Michael Flynn’s parody Twitter account is so spot on people think it is real

Michael Flynn’s parody Twitter account is so spot on people think it is real

Michael Flynn's parody Twitter account is so spot on people think it is real. While I accept full responsibility for my actions, I feel it is unfair that I have been made the sole scapegoat for what happened. (1/2) — Michael Flynn (@GenMikeFlynn) February 14, 2017 But if a scapegoat is what's needed for this Administration to continue to take this great nation forward, I am proud to do my duty. — Michael Flynn (@GenMikeFlynn) February 14, 2017 However, as news of Flynn's resignation was coming out, Flynn's official Twitter account was offline. That also happens to be when the parody account appeared and started tweeting. Glad to be back on Twitter. Both House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings cited the fake Flynn's posts from Monday night about being a scapegoat during a news conference Tuesday. The New York Times, meanwhile, was among the media sites that quoted tweets from the fake account too. Now that both handles — the parody and Flynn's official account — are up and running it's easier to see that one has Twitter's blue check mark indicating the account has been verified. Rex & I look forward to deepening US-Canada ties with Canadian FM @cafreeland.

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It seemed like Michael Flynn, the ousted White House national security adviser, wasn’t going quietly after he resigned Monday night.

What appeared to be his Twitter account lit up with posts about his resignation and how Donald Trump and the country should move forward. But it turns out the endless commentary from the general was actually coming from an apparent parody account that had posted 69 times in just under two weeks.

It fooled elected officials and media alike.

On Monday, the account @GenMikeFlynn fired off a volley of tweets.

While I accept full responsibility for my actions, I feel it is unfair that I have been made the sole scapegoat for what happened. (1/2)

— Michael Flynn (@GenMikeFlynn) February 14, 2017

But if a scapegoat is what’s needed for this Administration to continue to take this great nation forward, I am proud to do my duty.

— Michael Flynn (@GenMikeFlynn) February 14, 2017

However, as news of Flynn’s resignation was coming out, Flynn’s official Twitter account was offline. The Washington Post reported that his official handle was removed Feb. 1. That also happens to be when the parody account appeared and started tweeting.

Glad to be back…

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