On Tuesday, CNN, the cable outlet now viewed by many as the least-trusted name in network news, published a report in which it singled out Trump supporters it says were unwillingly duped by Russians during the 2016 campaign. One of those Trump supporters was Florine Gruen Goldfarb, who runs the Team Trump Broward County Facebook page.
According to CNN Money:
Florine Gruen Goldfarb runs the Team Trump Broward County Facebook page, which posted numerous times about events that were promoted and encouraged by the Russians. Speaking to CNN on Sunday, she said she didn’t believe she was influenced by the Russians and said she thought that Friday’s indictment was a ploy to distract from the FBI’s mishandling of tip-offs it had received about the Parkland, Florida school shooter.
Goldfarb’s comments echo a strain of thought on parts of the right that has extended up to the president himself. President Trump tweeted on Saturday night, “Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!”
One reason Goldfarb was skeptical about the claim of Russian involvement goes back to the Russians’ tactics: They were not faking rallies or supporters, but trying to prompt real Americans who already backed a cause to turn out in support of it. Goldfarb attended the Fort Lauderdale “Florida Goes Trump” event. She told CNN that she knew all of the people there, “they were at my meetings. They’re all Trump supporters.”
“I don’t go with Russians, c’mon, give me a break,” she said.
The video report, tweeted by media analyst and author Mark Dice, shows the CNN reporter berating Goldfarb, essentially accusing her of working with a foreign power:
CNN stalks and harasses Trump-supporting senior citizen in Florida for unwittingly sharing something on Facebook that was posted by the Russian troll farm.
This is a new low, even for the Clown News Network. What the heck are they doing! pic.twitter.com/kc1sKah4cp
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) February 21, 2018
The encounter didn’t sit too well with many:
What was his point? To prove that she is a Trump supporter? Success!
— Trooper' s Mom (@troopermylove) February 21, 2018
She was much nicer than I would be!
— Liberty (@sweetpeach77) February 21, 2018
One person suggested:
Now do Michael Moore, hacks.
— Patrick Courrielche (@courrielche) February 21, 2018
Good idea. Moore, as it turns out, was a prominent attendee of an anti-Trump rally after the election.
According to the Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro:
After a year and a half of claiming that Republicans colluded with the Russian government to steal the election for Donald Trump, it turns out that any coordination thus far uncovered between Trump campaign officials and Russian sources was unwitting, according to an indictment delivered by the Mueller grand jury.
Someone else, it turns out, was caught in the same Russian trap: Michael Moore.
Moore attended an anti-Trump rally organized by Russian sources. Moore didn’t know that the sources were Russian, but no matter — according to the standards of the Left, this amounts to collusion.
We were unable to find any reports showing CNN haranguing Moore, however. If we do find one, we’ll let you know.
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