Everyone knows that Donald Trump is a white nationalist at this point and that the candidates he supports in Congressional and Senate races are almost always also white nationalists. The same trait-sharing can be said for sexual predators, relatively unintelligent candidates, and conspiracy theorists: If Trump does it, he likes to see it in the politicians he supports. In the lead-up to the 2018 midterms, Trump could be found tweeting what seemed like boilerplate copy and paste endorsements for candidates across the country, each saying essentially the same thing.
But this far out from an upcoming election, an endorsement from Donald Trump means that he really, really likes your politics, and more importantly, he knows that you really, really like his. In fact, you could have essentially no platform on your campaign website and if you publicly said nice things about Trump, he would endorse you and your campaign.
That, we must assume, is how disgraced Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling came by his very own endorsements from the President.
Curt Schilling, a great pitcher and patriot, is considering a run for Congress in Arizona. Terrific! @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2019
A fighter and champion, GREAT! https://t.co/8LoTrb6Pdc
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2019
But what Trump has in common with Schilling is more disturbing than just a proclivity for being handsy with women or a low IQ: Not only is Schilling a white nationalist but he is also a prominent conspiracy theorist, promoting garbage from notorious nitwits “QAnon,” the Pizzagate phenomenon, the recently-trending “Clinton Body Count” idiocy, and perhaps worst of all, the Sandy Hook conspiracies that even Alex Jones backed away from.
Sandy Hook “truthers” are those that believe that the mass shooting event in Newtown, Connecticut that claimed the lives of nearly two dozen first-graders back in 2012 was a “false flag” event with paid actors pretending to be dead in order to justify a government seizure of personally-owned firearms.
It’s one of the most disgusting conspiracy theories of all time, tormenting the parents of those dead kids over and over and calling their pain an act.
Over at Media Matters, there’s a far more in-depth profile of the gross candidate that Trump is endorsing here, but suffice it to say that there are only two possibilities: Either Trump actually knows nothing about Curt Schilling and is endorsing him for political office based on just liking that Curt says nice things about him, or he’s spitting in the faces of the parents of the Sandy Hook victims.
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