The deplorable sign at a protest read ” Rape Melania,”and it went viral. This group of Trump supporters called its event the “DeploraBall” inauguration party. but one of the organizers did something even worse than deplorable. Then, Donald Trump made it worse.
Jack Posobiec is that organizer, and he describes himself as a:
‘Veteran Navy Intel Officer. Conservative Christian. SciFi aesthete. Author of Citizens for Trump.’
He is also the special projects director of a group called Citizens for Trump. Comet Ping Pong, which is the pizza shop in Washington D.C., recently threw him out of the place of business. This is the place that was dubbed #pizzagate. Posobiec had been filming a children’s birthday party, and who knows what he was planning on doing with the video.
Shortly after the presidential election, Alan Beck sent out a tweet showing an anti-Trump protest held in Washington, D.C. In the photo there was a hooded person holding a sign that said “Rape Melania.” Both left and right media came down hard on the disgusting message.
That photo convinced some of Trump’s people that the Democrats were “anarchic and violent,” according to BuzzFeed News. One InfoWars person wrote:
‘The current surge in the left’s propensity toward violence and mayhem should surprise no one.’
Some of Clinton supporters saw the sign as opposition to former first lady Michelle Obama’s catch phrase “when they go low, we go high.”
BuzzFeed News has just discovered that the horrific sign was not from the left. No, Jack Posobiec planted the sign. A second person collaborated with the “DeploraBall” organizer confirmed that the sign was part of a disinformation campaign. The purpose was to show the anti-Trump protesters as being “violent and out of control.”
Posobiec says that he did not send the texts, nor was he involved. Then, he claimed someone must have photoshopped them. That was not true—BuzzFeed News tied the phone number back to him.
This is not the first time that the alt-right Trump supporter posted videos on Twitter. On November 10, Posobiec posted a video of an anti-Trump protester, who was shouting “Assassinate that nigga.” Later, the troublemaker claimed he had begun the “assassinate Trump” chant. He wanted the peaceful protesters to copy him, so he could take a video of them and spread it around the internet.
Russia Today and a few conservative bloggers picked up the story.
One source told BuzzFeed News that Posobiec was the person holding the “Rape Melania” sign, but he denied it. After Beck posted the ugly photographs, he put a 22-minute video on YouTube showing Posobiec and him in a car close to the protest. He title it:
‘Anti-Trump Protester Created “R4PE MELANIA!’ Sign and The Rest of the Protesters Do Nothing.’
Then, Donald Trump retweeted Posobiec’s disgusting tweet Saturday:
When Posobiec saw that the Twitter posting of “Rape Melania” had reached number three, he said “Woah!” Former DeploraBall organizer Tim Gionet, aka Baked Alaska on Twitter, said that Posobiec had indeed made the dreadful sign.
Featured Image via Getty Images/Drew Angerer.