It has been known for years that Ginni Thomas was a right-wing activist. With her husband Clarence being a Supreme Court justice, it was, at a minimum, troubling. Over the last month, though, it has been revealed just how deep into Republican conspiracy theories Thomas was. And that she was texting Donald Trump’s Cheif of Staff, Mark Meadows, about Trump’s coup attempt.
During a recent interview on MSNBC, cult expert Steve Hassan, who has long known Ginni Thomas, explained how she has been radicalized.
Hassan told Ari Melber, “I actually have done a deep dive researching Qanon and its religious underpinnings. I see it as a cult and a psychological warfare operation.” The host countered by asking, “You see it as a virtual cult, even if they don’t meet up?”
The author continued:
“Exactly, people can be radicalized online, I learned this when I was studying ISIS recruitment online. Screens are very powerful. And especially with the pandemic, people get even more susceptible. But I want to be clear, I definitely have the impression she’s a true believer when she was sending these texts. And that’s why I surmise she’s been indoctrinated and somebody is pulling her strings around these things.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:
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