MSNBC airs theory that Trump ordering flags to fly at half-mast until 8/8 is a secret Hitler dogwhistle

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MSNBC guest Frank Figliuzzi says Trump ordering US flags to fly at half mast is a secret “Heil Hitler” signal. (screenshots)

Move over, Russiagate! The Left has concocted an even wackier anti-Trump conspiracy theory for the ages.

MSNBC contributor Frank Figliuzzi claims that President Trump’s decision to fly American flags at half-staff until August 8 — to honor the victims of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings — is a white-supremacist dog whistle secretly invoking Adolf Hitler.

Keep in mind that the Dayton shooting was committed not by a right-wing “white supremacist,” but a left-wing supporter of leftists Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez.

Figliuzzi is a former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence under Barack Obama. Figliuzzi was appointed to that post in 2011 by Obama FBI director Robert Mueller.

Figliuzzi made the outlandish claim during an interview with MSNBC news host Brian Williams.

Figliuzzi said with a straight face: “We have to understand the adversary and the threat we’re dealing with. And if we don’t understand how they think we’ll never understand how to counter them. So it’s the little things and the language and messaging that matters.”

Figliuzzi continued: “The President says that we will fly our flags at half-mast until August 8. That’s 8/8. Now I’m not going to imply that he did this deliberately, but I am using it as an example of the ignorance of the adversary that’s being demonstrated by the White House.”

“The numbers 8/8 are very significant in the neo-Nazi and the white supremacy movement. Why? Because the letter ‘H’ is the eighth letter of the alphabet. And to them, the numbers 8/8 stand for ‘Heil Hitler.’ So we’re going to be raising the flag back up at dusk on 8/8. No one’s thinking about this. No one’s giving the advice, or he’s rejecting the advice.”

MSNBC’s Brian Williams deserves an Academy Award for not bursting out laughing in the middle of Frank Figliuzzi’s crazed conspiracy-theory rant.


(Source: MSNBC)

Meanwhile, President Trump condemned white supremacy and all racism (for the millionth time) following the El Paso shooting by a right-wing thug and the Dayton, Ohio shooting by a left-wing criminal.

MSNBC then continued to provide a platform to foment anti-Trump, anti-white rhetoric when MSNBC analyst Malcolm Nance claimed that Trump was giving “subliminal orders in their heads” to white supremacists.

When asked what motivated the El Paso shooter, Malcolm Nance said there’s no doubt that he was inspired by Trump. Nance then compared the racially-charged manifesto of El Paso shooter Patrick Crucius to that of Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik.

In 2011, Breivik murdered 77 people in two separate attacks, noting that too many Muslims had infiltrated and destabilized Norway by sponging off government welfare, committing crimes, and refusing to assimilate.

Malcolm Nance said: “[Breivik] thought the ‘Great Replacement’ was underway in Norway and the government was allowing unbridled immigration into that country. This country has had several of these mass incidents, but I think we’re overdue for a Breivik-style real massacre of a political nature.”

Nance continued: “These people feel that they are the foot soldiers and executors of the disenfranchisement that the white race is feeling and Donald Trump is giving them subliminal orders in their head. They are no different than the mobilized, self-staring, self-radicalized terrorists of ISIS here in the United States and Europe, who take cars and drive down streets [to kill people]. It’s just that they have a permissive environment in which they can get firearms and go out and attack their perceived enemies.”

Chris Matthews was so stunned by Nance’s off-the-wall conspiracy theory that he responded by merely saying: “Wow, where to begin.”

The media have seized on El Paso shooter Patrick Crusius’ alleged “Manifesto” to paint him as a white supremacist inspired by Trump.  However, as BizPac Review reported, Crusius underscored that he was not inspired by Trump.

“My ideology has not changed for several years. My opinions on automation, immigration, and the rest predate Trump and his campaign for president.

I putting this here because some people will blame the President or certain presidential candidates for the attack. This is not the case.

I know that the media will probably call me a white supremacist anyway and blame Trump’s rhetoric. The media is infamous for fake news. Their reaction to this attack will likely just confirm that.”

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