We’re going to have an issue right here.
Twitter requested Monday morning if the actual George Papadopoulos — that’s, the 30-yr-previous ex-Trump marketing campaign adviser who lately struck a plea deal within the Russia probe — would please rise up. As an alternative, customers discovered the opposite George Papadopoulos, a light-mannered Ann Arbor monetary planner and panelist for the Wall Road Journal’s The Specialists weblog. Confusion ensued.
The 50-yr-previous Papadopoulos (username @feeonlyplanner) discovered of the mixup on a visit to Greece, the place he was tending to his aged mom’s affairs.
“In fact I take pleasure in her residence cooking and simply had completed one other superb lunch she ready. There’s a six-hour distinction and the day was simply beginning within the US. I had an honest Wifi connection and determined to do a fast examine on-line,” he advised Moneyish in an e-mail. “Nicely, that was when the information hit and it has been an unbelievable stream of social media motion, emails, and messages.”
Fortunately, Papadopoulos’ pressing clarification early on — “For the nth time, I’m NOT Trump’s overseas coverage adviser! I’ve NO affiliation with the Trump camp! NONE!” — appeared to quell the “preliminary aggressive assaults,” he stated.
He’s nonetheless working by way of the huge quantity of replies.
“There have been so many who I’m approach behind getting by way of to all of them,” Papadopoulos stated. “I keep in mind one telling me I’m going to jail. Not the perfect factor to listen to on a Monday!”
His namesake, a former overseas coverage adviser to the Trump marketing campaign and self-described oil, fuel and coverage advisor, resurfaced this week as information broke he’d pleaded responsible to creating a false assertion to the FBI amid Particular Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election interference. “I used to be conscious of this man earlier than and had posted an analogous tweet a while in the past when he first appeared within the information,” Papadopoulos stated. “I don’t worry about issues I (can’t) management so I’m making an attempt to make the most effective of it and have some enjoyable alongside the best way with it.”
In any case, he defined, George Papadopoulos is the John Smith of Greek names — even cropping up within the ’80s ABC sitcom “Webster,” which spelled it…