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Twitter Users Question Legitimacy Of Cori Bush Hate Messages After Finding One They Say Looks Fake

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Democrat Rep. Cori Bush is getting shredded by many Twitter users and being compared to actor Jussie Smollett after she tweeted a series of messages that she says were directed at her with racist language.

The tweets contain abhorrent language and if any of them are real the people who sent them are absolutely vile, no question about it.

We will not be sharing those tweets here as the language is too repugnant. But there was one tweet from the representative, one in particular, that caused many people to think she made the entire thing up.

https://twitter.com/CoriBush/status/1418222892769288192?s=20

The tweet appears to show a meeting form filled out that calls her some vile, but not racist, names, much tamer than some of the others she shared.

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The issue is that many people believe, and it would appear at a cursory glance judging by the red asterisks that are still in the screenshot showing which fields are required, that the form was never submitted, meaning the screenshot was taken by the person who filled it out. Unless she has some weird service that still shows the red asterisks to the recipient.

“I just went to your website and this is your contact form. The red asterisks mean ‘required.’ This means your screenshot was taken before the form was submitted. So did you fill the form out yourself and accidentally take the screenshot before it was submitted? Awfully fishy,” one Twitter user said.

“About as believable as Jussie Smollett’s story,” another said.

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“Uh, this form isn’t submitted. Why is an elected official creating racial tension hate hoax? Where the hell is the @TheJusticeDept? An elected official is creating a damned hoax to create racial tension,” another said.

We, of course, have not done a forensic investigation and thus we cannot tell you which, if any, of these messages are a hoax.

It could be that the dreaded white supremacist who sent this message decided to screenshot it, not submit it and then hand deliver to Bush so she could share it.

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But there is no getting around the fact that the presence of the red asterisks, which in no circumstances we know of would have been visible to the recipient if it had been submitted, are present in the screenshot.

And even if every other hateful message she shared was legitimate this one glaring faux pas calls every one of them into question in the eyes of many.

“YOU LITERALLY TYPED THIS YOURSELF! LOL WTF? This is an UNSUBMITTED form. It still has the red asterisks because they are a required field. This is what the person types in BEFORE hitting send. How could she possibly have this unless she typed it herself? ” another user pointed out.

There were also some odd similarities in the messages.

Again this could all be a coincidence. The writing similarities, the childish, almost straight from a Hollywood movie, racist language. All of it could be a coincidence, but it raises questions.

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These messages could be 100 percent authentic. Racists do exists and politicians routinely get hate messages. But, judging by Bush’s recent race baiting Fourth of July message, forgive us if we are skeptical.

“When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is for white people,” wrote Rep. Bush. “This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free.”

She obviously does not know the difference between stolen and conquered. And we challenge her to show us which black people in the United States are not free in 2021.

Bush is a race hustler who is so “woke” she makes New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appear sane.

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