Dinesh D’Souza is a far-right conspiracy theorist and conservative pundit who pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud in 2014. This morning, President Trump announced that D’Souza would be the latest person to receive a presidential pardon.
D’Souza has made a career out of presenting lies about Democrats and making wild inflammatory claims such as the assertion that Adolf Hitler was not anti-LGBTQ, despite the fact that Nazis imprisoned gay people. Recently, D’Souza has been peddling the long-debunked myth that billionaire philanthropist George Soros was a Nazi collaborator and was pictured in the White House last year hyping his book comparing Democrats to Nazis.
Hitler was NOT anti-gay. He refused to purge gay Brownshirts from Nazi ranks saying he had no problem as long as they were good fighters
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) October 6, 2017
In the past year alone, D’Souza suggested the violent alt-right “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was staged, claimed that a woman who accused former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of inappropriate sexual contact with her when she was underage was giving a “performance,” and said that civil-rights activist Rosa Parks was an “overrated Democrat.” He was also disinvited from CPAC this year for mocking survivors of the Parkland school shooting.
Right-wing media cheered Trump’s announcement this morning that he will be pardoning D’Souza.
European personality Peter Imanuelson warned: “Prepare for massive triggering.”
BREAKING: Trump has announced he is going to parton Dinseh D’Souza
Prepare for massive triggering.
— PeterSweden (@PeterSweden7) May 31, 2018
Mike Flynn Jr., the adult son of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who has also pled guilty to lying to federal investigators about his connections to Russian officials, rejoiced in the pardon and claimed that D’Souza was the victim of a “political hit job.”
The political hit job on @DineshDSouza was a disgrace. That’s what the Obama administration was good at. Targeting those they disagreed with and trying to silence them.
Man this sounds familiar.
— ??MFLYNNJR?? (@mflynnJR) May 31, 2018
Turning Point USA director of urban engagement Candace Owens, a far-right pundit in her own regard, rejoiced at D’Souza’s pardon.
This is AMAZING. Congratulations @DineshDSouza!! I’ve learned so much from you on this political journey. Your work is astounding, and what happened to you was downright terrible.
What an exciting day for you and your family (and your many fans).
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) May 31, 2018
CRTV host and hate group leader Gavin McInnes called the move “a giant ‘fuck you’ to Clinton corruption”:
— Gavin McInnes (@Gavin_McInnes) May 31, 2018
The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft wrote that D’Souza had been pardoned from “an obvious witch hunt.” Hoft writes:
In January, D’Souza said his FBI file, obtained by the House Intel Committee shows the FBI red-flagged him as a “critic of Obama” and subsequently allocated $100,000 to investigate a $20,000 case.
It was an obvious witch hunt.
Barack Hussein Obama was allegedly the most corrupt president in U.S. history. He weaponized every government agency from the IRS to the DOJ to the FBI.In January, D’Souza said his FBI file, obtained by the House Intel Committee shows the FBI red-flagged him as a “critic of Obama” and subsequently allocated $100,000 to investigate a $20,000 case.
Barack Hussein Obama was allegedly the most corrupt president in U.S. history. He weaponized every government agency from the IRS to the DOJ to the FBI.
Conspiracy theorist radio host Wayne Allyn Root says D’Souza’s pardon was proof of his prediction that “Trump would become greatest conservative president ever.”
I told everyone starting 3 years ago in June of 2015 that Trump would become greatest conservative president ever. Boy was I right!https://t.co/EpQeXmrm3G
— Wayne Allyn Root (@RealWayneRoot) May 31, 2018