We are now in the final throes of this 2020 election, with just over two months left until we cast our ballots.
Of course, we are still attempting to determine just how those ballots will be cast, and if one of the proposed methods for voting during a pandemic will force the results of the election to trickle in over the course of several weeks…or longer.
In either case, we need to have our minds made up sooner rather than later, and the two major parties are in the midst of putting forth the best argument that they can for their candidate, and relying on a variety of voices to deliver that message.
The RNC this week was forced to cancel one such messenger, however, after insensitive tweets emerged from her not-so-distant past.
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.
So, just how offensive was the 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.”
The Qanon conspiracy theory has come under fire several times in recent weeks, with Vice President Mike Pence and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany both distancing themselves from the Q community just days after Donald Trump commented positively on the movement.
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