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Twitter Goes Nuts After Trump Retweets Pizzagate Conspiracist Jack Posobiec

Twelve hours after he finally condemned white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the KKK over the violence in Charlottesville — two days after his much-criticized “many sides” statement — President Donald Trump took to Twitter to comment on his arrival at Trump Tower in New York.

And, oh yeah, he retweeted an alt-right personality who pushed the Pizzagate conspiracy theory that accused Hillary Clinton loyalists of running a child sex ring out of a DC-area pizza shop.

Besides peddling crazed pedophile conspiracies, Posobiec has made a name for himself in recent months by protesting a controversial production of Julius Caesar in New York, helping to organize the alt-right’s Deploraball inauguration party, and being uncovered as the one who brought a “Rape Melania” sign to a Trump protest.

Considering that the Charlottesville violence has been largely blamed on the alt-right and white nationalists, Trump’s retweet of Posobiec definitely drew a lot of notice right away. Especially since it appears POTUS was amplifying Posobiec as a way to give himself cover on his Charlottesville responses.

However, there was at least one person — outside of Posobiec himself — who applauded Trump for the retweet:

Following his comments on Monday where he said “racism is evil,” the president took to Twitter to complain about the “Fake News Media” and how they’re never satisfied with his responses, labeling the press “very bad people.”

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