A black woman used social media to announce her departure from the Democrat Party, claiming to be part of "blacks for Trump" and the "walk away" movement. At the height of so-called "Blexit," a movement which encourages black Americans to reject the idea that they must be Democrats, the Twitter post making such a declaration from the woman went viral.
But the announcement was phony.
The woman, whose Twitter bio identifies her as a "reformed Republican," claimed to be disowned from her mother, kicked out of her house, and financially destitute over her Trump support. After posting screenshots of apparently staged text messages to showcase her hardship, she linked followers to a GoFundMe account; sympathetic Trump supporters pledged a reported $150,000 to the woman. She was later discovered to be a Trump-hater looking to rip off right-wingers in some sort of quest for "social justice" and the GoFundMe was taken down.
She openly boasted of the scam on Sunday night, "Maga bitches pay me to live."
In a tweet published on October 27, captioning a photo of herself rocking the iconic red "Make America Great Again" hat, the woman wrote, "I will not hide any longer,, the left has made us feel as if us black republicans should hide!! but not anymore," adding #BlacksForTrump and #WalkAway hashtags.
According to Australian news reporter Alex Bruce-Smith, the messages "were definitely not from her mum /to her."
"This morning is getting worse and worse," said the tweet from the scammer. The text messages show the woman's "mother" informing her that she will no longer support her financially or let her live at home because of her Trump support. "Maybe one of those trumpies that luv you so much can take you in," reads one of the messages. Another says, "you're being a f***ing c***. I have nothing else to say to you you might as well not be my daughter."
"Thank you all so much for your overwhelming support," the scammer wrote in a tweet linking to her GoFundMe, adding that her parents had cut her off financially. "If you can find it in your hearts to help this young, black republican pay for school it would be appreciated."
In a tweet from November 3, the woman said, "hot take: stealing from republicans isn't bad because republicans aren't [people]."
Last week, the woman exposed herself in a series of tweets: "Trump is a racist, homophobic, transphobic, bigot AND YOU THINK MY BLACK ASS WOULD SUPPORT THAT ROTTING CARROT?? ridiculous. any black person can put on that ugly ass hat and say #MAGA and yall will instantly be up their a** cuz you wanna prove so hard you're not racist ... but you are. in the policies that you choose to vote in, effectively still separating us. politicians work for the rich but you still think they’re in your pocket?? HA!! it’s such a troll-y tweet come on guys. get a f***in grip ... love to say democrats dont think but yall dont either. transphobic, racist, and sexist. just like YOUR president. anyways try to vote if you can this upcoming week. im tired of looking at these ugly a** republicans."