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FILE - In this June. 21, 2011, file photo, former U.S. CIA Operations Officer, Valerie Plame Wilson arrives for the UK film premiere of Countdown to Zero in London. Wilson launched an online fundraiser on Aug. 18, 2017, looking to crowdfund enough money to buy Twitter so President Donald Trump can’t use it. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, File)

Former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson wants to buy Twitter to kick Trump off


Former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson wants President Trump off Twitter, so she's trying to crowdfund enough money to buy the San Francisco-based company and give him the boot herself.

Wilson launched the fundraiser last week, tweeting: "If @Twitter executives won't shut down Trump's violence and hate, then it's up to us. #BuyTwitter #BanTrump." The GoFundMe page for the fundraiser says Trump's tweets "damage the country and put people in harm's way."

As of Wednesday afternoon, Wilson had raised just more than $9,000 of her $1 billion goal.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that the low total shows that the American people like what Trump tweets.

"Her ridiculous attempt to shut down his first amendment is the only clear violation and expression of hate and intolerance in this equation," the statement read.

Wilson wrote on her GoFundMe page that she hopes to raise enough money to buy a controlling interest of Twitter stock. That $1 billion goal, however, will fall short of buying her a controlling interest of Twitter stock. She would need something closer to $6 billion for that.

Still, the former CIA agent is taking aim at the social media company for not enforcing its rules when it comes to the president.

"Twitter has EVERY right to enforce its rules & #<b>BanTrump</b>. Company execs won't because he's big source of traffic & they want to make $$$," Wilson tweeted.

Twitter declined The Associated Press' request for comment on Wilson's tweets.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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