On Thursday, Trump held a little party with a bunch of right-wing crackpots at the White House. They included a variety of conspiracy theorists and Q Anon nuts other assorted wackos, and he started out the affair with a really weird comment that seemed kind of insulting to them which I imagine made a lot of them rather angry. But that was just the beginning of the weirdness.
resident Donald Trump celebrated a variety of right-wing personalities, meme-makers and conspiracy theorists at his so-called “Social Media Summit” on Thursday, bringing new respectability to the right’s online fringe.
“The crap you think of is unbelievable,” Trump said, as he welcomed some of his most dedicated social media partisans to the White House.
Trump’s guests included a variety of right-wing internet personalities, including promoters of the QAnon and Seth Rich conspiracy theories. Conservative operative Ali Alexander, who has promoted that smear that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) isn’t an “American black,” was invited. So was Jim Hoft, whose Gateway Pundit blog has promoted hoaxes.
And then things got really weird. Sebastian Gorka got into an argument with a reporter that nearly turned into a fist fight. Here’s the video.
POTUS leaves without taking questions. “Talk to us! The real news!” Then this mess unfolded with Sebastian Gorka yelling at a journalist. Supporter say Gorka could “kick your punk ass.” This is happening in the Rose Garden. pic.twitter.com/FmE4KYT9eO
— Katie Rogers (@katierogers) July 11, 2019
The right wing fever swamp just gets weirder and weirder.