At the behest of 'squad' member and New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a blacklist of "Trump sycophants"—entitled "The Trump Accountability Project"—is archiving the names of individuals who "elected, served, funded, supported, and represented" President Donald Trump.
"Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future? I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future," the US representative tweeted Friday afternoon.
"Yes, we are," answered former Obama administration staffer Michael Simon, citing the Trump Accountability Project. "Every Administration staffer, campaign staffer, bundler, lawyer who represented them — everyone."
On the website's landing page, it urges that "[w]e must never forget those who helped further the Trump agenda," adding that "the world should never forget those who, when faced with a decision, chose to put their money, their time, and their reputations behind separating children from their families, encouraging racism and anti-Semitism, and negligently causing the unnecessary loss of life and economic devastation from our country's failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic."
The site is a self-described "permanent record" of those who elected the president, including Trump campaign staffers, Republican National Committee members, and affiliated PACs in 2016 or 2020.
Individuals who donated a "significant amount"—$1000 or more—in efforts to re-elect the president and related campaign committees are also blacklisted.
Others who worked in the Trump administration; endorsed the president in a public light; were appointed to federal boards, commissions, or the judiciary; and staffed law firms that represented the Trump name in any capacity are named.
Shortly after the project received sharp criticism on social media, advertisers changed the site’s main blurb explaining the endeavor's purpose. Organizers clarified that the list was intended to oust paid backers of the Trump administration, axing the stipulations of “those who served him,” “those who represented him,” and “those who supported him."
The growing compilation was initially published before the group privatized the extensive Google Sheets document captured by Internet archives. Tabs separate categories such as “Campaign Staff,” “Administration,” “Appointees,” “Donors,” “Law Firms,” “Endorsers,” and “Denouncers."
Under “Administration," senior advisors in the White House are tallied all the way down to the “Chief Calligrapher.” The “Denouncers" section points to Miles Taylor, the low-level bureaucrat anonymous source published and promoted by The New York Times as a “senior administration official.” Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett tops the "Appointees" division.
"We’re launching the Trump Accountability Project to make sure anyone who took a paycheck to help Trump undermine America is held responsible for what they did," former Pete Buttigieg national surrogates director Emily Abrams wrote before her account went private.
Former national press secretary for the Democratic National Committee and ex-senior spokesman for the Barack Obama campaign Hari Sevugan echoed Abrams.
"If you hire someone who remained with the Trump admin after the election, be on notice you will be held accountable by MeidasTouch and we will ensure you are exposed," warned Geragos & Geragos partner Ben Meiselas who represented professional football player turned-Black Lives Matter activist Colin Kaepernick in his highly-publicized lawsuit against the NFL.
On Thursday night, Stand Up Republic executive director Evan McMullin foreshadowed the call: "We should keep and publish a list of everyone who assists Trump’s frivolous and dangerous attacks on the election. Name and shame forever."
Deranged Never-Trumper Jennifer Rubin also tweeted her desire for a blacklist of Trump supporters: "Any R now promoting rejection of an election or calling to not to follow the will of voters or making baseless allegations of fraud should never serve in office, join a corporate board, find a faculty position or be accepted into 'polite' society." She threatened, "We have a list."
In response, Human Event's Will Chamberlain quipped: "Leading Democrats like @AOC and @JRubinBlogger apparently want to treat Trump supporters like China treats the Uyghurs."
Slightly Offens*ve host Elijah Schaffer lambasted Cortez, levelling that she "threatened 69 million voting American citizens who support President Trump."
"The second amendment was created to protect us from people like her. We aren’t scared of her or any other socialist sacks of sh*t," Schaffer volleyed. "Try us."
Students For Trump founder and co-chairman Ryan Fournier fired: "What AOC said today about logging tweets and names of Trump supporters is equivalent to what they would do in Communist China."
"She and her crew do not belong anywhere near government," Fournier snapped.
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