A few weeks ago – as Donald Trump is wont to do – the president retweeted a story about a family member standing up for him.
The story, posted on a conservative website, was initially titled, "Trump's Sister Issues Rare and Bold Statement on 2020 Election and Proves How Much She Believes in Her Brother," and Trump responded, “Thank you Elizabeth, LOVE!”.
Turns out, the “story” was actually based on a parody account impersonating his sister Elizabeth Trump Grau. (The headline was later changed to: “Social Media User Pretending to be Trump’s ‘Sister’ Issues Statement on 2020 Election”. )
The parody account in question, @TheBettyTrump was later suspended from Twitter.
So who was behind this account that tricked the president into believing it was his sister?
Hall also apparently made accounts impersonating the president’s brother Robert Trump, his son Barron, and White House coronavirus chief Dr Deborah Birx – with the fake accounts amassing more than 160,000 followers between them.