It’s not every day the leader of the free world retweets a 16-year-old YouTuber. But these are strange times we live in.
On Monday, a YouTuber who goes by the name “Jeff Tutorials” found himself on display to literally the entire world, after President Trump shared a tweet of his that criticised American news network, CNN.
So who is Jeff Tutorials and what’s his beef with CNN?
When not getting RT’d by world leaders or studying at school, Jeff runs a fairly benign gaming YouTube channel that shares hints and tips for Grand Theft Auto.
Jeff claims that news outlets such as CNN are “choosing to report negatively” on Trump. And he’s not a fan of that.
Three journalists from CNN recently resigned after a story linking one of Trump’s allies to a Russian bank (which would be dodgy, if it was true). However it was not true – leading Jeff to rename CNN “FNN” – Fake News Network.
Trump spouts fake nonsense literally all the time, just FYI
He told the daily beast: “The sad part is that they [news organisations] have the ability to actually do, like, honest reporting, but as exposed in those leaks last night, they choose to report negatively on the president. “So, honestly, right now, I don’t support them at all because they’re choosing to report negatively.”
Jeff seemed pretty chuffed with the Retweet
“I was very surprised because usually he only retweets news organisations so I was one of the very few people that was lucky recently to get a retweet,” he told the Daily beast. “I was very surprised and also super happy that he saw the tweet.”
He’s been fan-girling about it all over Twitter too
Now, Jeff’s setting his sights on more political content
He’s even created a new YouTube channel called “Powerful Politics” (“News. Without the bullshit”). There’s no content there yet, but Jeff has promised the world a video in the very near future. So watch this space, I guess.