President Trump has always been a racist and a supporter of white supremacy. So when the president gave his carefully crafted speech denouncing white hate some two days ago as the torch-wielding race rally left one woman dead and several injured, the only people who were moved by the speech were white supremacists. They were pissed that their leader-in-chief would bow down to pressures demanding that he condemn them.
So the president, surely at Steve “Papa” Bannon’s request, tweeted out white supremacist darling Jack Posobiec’s tweet.
For those not in the know, Posobiec has 181,000 followers on Twitter and is one of the leaders of the “alt-right” or “new-right” movement, which is also coded language for white folks who feel like they are losing the privilege they had in this country since its inception.
Posobiec is so far right that not only does he believe that a pizza parlor was really a secret meeting spot for pedophiles, but he also pushed Pizzagate and the Seth Rich conspiracy theories ad nauseam. So it isn’t accidental that Trump retweeted Posobiec, and it also isn’t accidental that the particular retweet is about black violence in Chicago, since this is what these racists do. So we aren’t going to spend the energy going over this because we’ve seen it before.
What’s important here is understanding who Posobiec is to the White Walkers and why the president’s retweet was a vote of confidence that he’s still with them.
To truly understand Posobiec, we have to go no further than the “Rape Melania” stink that he’s been unable to shake off. When Trump was running for office, Posobiec was rumored to have created signs that read, “Rape Melania.” Why would a Trump supporter want to create such a horrid sign, you ask? Well, this is what happens when the sign-maker is a reported deplorable. The hope, according to BuzzFeed News, was that the sign would enflame the right, sending them to the polls en masse.
Here’s what else BuzzFeed News’ January report had to say about Posobiec:
BuzzFeed News has learned, the “Rape Melania” sign was not the work of an anti-Trump protester at all. Instead, according to sources, it was the brainchild of a group of Trump supporters led by Jack Posobiec, one of the organizers of the controversial DeploraBall inauguration party and a prominent figure in the pro-Trump internet.
Furthermore, as shown by a series of Posobiec’s text messages obtained by BuzzFeed News and confirmed by a source who collaborated with Posobiec, the sign was the culmination of a disinformation campaign by Posobiec and others intended to paint the anti-Trump rallies as violent and out of control.
In a phone call with BuzzFeed News, Posobiec denied that the texts were sent by him and said that it was likely they had been photoshopped. He also denied having any involvement in the campaign.
BuzzFeed News reviewed the texts on a source’s iPhone in Signal, the secure texting app, and the Signal messages allegedly from Posobiec came from the same phone number on which BuzzFeed News talked to Posobiec.
At 9:59 p.m. on Nov. 10, Posobiec posted a video to Twitter of an anti-Trump protester yelling “Assassinate that nigga.” In a 10:30 p.m. text message that same night, Posobiec claimed that he’d started an “assassinate Trump” chant to goad protesters into copying him, with the intention of filming them.
While the president is clueless about everything not involving hate, he is precise and calculated when it comes to how and when he decides to use Twitter. This was no accident; this was a purposeful coded-language retweet signal to his base, and I assure you that they heard him loud and clear.
Read more at BuzzFeed News.