Leaders on the far right were virtually united in their assumption that the bombs sent to the Obamas, Clintons, George Soros and many others just had to be a false flag operation from the left. Then the FBI arrested the guy and he turns out, unsurprisingly, to be a big Trump supporter. So did they retract their claims? Nope. Most of them doubled down.
Or just deleted their previous posts and pretended they never existed:
Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio host
Conspiracy theorizing: On Wednesday, Rush Limbaugh suggested that a “Democratic operative” was more likely to have sent the devices than a Republican. “Republicans just don’t do this kind of thing,” Limbaugh said. “You’ve got people trying to harm CNN and Obama and Hillary and Bill Clinton and [Florida Rep.] Debbie ‘Blabbermouth’ Schultz and, you know, just, it might serve a purpose here.”
Friday: Limbaugh, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent to his radio station, appeared to continue this line on Friday. “Two weeks out, a bunch of bombs start showing up in places that the media can then say that they are being received by ‘Trump targets?’ ” he said on his show. “I’m sorry. I didn’t fall off the turnip truck ever, and certainly not yesterday, and the world of October Surprises coupled with all the other realities I just exposed, and I think it only makes sense to be suspicious and demanding of proof for whatever we’re gonna be told.”
Candace Owens, right-wing activist
Conspiracy theorizing: “I’m going to go ahead and state that there is a 0% chance that these ‘suspicious packages,’ were sent out by conservatives,” she wrote on Wednesday. “The only thing ‘suspicious’ about these packages, is their timing. Caravans, fake bomb threats — these leftists are going ALL OUT for midterms.” The tweet has since been deleted, but was screengrabbed by other users.
Friday: Owens did not respond to a request for comment sent to the conservative advocacy group for which she works, but she did not appear to have tweeted further about the issue.
Owens was too busy in the White House at an event she organized for young black conservatives. Yes, the same day that the FBI arrested the bomber, Trump was spending that day with someone who claimed there was a 0% chance that the bomber was a conservative. Actually, there’s a 0% chance that Candace Owens has anything intelligent to say about this or any other subject.