Anti-Trump Group Behind Racial Hoax at Youngkin Event

Anti-Trump Group Behind Racial Hoax at Youngkin Event

The anti-Trump is desperate to reverse Republican ’s momentum in Virginia’s governor’s race. So desperate in fact that they orchestrated a racist hoax in front of Youngkin’s campaign bus.

The organization sent a small group of tiki torch-wielding demonstrators in a futile attempt to link Youngkin to a 2017 white-nationalist march in Charlottesville.

However, McAuliffe staffers used the event to spread misinformation online. Christina Freundlich, who responded disastrously to a Fox News’ report yesterday, used the hoax to say “this is who Glenn Youngkin’s supporters are.” (RELATED: McAuliffe Campaign Responds Disastrously When Asked About Controversial Election-Challenge Lawyer)

As National Review reports:

Charlie Olaf, McAuliffe’s social-media manager, wrote: “Disgusting reference to the 2017 Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville.”

MSNBC contributor Glenn Kirschner condemned the “blatant display of racism, hatred and intolerance,” urging Virginians to vote for McAuliffe, who represents a “kind, welcoming, diverse Virginia.”

Democratic strategist Max Burns claimed Youngkin’s campaign “counts white supremacists among its most enthusiastic supporters.”

Eventually, the Lincoln Project owned up to the racist stunt.

Afterward, the McAuliffe campaign issued a statement from campaign manager Chris Bolling. “What happened today is disgusting and distasteful and we condemn it in the strongest terms. Those involved should immediately apologize,” he said.

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