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Monday, December 05, 2016

 
More white supremacy in the tower

by digby


Flynn Jr. in blue tie at Trump tower as part of the transition team






























I have written before about what a piece of work Trump National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, is. He's way out on the fringe. His son, who is working on the transition with his father and serves as his chief of staff, is even worse.

Last night he was tweeting like a madman about this #Pizzagate conspiracy theory saying he believes it's true that Hillary Clinton and John Podesta are running a pedophile ring out of the back of a pizza place. (As you've undoubtedly heard, a wingnut with a gun went into the pizza place to "investigate" and fired his weapon yesterday, luckily no one was hurt.) Flynn Sr has been saying that Hillary Clinton was involved with a child sex ring for weeks although it is a slightly different conspiracy than this particular one. It doesn't specify that they are raping the children in this particular pizza parlor. (That's right, the new National Security Adviser believes Hillary Clinton is a pedophile. For all we know the whole administration is that insane.)

Anyway, Flynn junior isn't just a conspiracy wacko. He's a full blown white supremacist. Think Progress has the rest of the story:

As Twitter has cracked down on white nationalist accounts in recent weeks, many adherents of the movement have instead started using the social platform Gab, which bans users from engaging in illegal activity but nothing else. As the New York Times recently detailed, the platform — which uses a frog for its logo — “has emerged as a digital safe space for the far right, where white nationalists, conspiracy-theorist YouTubers, and minivan majority moms can gather without liberal interference.” Several white nationalists who have been banned from Twitter — including Milo Yiannopoulos, Richard B. Spencer, and Ricky Vaughn — have resurfaced there.

Flynn Jr.’s Twitter bio actually includes a link to his Gab page. On Gab, Flynn Jr. follows white nationalists and posted that he hopes to convince his dad to switch to the new platform.



On Sunday — the same day he was tweeting about PizzaGate — Flynn Jr. used Gab to praise a racist collage, created by a user to deride Obama’s “so called legacy,” linking Obama to African American criminals and Muslim terrorists.



Flynn Jr.’s bigoted message echoes sentiments that his dad has also expressed on social media.





During an interview with the New York Times late last month, Trump attempted to distance himself from white nationalists, saying, “I don’t want to energize the group, and I disavow the group… I disavow and condemn.”

But with Flynn Sr. poised to become his top adviser on security issues and Flynn Jr. serving in an official role as well — not to mention that Trump’s top strategist is set to be Steve Bannon, the former Breitbart boss who a former colleague said “occasionally talked about the genetic superiority of some people and once mused about the desirability of limiting the vote to property owners” — it’s easy to see why Trump’s disavowal rings hollow.


So, for the 6,395th time since November 8th: WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE???

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