Buttigieg’s top advisor “Lis Smith” is trending on Twitter because someone believes that they discovered a “burner account” that appears to be her pretending to be Nigerian and very pro-Buttigieg:
Now, this guy definitely has a personal vendetta against Smith:
BUT he has a point about this account. It is kinda weird.
And that account reaaaally loves Lis Smith:
Huh, that definitely-not-Lis-Smith's-sock-puppet-account sure seems to love Lis Smith 🤔 pic.twitter.com/tEHvdLEbdB
— Yes, Mayor Pete, You're Racist (@YesYoureRacist) February 16, 2020
This reddit account linked to Lis Smith’s alleged Nigerian twitter account. They have been all-in for Pete for a few months, but before that they only ever posted about bitcoin and sockpuppet recruiting. pic.twitter.com/yYenqqz1IF— mtobey (@mtobey) February 16, 2020
Lis Smith's Nigerian burner account rules pic.twitter.com/615H9ibgSQ— nuanced opinion guy (@charles_kinbote) February 16, 2020
.@lis_smith getting outed for having a sock puppet account (@easychinedu) where she pretends to be a Nigerian Pete Buttigieg supporter is probably my favorite part of the primary thus far. pic.twitter.com/y9NntNOC2e— Carlo (@yesthatCarlo) February 16, 2020
#BREAKING:— MSDNC Backup Account - Commentary (@MSDNCTV) February 16, 2020
Buttigieg campaign senior communications director, Lis Smith celebrates Black History Month by impersonating a pro-Pete Nigerian man on twitter, making this the 402nd Black endorsement faked by the former Mayor’s team. pic.twitter.com/saGd0xc4RT
The Nigerian account has now gone private:
This is spawning some funny jokes:
Lis Smith asked me for my social security number and the name of the street I grew up on. She said that she needed the information or else I couldn’t have a press credential to cover Pete. https://t.co/47kciih1lo— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) February 16, 2020
The best part about the Lis Smith Nigerian burner account is she created a character who can't even vote for Buttigieg— Will🐯Menaker (@willmenaker) February 16, 2020
This is almost as good as that one time I caught Alec Baldwin in a fake sock puppet account so that he could attack his critics, like me, and talk about how great Alec Baldwin is. It was even picked up at the Daily Caller. Ahhh good times!