This was a new low, even for CNN. If they want to know why so many people don’t like or trust them, this would be a great place to start. They actually sent a reporter to harass an older woman and basically accuse her of unwittingly working for Russia during the campaign.
From The Hill:
Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians
A woman who ran a pro-Donald Trump Facebook group that promoted events during the 2016 election that have since been linked to Russia denied in a new interview that she was influenced by Russian trolls.
“I don’t go with Russians, c’mon, give me a break,” Florine Gruen Goldfarb told CNN when asked about her group amplifying events planned by Russians.
Goldfarb runs a Facebook page called “Team Trump Broward County.” According to CNN, the page shared multiple events that were planned by Russians during the 2016 election, as well as posting photos and videos from one of the events after it concluded.
Goldfarb denied any Russian influence, telling the network that the people who attended the events were simply supporters of then-candidate Trump.
“Those people who were with me were all Trump supporters,” she told CNN. “Very, very much so.”
When a CNN reporter told her the events were planned by Russians posing as Americans, Goldfarb responded “BS.”
“Please report that I don’t believe that. It’s bulls—,” she said. “I know all the people that were with me. They were at my meetings. They were all Trump supporters.”
See the video in the tweet below:
A Florida woman who ran a Trump supporters page that unwittingly promoted a Russian-coordinated event on Facebook says she doesn’t believe that she was influenced by Kremlin-linked trolls https://t.co/DmgDRFRwyn pic.twitter.com/OAz5julCyA
— CNN (@CNN) February 21, 2018
This Twitter user claims to know the woman:
I know Florine.
She is one of the most patriotic, sweetest, hardest working campaign volunteers you’ll ever meet.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) February 21, 2018