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Former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson is trying to buy Twitter so she can ban Donald Trump from the social media site.

To achieve her goal Wilson, whose cover was blown in a leak during George Bush’s administration, has started a crowd sourcing campaign to raise $1billion.

‘Donald Trump has done a lot of horrible things on Twitter,’ Wilson, 54, says on the GoFundMe page which has raised just over $5,000 of her total so far. 

'Donald Trump (pictured) has done a lot of horrible things on Twitter,' Wilson, 54, says on the GoFundMe page

Former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson (left)  is trying to buy Twitter so she can ban Donald Trump (right) from the social media site

Wilson, who accuses Trump of 'emboldening  white supremacists', says his tweet are putting the country in harm's way

Wilson, who accuses Trump of ’emboldening  white supremacists’, says his tweet are putting the country in harm’s way

She adds: ‘From emboldening white supremacists to promoting violence against journalists, his tweets damage the country and put people in harm’s way.

‘The bad news is Twitter has ignored growing calls to enforce their own community standards and delete Trump’s account. The good news is we can make that decision for them.

‘Twitter is a publicly traded company. Shares = power. This GoFundMe will fund the purchase of a controlling interest in Twitter.’ 

‘At the current market rate that would require over a billion dollars — but that’s a small price to pay to take away Trump’s most powerful megaphone and prevent a horrific nuclear war.’ 

Her campaign has been met with mixed reviews on Twitter, with some arguing she is trying to stifle free speech and others simply mocking her astronomical fundraising goal.  

Twitter has previously defended Trump's use of the platform, with CEO Jack Dorsey claiming it is important for people to 'hear directly from our leadership'

Twitter has previously defended Trump’s use of the platform, with CEO Jack Dorsey claiming it is important for people to ‘hear directly from our leadership’

Her campaign has been met with mixed reviews on Twitter, with some arguing she is trying to stifle free speech

Her campaign has been met with mixed reviews on Twitter, with some arguing she is trying to stifle free speech

With Twitter currently valued at around $12billion, and its shares worth $16 each, the $1billion does not seem enough for a controlling stake.

Wilson says that if this is the case, she will explore options for buying a ‘significant stake’ and ‘champion this proposal at the annual shareholder meeting’

And if she fails entirely, the money will be donated to Global Zero, a nonprofit organization leading the resistance to nuclear war.

Twitter has previously defended Trump’s use of the platform, with CEO Jack Dorsey claiming it is important for people to ‘hear directly from our leadership’.

Her efforts come at a time of unprecedented tensions between the US and the reclusive nation of North Korea. 

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump pledged to respond with ‘fire and fury’ if Kim Jong-Un made another threat at the US.

Wilson's efforts come at a time of unprecedented tensions between the US and the reclusive nation of North Korea. Pictured: Leader Kim Jong-un

Wilson’s efforts come at a time of unprecedented tensions between the US and the reclusive nation of North Korea. Pictured: Leader Kim Jong-un

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump pledged to respond with 'fire and fury' if Kim Jong-Un made another threat at the US. Pictured: A North Korean rocket being launched in February

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump pledged to respond with ‘fire and fury’ if Kim Jong-Un made another threat at the US. Pictured: A North Korean rocket being launched in February

It came mere hours before the North Korean dictator threatened to level Guam, an American territory around 2,100 miles from the Korean Peninsula.

And only yesterday, the North released a chilling propaganda video in which Trump was seen standing at a burning cemetery in Guam.

In recent days Kim has also threatened to turn the US into ‘a heap of ashes’ in a typically aggressive response to the American war games in the neighbouring South.

Despite the venomous saber rattling, Trump today said his aggressive rhetoric towards North Korea was working and that Kim had come to ‘respect him’.

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