A fake cow at the center of a lawsuit by Rep. David Nunes (R-Calif.) has just surpassed Nunes in Twitter followers since the suit was filed.
On Monday, Nunes sued the operator of the Twitter account, “Devin Nunes’ Cow,” along with Twitter itself and an account purporting to represent his mother, “Devin Nunes’ Mom’ for defamation. Nunes’s lawsuit is seeking more than $250 million from Twitter.
2. …Nunes lawsuit is getting treated VERY seriously.
It's was promoted three times in less than 24-hours by THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
A "reporter" from the Daily Caller asked Trump about it in the Rose Garden https://t.co/kJZnq4csMG
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) March 20, 2019
In less than 24 hours, the @DevinCow parody account had increased its follower count from 1,000 followers to nearly 150,000.
By Wednesday evening, @DevinCow had overtaken Nunes himself in followers, boasting 500,000 followers to his 395,000.
The parody cow Devin Nunes is suing now has more Twitter followers than Devin Nunes pic.twitter.com/smKnYgHzeN
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) March 20, 2019
Attorney Alan Dershowitz told Fox News Wednesday that Nunes had “no case at all,” calling it “wrong from a political and ideological point of view.”
In response to Dershowitz’s remarks, the parody account tweeted: “The guy who defended OJ won’t defend Devin.”
The guy who defended OJ won’t defend Devin. Huh. https://t.co/zCAJ9DUn7G
— Devin Nunes’ cow (@DevinCow) March 20, 2019
“It’s silly but also UDDER-Ly enjoyable,” CNN commentator Ana Navarro-Cárdenas tweeted. “MILK it for all it’s worth.”
Stephen Colbert joined in on the fun, directing his viewers to follow his parody account, “Devin Nunes’ skin,” which tweeted: “Still thin.”
— Devin Nunes' skin (@devinnunesskin) March 19, 2019