Tuesday was an eventful day.
After revelations that President Donald Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the business dealings of Trump's political opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) finally announced an official impeachment after months of hesitation.
And things only got wilder from there.
Much of the public applauded Pelosi's decision, with hashtags like #ImpeachmentParty, #ImpeachTheMF, and #ImpeachTrumpNOW soon skyrocketing to the top trending topics in the United States.
But there was one other hashtag that stood out.
Yup, #Trump2020LandslideVictory soon began trending in the United States.
People had a theory as to why.
Every single account promoting #Trump2020LandslideVictory that I’ve run through BotSentinel’s algorithms tonight s… https://t.co/28HBnUKJyq— Nicole Perlroth (@Nicole Perlroth) 1569389882.0
the Russian bots trying to get their #Trump2020LandslideVictory tweets out before twitter shuts the hashtag down https://t.co/HRGSik1xmE— Fursonal Jesus (@Fursonal Jesus) 1569381933.0
Looks like some pathetic Russian bots are taking time off from a hard day at the stacking doll factory to get… https://t.co/aWlNG3MEGe— Tim Wise (@Tim Wise) 1569373094.0
And then after Trump's Impeachment Inquiry was announced the Troll Farms & BOTS started tweeting… https://t.co/prLaXb1XOe— Urbangirl1111 (@Urbangirl1111) 1569372820.0
All the Russian bots on this hashtag rn. 🙄 #Trump2020LandslideVictory https://t.co/ezvLu7YT19— Natalia (@Natalia) 1569374219.0
It's unclear whether the trends actually originated from bots, or if the announcement of an impeachment inquiry emboldened Trump supporters.
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