Trump quotes conspiracy theorist who once called for military drones to patrol schools after Parkland

Root also once pushed the wildly anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that George Soros financed the murder of protester Heather Heyer.

click to enlarge Trump quotes conspiracy theorist who once called for military drones to patrol schools after Parkland
Photo via @RealWayneRoot/Twitter

This morning President of The United States tweeted a shockingly stupid "thank you" to Wayne Allyn Root – a far-right conspiracy theorist and anthropomorphic thumb – for calling Donald Trump the “King of Israel.”

“Thank you to Wayne Allyn Root for the very nice words. ‘President Trump is the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world, not just America, he is the best President for Israel in the history of the world...and the Jewish people in Israel love him like he’s the King of Israel,” said Trump in a series of early Wednesday tweets. 

“They love him like he is the second coming of God. But American Jews don’t know him or like him. They don’t even know what they’re doing or saying anymore. It makes no sense! But that’s OK, if he keeps doing what he’s doing, he’s good for all Jews, Blacks, Gays, everyone. And importantly, he’s good for everyone in America who wants a job.’ Wow!,” tweeted the President, while also tagging conservative media outlets Fox & Friends and Newsmax.

Trump’s promotion of a thread calling for American Jews to be more appreciative of the president, comes just a day after his widely condemned comments that “Jewish people that vote for a Democrat” may be showing “great disloyalty.” 

While Root's comments are woefully dumb on multiple levels (Jews don't believe in a second coming), it actually makes sense that Trump would quote these insane ramblings from a known crackpot. Besides being a guest at Mar-A-Lago, Root has also made a name for himself as a vocal birther and Obama critic, claiming that the former president once attended Columbia University as a “foreign exchange student,” according to Media Matters

The site also points out that Root once pushed the wildly anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that George Soros financed the murder of protester Heather Heyer at the Alt-Right Charlottesville rally, and has also peddled the consistently debunked hunch that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was murdered by Democrats over WikiLeaks files. 

But arguably the dumbest thing to ever come from Root, was when he tweeted at Trump to deploy armed $16 million military drones over every public school in the country after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 students and teachers dead. 

“Time to consider armed drones at every school in USA,” said Root. If drones can save lives in middle of Syria, operated by military heroes at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, then they can be used to protect schools inside USA.” 

Yes, the guy who literally said “drones can save lives” in the same sentence as “protect schools” is a perfectly fine source to tap on Jewish American relations.

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Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
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