Trump Touts GOP Stardom Of Georgia Q-Anon Candidate Whose Racism & Threats Have Gone Viral
Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday morning to congratulate a congressional candidate from Georgia on her primary win. He called her a “future Republican star.” She’s well-known for going viral with racist rants and even a threat against protesters.
Marjorie Taylor Green went viral in June with a short campaign video in which she brandishes a rifle and warns Antifa to stay out of her state. Politico also collected a series of video clips of her racist rants, below. She claims there’s an “Islamic invasion” in government, saying that someone whose religion requires them to wear a head covering shouldn’t be allowed in the U.S. government. She says that the real problem Hispanic and Black men face isn’t racism, but their gang membership, drug-dealing, and lack of education. “That’s not a white person thing.”
Watch: We uncovered hours of videos of Marjorie Taylor Greene, a leading GOP congressional candidate in Georgia, expressing racist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic views. https://t.co/y6oZzomnlR pic.twitter.com/DKv8sCPjrK
— POLITICO (@politico) June 18, 2020
Though Politico collected these clips in the context of sharing that Republican leadership was condemning some of Greene’s rhetoric, and expressing concerns about how she’ll represent their party, the president didn’t seem to share those fears.
Instead, in his congratulation tweet, he praised Greene for being strong and never backing down.
Congratulations to future Republican Star Marjorie Taylor Greene on a big Congressional primary win in Georgia against a very tough and smart opponent. Marjorie is strong on everything and never gives up – a real WINNER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2020
She’s also known for touting Q-Anon conspiracy theories, as BBC reports, about the so-called “deep state” and the purported worldwide conspiracies against Donald Trump. Currently Q-Anon accounts are facing a crackdown from social media sites for the dangerous misinformation they spread, and the FBI has even designated the group as a dangerous extremist domestic threat, but in a YouTube video, Green praised the founder, who goes by the name “Q,” calling him a patriot.
The GOP establishment, the media, & the radical left, spent months & millions of dollars attacking me.
Tonight the people of Georgia stood up & said that we will not be intimidated or believe those lies
I’m excited to be the next Congresswoman of GA 14
God bless America 🇺🇸
— Marjorie Taylor Greene For Congress🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) August 12, 2020
Greene celebrated her win by expressing a similar conspiracy claim, that she’s been persecuted and attacked by liars who hoped to intimidate Georgia voters, but won despite it all.