Elon Musk used his new social media platform to perpetuate an unfounded conspiracy concept concerning the Paul Pelosi assault — and he did it in response to Hillary Clinton, no much less.
The Twitter chief replied to a tweet HC despatched Saturday that condemned the assault on the Speaker’s husband, whereas additionally calling out the acute rhetoric of some Republicans and pundits … which she believes is essentially accountable for the incident.
Elon chimed in Sunday, saying there could also be extra to the story than meets the attention … including a hyperlink to a fringe website that uploaded a salacious article/headline concerning Pelosi and his attacker. It is primarily based on a conspiracy concept that is caught fireplace in conservative circles.
The speculation — and the unsubstantiated article — claims Paul’s attacker was no stranger … however reasonably, that that they had a previous relationship and that issues went south throughout a meetup. Once more, there’s been no proof to assist this declare in any way … and but, Elon leaned into it.
He has since deleted the incendiary tweet … however the injury is finished, as a result of he is getting slammed left and proper for placing out wild rumors — this because the literal govt of Twitter.
One of many people who find themselves tearing him to shreds over that is Jimmy Kimmel … who wrote, “it has been fascinating, over time, to observe you blossom from the electrical automotive man right into a fully-formed piece of s*** @elonmusk.”
It is value noting, for the document, that SFPD has characterised this as nothing greater than a break-in/assault on Pelosi — they usually even say they witnessed the attacker, David DePape, strike Paul on the pinnacle with a hammer earlier than they tackled and arrested him.
As we reported … Paul made a secret name to 911 whereas dealing with off with DePape and spoke in code to the operator to not agitate the man, whereas additionally relaying he was in peril. DePape allegedly requested “The place’s Nancy?” a number of occasions … however she wasn’t house on the time.
A brand new report Sunday claims that DePape was additionally geared up with a bag of zip ties — so who is aware of what extra might’ve occurred if Paul hadn’t alerted the authorities when he did.
Speaker Pelosi, for her half, says her husband is recovering after present process surgical procedure … whereas additionally noting she and the remainder of their household are traumatized. Reviews have surfaced since saying DePape has shared far-right, bigoted conspiracies on his weblog … proper as much as the assault.