*Donald Trump supporters are behind a new hashtag that targets media figures and anyone else they believe are “rigging” the presidential election to favor Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Oprah Winfrey, CNN’s Anderson Cooper and dozens more have made “#TheList,” as reported by BuzzFeed News. Trumpsters are tweeting crossed-out photos of the people, along with messages warning of their alleged duplicitous slant.
In a tweet putting Oprah on notice, @RealSKennedy wrote: “For your part in misleading the American public by spreading lies and false information you have been added to #TheList.”
The list has grown to include politicians, activists, and even an elementary school principal.
According to BuzzFeed, supporters chanted “Lügenpresse” at journalists during a Trump rally on Saturday. The phrase means “lying press” in German, and dates back to the mid-1800s. It was also used by the Nazis to discredit the media.
An account called Counter Globalist, which began tweeting with the hashtag Sunday night, has been suspended.
According to a new CNN/ORC poll, Clinton leads Trump by five points as the presidential campaign heads into its final two weeks.
Among likely voters, Clinton tops Trump 49% to 44%, with 3% backing Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2% supporting Jill Stein of the Green Party.
Clinton has expanded her edge among younger voters and non-whites, while Trump has boosted his support among the whites without college degrees who make up the majority of his supporters.