- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Multiple explosive devices sent to prominent Democrats and CNN in the last 48 hours have prompted a wide range of public reactions, including the Twitter hashtag “MAGABomber” which emerged on Wednesday to lead the national trends on the social media site for many hours.

MAGA stands for “Make America Great Again” and has long been the motto of President Trump’s biggest fans. #MAGA has stood alone as a popular hashtag on Twitter since he was elected.

Critics of #MAGABOMBER questioned the casual or humorous use of the term — likely a reference to past incidents of domestic or airborne terror such as the “Unabomber” in the 1970s, or the “Underpants Bomber” of 2009.

Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin called the “gleeful” use of #MAGABOMBER reckless.

“This hashtag currently trending is not productive,” tweeted Fox News political analyst Brooke Singman.


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