Florida school shooting survivor David Hogg ripped Donald Trump Jr. for promoting conspiracy theories claiming he and other students are “crisis actors” who have been coached by liberal groups.
“I just think it’s a testament to the sick immaturity and broken state of our government when these people feel the need to pedal conspiracy theories about people that were in a school shooting where 17 people died and it just makes me sick,” Hogg, 17, told BuzzFeed News.
“It’s immature, rude, and inhuman for these people to destroy the people trying to prevent the death of the future of America because they won’t.”
The president’s eldest son “liked” a tweet by Thomas Paine this week that linked to an article suggesting that Hogg had been “coached” by his father, a former FBI agent, to speak out against the president and gun rights.
“@Thomas1774Paine. VIDEO: Outspoken Trump-Hating School Shooting Survivor is Son of FBI Agent; MSM Helps Prop Up Incompetent Bureau,” tweeted a user called Thomas Paine, who added a link to a video on True Pundit showing Hogg speaking in favor of stricter gun control.
“The kid who has been running his mouth about how Donald Trump and the GOP are teaming to help murder high school kids by upholding the Second Amendment is the son of an FBI agent. David Hogg is a school shooting survivor in Florida. At least that is what the mainstream media has told us. We wouldn’t be surprised by anything involving the FBI at this point,” a story accompanying the video link said.
“If Hogg knew the shooter would snap — as he and other students have professed — perhaps he could have told his father about it. Oh but wait, his father was in the FBI. It would not have mattered anyway. That’s the funny thing about the limelight, kid. Often the lights can come crashing down on your head,” the story continued.
The Hill adds:
Trump Jr. also liked another tweet linking to an article that referred to Hogg as “the kid who has been running his mouth about how Donald Trump and the GOP are teaming up to help murder high school kids by upholding the Second Amendment.”
Some 🔥 from @SRuhle: "You know who liked a tweet that was going after that young man, David Hogg? [turns to camera] The president's son, Donald Trump Jr. I realize you're in India, sir, but I hope you get a chance to see this, and shame on you." pic.twitter.com/pw0ruO9zFX
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) February 21, 2018