NRA Board Member Ted Nugent Promotes “Crisis Actor” Conspiracy Claims About Parkland Massacre Survivors

Media Matters reports:

National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent promoted the right-wing conspiracy theory that the Parkland school shooting survivors who are currently calling for gun regulation are “coached” actors.

In a February 20 Facebook post, less than a week after the shooting, Nugent shared a February 19 Natural News article claiming “these kids were coached to repeat scripted lines, just like actors reading lines for a movie production.”

The article claims that “It’s all scripted, in other words, to push a gun control narrative rooted in emotional reaction rather than constructive solutions” and includes the tags “false-flag” and “hoax.” The bulk of the article is a reprint of Lucian Wintrich’s post at The Gateway Pundit, which first started spreading the conspiracy theory.

Media Matters notes that Nugent “liked” the below comment left on his Facebook post. Nugent also promoted similar bullshit about the Sandy Hook and Las Vegas massacres.