Obamagate Hashtag Surges On Twitter And Social Media As Coronavirus Infections Take Hold In White House - 2020-05-11
On the night of Saturday, May 9, President Donald Trump tweeted five Fox News clips: One from Sean Hannity's Hannity, two from Jeanine Pirro's Justice With Judge Jeanine, and two from Jesse Watters' Watters' World.
All of the clips were about a supposed "coup d'état," as the Fox anchors called it, committed by the Obama administration during the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election. "Obamagate, that's the subject of tonight's 'Watters Words'" segment, Watters said. "The Obama people got caught this week and it looks like it goes straight to the top."
But just what is Obamagate?
Although the #Obamagate hashtag has been popular across all major platforms, it has also elicited confusion from people not tapped into the inscrutable narratives of Trump's fervent online base.