Conspiracy theories consistently permeate throughout the pro-Trump universe, and many of them have come from members of President Trump's inner circle. According to senior White House reporter and CNN analyst Brian Karem, a White House insider is floating one of the most bizarre ones yet.
In a tweet this Wednesday, Karem made sure to point out that he wasn't citing the satirical website The Onion.
"Not from the Onion but from a WH source - 'Hillary Clinton purposely lost the election with the aid of Russian hacking so the Democrats could then impeach Trump,'" he tweeted.
Not from the Onion but from a WH source - "Hillary Clinton purposely lost the election with the aid of Russian hack… https://t.co/Ajry87cLSp— Brian J. Karem (@Brian J. Karem)1576684705.0
In the replies, most people saw it as just another example of the absurd becoming normal in the era of Trump:
@BrianKarem That's been the logical end to their nonsensical theory all along - but I guess they are finally admitt… https://t.co/mEUoRZB2d7— Democratic Tweeter (@Democratic Tweeter)1576684864.0
@BrianKarem I feel so sorry for the Onion and all other satirical publications in this era. I mean, how can they possibly compete?— quizquest🆘 There’s something 🐡in SC & KY (@quizquest🆘 There’s something 🐡in SC & KY)1576685284.0
@RKJ65 @BrianKarem Busted!— MJdowntheshore🇺🇸 (@MJdowntheshore🇺🇸)1576685178.0
@BrianKarem @HMeemaw This well is dry.— 🧚♂️DaleWillResist📣 (@🧚♂️DaleWillResist📣)1576685503.0
@BrianKarem What drugs are they putting in the water??— I'll NEVER vote GOP (@I'll NEVER vote GOP)1576686152.0