HUD senior adviser John Gibbs spread Clinton conspiracies on Twitter, backed far-right anti-Semite
So it turns out that for some reason the Trump administration is a magnet for conspiracy-minded idiots. The latest to be revealed: John Gibbs, senior adviser at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, who apparently spent the 2016 campaign tweeting idiotic conspiracy theories.
On Twitter, Gibbs made multiple references to a conspiracy theory started by far-right bloggers claiming Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta took part in a Satanic ritual. Tweets from Gibbs, archived on the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, show him promoting the conspiracy four times between October 31 and November 5 of 2016, using the hashtag #SpiritCooking. The hashtag originated from an email of Podesta’s released by WikiLeaks, which members of the far-right claimed, without evidence, that Podesta was involved in a Satanic ritual that involved bodily fluids.
In fact, Gibbs appears to have trafficked gleefully in conspiracy idiocy.
When radio host Wayne Dupree, who is known for spreading a conspiracy theory that the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax, tweeted that Clinton was losing black voters’ support because her campaign manager took part in “Satanic #SpiritCooking,” Gibbs quote tweeted him, writing, “True, true, and true. #Trump #SpiritCooking #BlackLivesMatter.”
And in anti-Semitic idiocy.
In another tweet from October 2016, Gibbs also defended Ricky Vaughn, an alt-right figure who often tweeted anti-Semitic sentiments, when Twitter banned Vaughn, an anonymous user, from the platform.
The general pattern has been for these cretins to resign once exposed, so let’s wait and see if that happens. Start your timers.
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