Via Tengrain, we have the handwritten notes of former Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue detailing a conversation regarding Trump's efforts to pressure the DoJ to indicated that last year's presidential election had been corrupted.
The most bizarre part of the conversation was the famously tech-illiterate Trump chiding Donoghue for 'not following the internet like I do':
“ - P: ‘Don’t expect you to do that, just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me and the R. Congressmen.’” (pp. 4-5). pic.twitter.com/mFmDeI4AG0— Oversight Committee (@OversightDems) July 30, 2021
Trump doesn't use the internet, as a whole, so by 'the internet' he meant 'Twitter'. As NBC's Ben Collins pointed out, Trump's Twitter feed at the time was a farrago of misinformation provided by grifters and trolls:
“‘You guys may not be following the internet the way I do’” (p. 3)— Oversight Committee (@OversightDems) July 30, 2021
—Former President Trump pic.twitter.com/oVMVtVDSfL
Yeah, by 'the internet', Trump basically meant 'QAnon'. At the end, this most consummate of grifters, the conman who conned his way into the Presidency of the United States, turned out to be a mark himself.
What's interesting about this is the kind of deep-dive conspiracy theorists Trump's Twitter feed was feverishly retweeting around that time. It was accounts like Ron Watkins (likely Q from QAnon), Tracy Beanz (maybe the very first Q influencer). A sea of Chan-heavy election lies. https://t.co/nmlgXKVIl2— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) July 30, 2021