairline.
Tuesday night, President Trump sent Twitter into an epic four-alarm meltdown after his since-deleted “covfefe” tweet. Followers debated whether he was hitting the bottle, suffering from a mental breakdown or dropped his phone into the White House toilet.
But only half of Trump’s 31,000,000 Twitter followers were able to see the tweet because 49 percent are fake accounts or bots. These numbers come from Twit Audit, a service that assesses the authenticity of Twitter users. Fake Twitter accounts usually have no picture, tweets or followers and bizarre, nonsensical handles. To compete in the narcissistic Twitter battle of “who’s got the most fans,” users can buy sketchy followers for as low as $6 per one thousand.
We’re going to say more than 31M people were pointing and laughing at Cheeto’s “covfefe” struggle, though.
Chalk this up as another example of Trump buying his support. Nothing shocking here.