Hillary Clinton already offered up 512 pages of excuses for her 2016 election loss in “What Happened,” and she’s added to those reasons in TV appearances and speeches around the world. But so far we haven’t heard her bring up a fake sex tape allegedly pushed by Russian trolls.
NBC News has the exclusive.
Exclusive: Russia’s troll farm pushed a fake Hillary Clinton sex tape on Reddit, Imgur, Pornhub, SpankBang. Over 250,000 people saw it. And it’s still up on the internet.https://t.co/PmXSaK1N2H
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) April 10, 2018
Annnnnd Pornhub appears to have just pulled it. Unless I just got fired, since I'm still at 30 Rock right now.
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) April 10, 2018
Just doin’ some research at work …
One of [Reddit user] Rubinjer’s posts on Reddit’s largest pro-Trump community, r/The_Donald, titled “This is How Hillary gets black votes,” links to an animated gif of the fake porn video that is still available on the platform. The same sex tape was posted five times to PornHub under the name “Leaked Hillary Clinton’s Hotel Sex Tape with Black Guy,” and also the porn site SpankBang.
The video was viewed more than 250,000 times on Pornhub.
A whistleblower from the Internet Research Agency, former employee Alan Baskaev, told Russia’s TV Rain last October that the troll farm had created a fake Hillary Clinton porn video. The video itself had not been credibly tied to a troll farm account until Reddit released usernames tied to the Russia-linked agency Tuesday.
Full disclosure: the existence of a “Hillary sex tape” is news to us. Is there a word that means “the opposite of click-bait”?
This probably swung the election. I’m sure Dianne Feinstein will have the Pornhub CEO on the hill soon to hash out this collusion. https://t.co/wS7V1NSuwl
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 10, 2018
Here it is, folks: the real reason Hillary lost the election. https://t.co/KWM6raDvzt
— Vince Coglianese (@TheDCVince) April 10, 2018
I have questions about this:
1. Why are we just now hearing about this?
2. Who the hell would want to watch Hillary Clinton’s sex tape? https://t.co/HhmJTysXz3
— The Liberty Ginger (@GingerLiberty) April 11, 2018
Oh dear! Who would watch that?! https://t.co/EwBuezdzIy
— Nieds Dead Horse (@NDH_j_m_f) April 11, 2018
There are 250,000 people that wanted to see a Hillary Clinton sex tape??? 😖😂 https://t.co/DehrSI9Hhl
— Crown Addiction (@CrownAddiction) April 11, 2018
What sick freaks wanted to check out that tape?!?! https://t.co/b2XZsGf2WO
— Mitchell Slagh (@MitchellSlagh) April 11, 2018
Uh what?! …and 250k watched?! https://t.co/x5VEmGYf4P
— Nick Fineman (@The_FineMan) April 10, 2018
that was just Peter Daou watching 250,000 timeshttps://t.co/16ibpB54lQ
— crisis auteur (@corgzone) April 11, 2018
I know it sounds like a big number, but 250,000 people is hardly anybody. https://t.co/h42DNstAAb
— todd (@tryanmax) April 11, 2018
I'd like to meet these people who believe Hillary Clinton is both (a) dying and (b) so horny she's cheating on Bill. https://t.co/jPDCoQ6PeZ
— Will Saletan (@saletan) April 11, 2018
If ever I couldn't believe someone would make a sex tape, it's Hil. Sorry, babe, but I remember that shot of you and Bill in bathing suits in the Caribbean and in that embrace. https://t.co/eAq4Ng8MDS
— Patricia Farrell (@drpatfarrell) April 10, 2018
How much do you have to hate yourself to want to watch that? https://t.co/UMjoKEgM1n
— Quotron (@Quotron_) April 10, 2018
F*ck them. F*ck them so hard.
— I'm a M'Fin Pickle in a Top Hat (@sunnyright) April 10, 2018
There are multiple Trump porn parodies made right here in America. Who the F cares? https://t.co/3cjeLsfWfh
— BD (@BDiddyNoVA) April 10, 2018
Exclusive: In the 2008 election Larry Flint made a fake Sarah Palin Sex Tape that was applauded by NBC https://t.co/1G2YMIIGVu
— Rob Tam (@robtr2) April 11, 2018
— John Rambo (@JohnJ2427) April 11, 2018
Welp, there it is. They found the smoking gun that surely swung the election.
And MAGA would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for you meddling MSM hacks! 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/iojEw81QSA
— Trumpelstiltskin (@Abomination1349) April 11, 2018
Imagine being on this side of history.
A clear troll job won the election for trump. That's it. They've cracked the case. https://t.co/mnrzApQgkz
— 5MinutesForThrashing (@ObiWanToffoli) April 11, 2018
There you have it folks. The reason that Hillary lost. Because we were all tricked into believing there was a Hillary Clinton sex tape on the Internet. https://t.co/5WxugueB4K
— Kip "2(.5)x Semi-Auto"Hooker (@TheVitaminPress) April 11, 2018
Do you think anyone changed their vote because of this? I highly doubt it. https://t.co/ZyBbMMcEbS
— PS (@PS0302) April 11, 2018
This is what swung the election, it's what convinced me to not vote for Hillary. The Russians bamboozled me. https://t.co/8vpkHezZA2
— Eduardo (@notdolphinbro) April 11, 2018
If you’re a person who would actually want to watch this, I doubt you were smart enough to find your way to the polls in the first place. …So no harm done. https://t.co/ErOlRlDhkd
— Robert Laurie (@RobertLaurie) April 11, 2018
i would DEARLY like to exit this news cycle https://t.co/mFj7OL6oEN
— area joel berry stan (@JWJones252) April 10, 2018
That's it, you all enjoy the rest of 2018, I'm out https://t.co/IWm6qxZMST
— Chris Taylor (@FutureBoy) April 10, 2018