One day after President Donald Trump deflected allegations that Russia had meddled in the 2016 presidential campaign by suggesting China also did, one of his campaign’s top foreign policy advisors lashed out at the United Kingdom and Australia for trying to “subvert” the election.
In October of 2017, Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI agents investigating potential Trump campaign collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice. He was sentenced to 14 days in prison in September.
“To anyone still asleep at the wheel during this chaotic and kafkaesque moment we are living in where an old regime and foreign governments (UK-Australia) tried subvert an American presidential election, it’s time to wake up,” Papadopoulos tweeted Monday night.
“Be proactive. Love your country,” he added.
The tweet came 68 minutes after he spread a hashtag saying, “Vote Red to Save America.”
Papadopoulos was one of five foreign policy advisors to the president’s 2016 campaign that Trump announced during a March 2016 meeting with the editorial board of The Washington Post.
The newspaper’s headline for the story read, “One of Trump’s foreign policy advisers is a 2009 college grad who lists Model UN as a credential”.