Why was a QAnon-conspiracy-spouting speaker kicked off the RNC program?

Melania Trump Address at the 2020 Republican National Convention

Last week, Donald Trump stood at the podium of the White House press briefing room and endorsed the domestic terrorist group QAnon. He said that he’s heard that the group likes him and that they “love our country.” QAnon espouses some of the strangest conspiracies out there, stuff about global cabals of pedophiles among other conspiracies, but what’s even weirder is that they don’t actually focus on the reality of sh-t like Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, Prince Andrew and Donald Trump’s connection to those people. No, to QAnon, Trump is the hero, not the co-conspirator/human-trafficker/rapist.

A few days ago, I read this Vanity Fair story about how Mike Pence and Kayleigh McEnany (the White House press secretary) have both tried to downplay Trump’s endorsement of QAnon and downplay QAnon itself. McEnany actually said “I’ve never heard the president mention it” when asked about it the day after Trump endorsed the terrorist group. Mother’s Husband also claimed he “didn’t hear anything” in Trump’s words about QAnon. All of which led to a sort of side-bet among reporters about which RNC speakers were going to tacitly or blatantly promote QAnon conspiracies during the convention. Well….

One of the speakers for the second night of the Republican National Convention was pulled from the program after The Daily Beast surfaced a tweet from her, earlier in the day, urging her followers to investigate a supposed Jewish plot to enslave the world.

“Do yourself a favor and read this thread,” Mary Ann Mendoza, who is a member of the Trump campaign’s advisory board, tweeted to her more than 40,000 followers Tuesday morning.

Mendoza, an “angel mom,” was scheduled to speak Tuesday about her son’s 2014 death at the hands of a drunk driver who was in the country illegally. But a Republican source familiar with the programming said the speech had been cancelled amid uproar over her tweet.

Hours earlier, Mendoza had linked to a lengthy thread from a QAnon conspiracy theorist that laid out a fevered, anti-Semitic view of the world. In its telling, the Rothschilds—a famous Jewish banking family from Germany—created a plot to terrorize non-Jewish “goyim,” with purported details of their scheme that included plans to “make the goyim destroy each other” and “rob the goyim of their landed properties.”

[From The Daily Beast]

I’m honestly shocked the RNC pulled her from the speaker list. To be clear, all of the Trumpers are 100% comfortable with the anti-Semitic conspiracies she promoted. They just pulled her from the speaking slot because of the outrage online.

Melania Trump Address at the 2020 Republican National Convention

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  1. Chaine says:

    Is it just me or does the thumbnail pic remind anyone else a lil bit of Nicholas Cage

    • TheOtherOne says:

      Thank you for the pettiness, Chaine. I thought to myself is his hair thinning or is he just really red? Personally, I think he looks like Michael Myers.

      And right now I am debating whether I should apologize to Michael Myers for the comparison.

  2. Deanne says:

    Never have I seen such sizzling chemistry between a couple.

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      I would never make a very good gold digger because there is just not enough money in the world…

      • Golly Gee says:

        No kidding. Every ounce of gold would come with a ton of sh#t. That’s besides the ton walking around in a suit and a spray tan.

  3. MsIam says:

    Oh god that picture of Trump and Botoxia! Ewww! I cannot unsee that.

  4. Phuggi says:

    Really Kaiser! That picture of Trump and Melania is just nauseating. Just…all of it is awful. WHY would you do that to my poor innocent eyes this morning!

  5. pottymouth pup says:

    The GOP embracing QAnon should be extremely disturbing to everyone but my fellow Jews, in particular – especially since it appears as though some of the folks in Jews For Trump (a minority of Jews are Trumpers, most are not) are willing to embrace every bit of the conspiracy regarding Jews including the whole Jews kidnap children to drink their blood which is part of their weird adrenochrome “hollywood liberal” (code for Jew) story. I have a friend who has a friend who is deep into all the RWNJ QAnon stuff (all 3 of us are Jewish) – when I pointed out the blood libel from the middle ages being part of this, my friend’s friend responded w/a comment indicating that it was OK bc they differentiate between “real Jews” who support Trump & Jews who don’t support Trump. It was bad enough when Jews For Trump started publicly calling the vast majority of diaspora Jews traitors and saying we’re not Jewish because we do not believe in blind, unconditional support for everything Israel does & has ever done, but having one say they’re OK with helping spread the word of a group that spouts the same damn blood libels that they get pissed off about when it comes out of Louis Farrakhan’s mouth came as an absolute shock to me.

    • Yonati says:

      @Pottymouth What the actual f**k????? Some people who have converted to Christianity like to talk about how they’re Jews because their mother is Jewish. I’m hoping the Trump followers are this type of Jew

  6. Sarah says:

    Looks how small his hands are in the header pic!

    As for the rest of it I am quite shocked that they didn’t keep her on the schedule, this is exactly the sort of thing they believe and endorse.

  7. Mee says:

    Eewww 🤮🤮🤮 that picture of Melanie (his spelling) and him!! he actually looks like the cartoon on Our Cartoon President instead of the other way around. Either way, yuck 🤢

  8. 10KTurtle says:

    Her “apology” was this: “I retweeted a very long thread earlier without reading every post within the thread. My apologies for not paying attention to the intent of the whole message. That does not reflect my feelings or personal thoughts whatsoever.”
    Which begs the question: uhhhh which intents of that hateful insane thread exactly did you agree with???