Twitter users were stunned this weekend when an apparent suicide note was left on the platform.
Chelsea Manning, former soldier and whistleblower, sent out two tweets, both of which have since been deleted, that had everyone believing the transgender woman had committed suicide.
According to reports, Manning has been struggling since both coming out as a transgender and his release from prison.
Manning threw his name into the hat for a Democrat Senate seat, but apparently not all of his friends thought that was the answer.
Manning engaged in a debate with fellow transgender Dawn Ennis, a former ABC News editor.
During the debate, Ennis told Manning that “voting won’t change anything,” which may have been the comments Manning was referring to in the suicide note left on Twitter.
Manning had tweeted, “im sorry – i tried – im sorry i let you all down – im not really cut out for this world – I tried adapting to this world out here but i failed you – i couldn’t to this anymore – i can take people i don’t know hating me but not my own friends – i tried and im sorry about my failure”
The next tweet sent out by Manning was a picture of his feet, standing on the ledge of a high-rise…
— Dog Pound (@doggieLB) May 28, 2018
While the situation seemed dire, not long after the notes were posted on Twitter, Manning was apparently saved by friends.
Someone posted on his account that Chelsea was safe and with friends.
Traitor or Hero?
Manning has been under fire on several fronts for years.
Manning first came to fame when he leaked classified information to WikiLeaks.
Some of the documents leaked were videos about the 2007 Baghdad strike and hundreds of thousands of reports documenting military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Manning was eventually charged with almost two dozen offenses, including aiding the enemy.
While being sentenced to serve 35 years in Leavenworth, then-President Obama commuted the sentence just prior to leaving office.
While many conservatives were outraged, liberals embraced the move, especially due to Manning’s transgender status.
The really disturbing fact here is that Manning, who is obviously unstable, could possibly still win a senate seat in the state of Maryland.