After police arrested a man with a firearm in a Washington D.C. pizzeria Sunday night, the son of Donald Trump‘s incoming national security advisor General Michael Flynn tweeted out his continued support for the conspiracy that spawned the attack.
“Pizzagate” is the name for the bizarre conspiracy theory claiming that associates of Hillary Clinton ran a child sex-trafficking ring out of D.C.’s Comet Ping Pong. Those claims are entirely without basis, but that didn’t stop a North Carolina man from walking into Comet Ping Ping with a weapon demanding answers.
One Donald Trump supporter tweeted out a false quote from D.C.’s police chief claiming that #Pizzagate had nothing to do with the attempted shooting.
DC Police Chief: “Nothing to suggest man w/gun at Comet Ping Pong had anything to do with #pizzagate“
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) December 4, 2016
Flynn’s son and chief of staff Michael Flynn Jr. fell for the false quote, and inisted Pizzagate was a real story.
— Michael G Flynn (@mflynnJR) December 5, 2016
Flynn Sr. himself has a habit of sharing unsubstantiated and false rumors about Clinton.