Hours before meeting with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday, far-right Trump supporter, birther, and conspiracy theorist Wayne Allyn Root encouraged the president to “consider armed drones at every school in USA.”
Root tweeted: “@realDonaldTrump time to consider armed drones at every school in USA. If drones can save lives in middle of Syria, operated by military heroes at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, then they can be used to protect schools inside USA.”
Hours later, the talk show host and columnist for the Sheldon Adelson-owned Las Vegas Review-Journal tweeted about the “amazing night” and “quality time” he had with the “President and his family” at Mar-a-lago.
“What an amazing night I had with President Trump at Maralago. I’ll tell you about it in the morning. Magical evening. A great man. Quality time with President and his family. Got to meet General Kelly for first time as well,” Root tweeted on February 17.
According to Media Matters:
He helped spread fabricated reports of Puerto Rican truck drivers striking in the wake of Hurricane Maria in an attempt to make Trump look bad, claimed that Trump was “being victimized” by violence at his campaign rallies (and claimed media was blaming the victim), and fabricated a Seinfeld quote to attack President Obama, whom he called the “Marxist-in-Chief” and swore was a “foreign exchange student” at Columbia University. Root also pushes racist viewpoints. He claimed that “there’s no difference in when you call someone old versus when you call someone the N-word” and dismissed the 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VA as “paid actors & infiltrators hired by Soros.”
Regarding mass shootings, Root is no better: he claimed a real estate developer’s fine was a bigger story than the Parkland shooting and has repeatedly blamed the Las Vegas massacre on ISIS and/or antifa.