The convicted leaker of government secrets and longshot candidate for US Senate is safe after a photo on her Twitter account apparently showed the 30-year-old woman standing on the edge of an upper-story window ledge.
The photo was posted to her Twitter account late Sunday with the words: “I’m sorry.” It was sent shortly after a separate tweet that said:
im not really cut out for this world—i tried adapting to this world out here but i failed you—i couldn’t do this anymore,
among other things. The tweets did not make clear where the photo was taken, and Manning’s friends declined to say. The alarming tweets were deleted after about 10 minutes, followed by a message on her account saying Manning was OK and asking people to
“please give her some space.”
Pray for Chelsea Manning
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) May 28, 2018
Call me crazy, but with all the #Democrat problem-children tantruming up and down the halls of Congress already, I don’t think Maryland needs to elect a Senator on suicide watch in the form of emotionally unstable Chelsea Manning…#MondayMotivaton https://t.co/NaHDENsfXn
— DrConservaMom🇺🇸🐸🌐 (@ConservaMomUSA) May 28, 2018
Chelsea Manning just tweeted a suicide note and a picture of her standing at the edge of a tall building and people are literally in my mentions encouraging her to jump.
Absolutely disgusting that people would take politics that far.
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) May 28, 2018
Putin is behind Chelsea Manning's candidacy. The Kremlin cares so deeply about getting the mighty Ben Cardin out of the Senate, so it recruited Chelsea to unseat him in a primary. US political discourse has become completely deranged & won't be healed any time soon. pic.twitter.com/rEhQTHPvXo
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 28, 2018
Manning, who twice tried to kill herself while in a US military lockup, and she also has been quoted that her publicity and “cult status” has been hard on her and she has found it “really intimidating” and “overwhelming.”
Chelsea Manning 'safe' after tweet that sparked concern for safety: report https://t.co/Go8TlGs3yv
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 28, 2018
I find it particularly refreshing that an overwhelming amount of conservatives cared enough to go out of their way to wish Chelsea Manning well after she tweeted that she was contemplating suicide. I can’t say I feel the left would be as compassionate if it had’ve been one of us.
— Richard Armande Mills (RAM) (@RAMRANTS) May 28, 2018
God bless you Manning
I hope you get the help you need
I cannot ever as a Gay man understand how it is to be a trans woman but there are those out there that can help you https://t.co/bRxcFhYicB
— Peter Boykin 🇺🇸🐘 #AntiHate #FreeSpeech Activist (@peterboykin) May 28, 2018
One thing for sure, as much as people have come out to support, or not support her.
IT IS NOT MAGA to wish someone to commit suicide.
We might disagree, but I for one wish her well and hope she gets it together soon.