On Saturday, Donald Trump tweeted praise for a known conspiracy theorist who has claimed that the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax.
Yeah, this happened:
Here is an example of the type of blog posts Trump's buddy Dupree is known for writing:
In the blog post Dupree wrote:
Yet, what is of even greater import is, were any of these individuals actually not merely acting but also impersonating another? In other words, were such individuals actually attempting to perpetrate a grand fraud? Moreover, can such impersonation be proven? What follows is a glaring case of falsification by the placement of fake parents within the Sandy Hook region.
Yes, this is the hateful voice the President of the United States is elevating and amplifying.
Twitter wasted no time in calling Trump out:
Tweet is from 2014!!! Lol. Also this dude is a Sandy Hook denier.— Mary Quite Contrary (@ContraryMeri) February 25, 2018
You love re-tweeting the fringe. Do you also believe sandy hook and parkland were hoaxes?— Lulu (@Luissssa) February 25, 2018
Why would you retweet Wayne Dupree who claims the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax? Do you believe the same?— MED-ALERT (@medALERT45) February 25, 2018
So we’re just not going to talk about Wayne Dupree being a Sandy Hook denier and conspiracy theory-peddler?— Rachel Mines (@RachMines) February 25, 2018
Beulah speaks for many:
Everyday you sink lower and lower. I am curious to see what will be the lowest thing you say/do.— Beulah Sabundayo (@beulahsabs) February 25, 2018
On second thought, maybe we don't want to know.