Does Nancy Pelosi love Donald Trump? Bizarre online trend swerves from 'erotic behavior' to 'girl crush'
The hashtag has reportedly been floated by Trump supporters who are unabashedly attacking Pelosi for her firm stance and determination to remove Trump from office before Biden's swearing-in
Twitter is currently flooded with the bizarre hashtag #PelosiLovesTrump, with tons of photographs and gifs of Speaker Nancy Pelosi being shared with ridicule. The trend surfaced in the wake of the US Capitol attack, after the speaker declared that the House will impeach President Donald Trump for the second time if need be.
The hashtag has reportedly been floated by Trump supporters, who are unabashedly attacking Pelosi for her firm stance against Trump and determination to remove him from office before 46th President-Elect Joe Biden’s swearing-in.
US Capitol attack incited by social media?
On January 6, 2021, the USA witnessed one of the worst instances of extremism in recent history after hundreds of armed Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill when Joe Biden’s presidential win was being validated by Congress. The armed mob ransacked the premises before clashing with the police forces, which led to the death of five people, including a police officer.
Social media was largely attributed as a contributing factor to the violent act, especially the right-leaning social network Parler. Largely used by Trump’s legion of conservative and extremist supporters, Parler was suspended by Google, Apple and Amazon Web Services over allegations of inciting the US Capitol attack.
On January 8, 2021, Trump was permanently banned from Twitter and certain other social media portals, with his accounts being suspended all across. The action prompted Trump sympathizers to launch virtual scathing attacks on senior officials and rank holders. Pelosi seems to be their latest victim after her stern criticism of Trump on air.
Did Pelosi actually refer to Trump's 'erotic' behavior?
During an interview with ABC in October last year, Pelosi was asked about her opinion on the president’s "erratic" behavior regarding the stimulus bill. In response, Pelosi said, “Well I think it’s true to form. The president has always had erotic behavior.”
Her accidental mispronunciation of the word "erratic" was stretched out of context by Trump supporters and before long, the hashtag #PelosiLovesTrump started featuring on the Twitter trending list. Right-wing leaning media houses have also started quoting Pelosi from her past interviews and adding suggestive connotations to her descriptions of Trump.
Mean and humiliating in their very essence, most of the tweets portray Pelosi as a woman "madly in love" with Trump. Pelosi's well-known instances of dissent with the president are now being dubbed as her obsession or infatuation with Trump. Here are some of the meanest tweets spotted on Twitter on January 12.
The meanest tweets on #PelosiLovesTrump