Michael Flynn Jr., the son and chief of staff of incoming Donald Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn, published images of a private Twitter conversation with CNN’s Jake Tapper, in which Tapper urged him to delete a tweet pushing the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory.
Proponents of theory believe that a Washington D.C. pizzeria is actually a front for a child sex-trafficking ring run by Hillary Clinton and her allies. Needless to say, there is no evidence that a Washington D.C. pizzeria is actually a front for a child sex-trafficking ring run by Hillary Clinton and her allies. But that didn’t stop a North Carolina man who believed in “Pizzagate” from walking into the restaurant in question, menacing others with the gun, and firing a shot.
Still, Flynn Jr. put out a tweet late Sunday defending the conspiracy theory as legitimate. Shortly thereafter, Tapper reached out to chastise him, in a private conversation Flynn chose to publicize.
— Michael G Flynn (@mflynnJR) December 5, 2016
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) December 5, 2016
“I have the highest regard for your father and have only treated him in that manner,” Tapper wrote. “And I have respect for you as well, but I am mystified as to why you’re pushing this theory… especially after the incident today that could’ve ended with bloodshed.”
“Michael, the police called [Pizzagate] a fictitious conspiracy theory tonight. Does someone have to die before you take that shit seriously? Spreading this nonsense is dangerous,” he continued. “It is not the site of the satanic pedophilia cult. It is a fucking pizzeria.”
“Your tweet is wildly irresponsible. Listen to me. You are going to get someone killed,” Tapper warned. “Maybe an innocent child. For what????”
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