He was responding to a tweet from Musk in which the billionaire reacted to Vindman’s apparent circulation of inorganic anti-Musk messages mass-tweeted by other accounts.
I’ll put my reputation up against yours any day. I’ve spent my entire adult life in service to my country. Upheld my oath to protect & defend this nation at great personal cost. You’ve demonstrated yourself to be a purveyor of hate and division. Let history be the judge. https://t.co/5kH0fus3aN— Alexander S. Vindman (@AVindman) November 27, 2022
“Vindman is both puppet & puppeteer,” he said. “Question is who pulls his strings … ?”
Ya know what I think is weird… pic.twitter.com/8r6Bukk8gr— DISSIDENT (@philthatremains) November 27, 2022
Skeptics of Vindman were quick to point out that the anti-Trump advocate had edited his original tweet criticizing Musk.
Vindman is both puppet & puppeteer. Question is who pulls his strings … ?— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 27, 2022
Editing tweets is a feature available only to Twitter Blue subscribers, or users of the service who pay the monthly $8 subscription fee. Twitter Blue was implemented at Musk’s behest. Perhaps if he really were the “purveyor of hate and division” that Vindman claimed, the partisan commentator wouldn’t be so quick to subscribe to the premium version of his service. Vindman’s claim to fame lies in a backhanded attempt to take down Trump as a White House staffer in the Trump administration. [firefly_poll] The since-retired Army lieutenant colonel leaked an audio recording of a 2019 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Vindman claimed the then-president instituted a quid pro quo for congressional funding to Ukraine. This led to the first Democrats’ first impeachment hearings against Trump, with a vote in the Senate ending in Trump’s acquittal. Vindman proceeded to reinvent himself as a progressive commentator after leaving the White House. It’s rich that the left has suddenly deemed the private ownership of Twitter problematic — the second it falls under the administration of someone who opposes internet censorship. For years, the establishment left told those censored and banned by Twitter to merely create their own platforms — instruction they could apply to themselves now that Musk is in charge. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
yet you pay him $8 to edit your own tweets, huh? pic.twitter.com/jd657QtIUx— siraj hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) November 27, 2022