Donald Trump Jr. Retweets a White Supremacist Making a False Accusation
We already know Donald Trump has a penchant for retweeting and citing white supremacists, but now his son, Donald Trump, Jr., demonstrates that he’s also attracted to white supremacist Twitter accounts by retweeting a false accusation by notorious racist and World Net Daily columnist Vox Day:
(UPDATE: Trump Jr. has now deleted his tweet with no retraction or apology. So here’s the screenshot we saved.)
Here’s the tweet Trump Jr. thought “exonerated” his father:
The “Trump Nazi” is Portia Boulger, who runs the Women for Bernie Sanders Twitter account. It’s another media plant. pic.twitter.com/m1CkwWgwud
Yes, Donald Trump Jr. retweeted a white supremacist to defend his father from charges that he’s supported by white supremacists.
Trump Jr. is right about one thing, though; the media will never run with this. Because Vox Day was completely wrong; the woman in that photo is identified by Chicago Tribune photographer E. Jason Wambsgans as “Donald Trump supporter Birgitt Peterson.”
Day is refusing to delete the tweet, saying he posted a correction. He says he’ll only delete it if the woman he incorrectly identified asks him to.
@RobertMackey I don’t hide my mistakes. I correct them. And I’ve already said that I will delete the tweet if Ms Boulger requests it.
For her part, Portia Boulger tweeted that her husband is an attorney, and we know what that means.
(Note: I saved screenshots of Trump’s and Day’s tweets, in case they suddenly go missing.)
And now, of course, the Stupidest Man on the Internet, Jim Hoft is also going all in on this incorrect identification:
Right wing actor James Woods is also spreading this libelous false accusation: