Don Jr. Retweets Roseanne’s Bizarre Conspiracy Theory About George Soros Being a Nazi
While it was clear Roseanne Barr‘s conspiracy-mongering tweets Tuesday were filled with racist rhetoric and lies, Donald Trump Jr. decided to share one of them with his nearly three million followers.
Not long after it appeared online, Trump Jr. retweeted her post, which called George Soros a Nazi and a thief, accusing him of turning in Jews to concentration camps.
The president’s son retweeted the Roseanne Barr Soros Nazi lie pic.twitter.com/w2UonLyPHN
— David Frum (@davidfrum) May 29, 2018
Trump Jr. then followed it up with another retweet of Barr’s accusation that Soros is attempting to being about “the overthrow of us constitutional republic by buying/backing candidates 4 local district attorney races who will ignore US law & favor ‘feelings’ instead-and call everyone who is alarmed by that ‘racist’.”
soros’ goal; the overthrow of us constitutional republic by buying/backing candidates 4 local district attorney races who will ignore US law & favor ‘feelings’ instead-and call everyone who is alarmed by that ‘racist’.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 29, 2018
Barr’s remarks have drawn sharp criticism from the public as well as those involved in the Roseanne show, which has since been cancelled. Sara Gilbert, Barr’s former co-star, tweeted she is “disappointed in her actions to say the least.” Comedian Wanda Sykes, who worked as the program’s consulting producer, left the show altogether just before its cancellation.
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