The Daily Beast reports:
On Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump condemned neo-Nazis in a long anticipated speech, two full days after Saturday’s Charlottesville terror attack killed one anti-racist protester and injured 20 others.
Then, late on Monday night, Trump retweeted Pizzagate conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec, who spent part of Saturday amplifying an entirely inaccurate conspiracy theory that the attack was actually perpetrated by an “anti-Trump, open borders drug addict.” That innocent man was then identified by name and quickly harassed and threatened on Facebook.
More from ABC News:
Posobiec is a well-known alt-right voice who has pushed the false “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory, which accused Hillary Clinton loyalists of running a child sex-trafficking operation out of a Washington, D.C. pizza shop.
Just days after Trump was elected president, Posobiec livestreamed a visit to the pizza shop at the center of the theory to investigate, but was removed by police for videotaping a child’s birthday party there.
Posobiec has also pushed false claims that the Democratic National Committee was responsible for the death of former staffer Seth Rich. A story published by Fox News in May that fueled the rumors surrounding Rich’s death was later retracted and has now become the subject of a lawsuit.
Trump RT’d Jack Posobiec tonight.
Here’s Posobiec in Nov., holding up a “Rape Melania” sign.
(Trying to discredit anti-Trump protesters.) pic.twitter.com/6XRiSGGplk
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) August 15, 2017
Politics is a tiny world. pic.twitter.com/27jD0d5ufW
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) August 15, 2017
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) August 15, 2017
Trump just retweeted a story from Jack Posobiec, an alt-right hero who tweets things like this: pic.twitter.com/68Gr5u2tb9
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) August 15, 2017
Donald Trump just retweeted alt-right user Jack Posobiec.
Here's Jack Posobiec with one of the Neo-Nazi organizers from Charlottesville. pic.twitter.com/8ka558OLQt
— Bad Hombre Parker 🌽 (@BadHombreParker) August 15, 2017