by WorldTribune Staff, September 30, 2016
In a web post titled “the October surprise that will end Trump,” the United Nations News Center tweeted a call for “8 million Americans abroad” to register to vote and get their friends to register in an effort to “stomp Trump.”
The tweet, published at 9:14 p.m. on Sept. 29, was deleted without explanation within 20 minutes, according to a report by Politico.
The tweet called on American expats to share a voter registration tool on the website of the George Soros-funded activist organization Avaaz that states, “U.S. Citizens abroad could defeat Trump … if they voted. At a time when Trump is trying to divide us, we could help defeat him if we all share this page with EVERYONE. Let’s reach every U.S. voter abroad.”
Ari Gaitanis, chief of the U.N. News Services Section, which oversees the twitter account, said it was a mistake.
“That tweet did not originate from the UN News Center and this was the reason for it being taken down,” he told Politico. “We’re looking into its provenance.”
According to Politico, Soros has committed around $25 million to assisting Hillary Clinton and Democratic Party causes in 2016.
Breitbart reported that “while illegal for registered U.S. charities to work with or for presidential candidates, a spokeswoman for Avaaz denied any connection to the Hillary campaign when quizzed. Campaigners with Avaaz however, were recorded shouting, ‘Vote for Hillary!’ ” during a recent demonstration in London.
“We are a charity in the United States, we are governed by American law, and we are not allowed to coordinate with any candidate,” Meredith Alexander, the Campaigns Director for Avaaz, told Breitbart London.
“But, we are absolutely allowed to advocate for our position,” she added. “And our position is that Trump is a global threat.”