No, Highland Park Suspect Wasn’t a Trump Supporter but Swalwell Train Wrecks Over It Anyway
As we previously reported, people on the left were all over some pictures of the Highland Park shooting suspect, Robert Crimo III, at a Trump rally dressed as Waldo and another picture in which he appears to be wearing a Trump flag. It seemed like he was mocking the Trump supporters.
It’s also possible the flag was a “Trump for Prison” flag. If you look at the part under his leg, that would be consistent.
Care to revise? pic.twitter.com/N9LCKwiaqL
— Samuel Oods (@samuel_hod) July 6, 2022
As we noted, his Twitter account follows and his likes were more on the left side of the aisle and his friends called him “apolitical.”
Now, one of his friends from the music scene is confirming that, indeed, he wasn’t a Trump supporter and that it was about pulling a goof on the rally.
“The pictures of him being at the Trump rally — I remember asking him about it because he was not a Trump supporter at all, and it threw me off,” Nodfather said. “I was like, ‘What the fuck are you doing there?’ And he was like, ‘Look at my shirt.’ He was wearing a Where’s Waldo shirt. So, he just wanted to fuck with people. He just wanted to be funny.”
Crimo seemed more like a disturbed larper, trying to troll people. He appeared to have had mental issues that were not adequately dealt with.
But that hasn’t stopped the left from pushing the claim that he was a Trump supporter, with the most prominent person being Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA). Virtually everything in the following tweet is wrong.
Robert E. Crimo III was a 22 yr old Trump supporter who was able to legally purchase deadly military-style weapons without background checks because that is what Pro-Killer Republicans in Congress have allowed him to do.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) July 5, 2022
Crimo was 21 (but we’ll give him that one since 22 was in the initial reports). No one has announced what gun was used, so “military-style” is something Swalwell is just pulling out of the weeds in his mind. Republicans aren’t “pro-killer” no matter how desperate Democrats are to push anything to prevent the red wave in November. Swalwell goes all-in on the Trump narrative, despite the evidence to the contrary. Plus, Illinois has background checks, so this is just a straight-up lie. Crimo got his rifle legally, despite alleged prior threats he made to his family because they didn’t prefer charges against him.
That Swalwell tweet was bad enough — spreading all kinds of lies. But then Swalwell completely wrecked himself over the issue when he posted a DM from someone asking him what was his evidence for claiming Crimo was a Trump supporter. Imagine a politician treating an American voter like this for simply questioning the propaganda that Swalwell wants to push. Imagine thinking this makes you look like you’re the sane one.
Warning for graphic language:
When you tweet out the #HighlandPark shooter wasn’t actually a Trump supporter and then try and slide into my DMs to see if I’ll agree with you…this is what you get. pic.twitter.com/37EBkYt0ze
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) July 6, 2022
How crazy is that? The question of whether or not he was a Trump supporter is one that certainly was open to question and it doesn’t make you supportive of the shooter to ask the question. But Swalwell doesn’t want any question of that narrative, that’s where Democrats are now: “You will not question what we say or we will curse you and say you are supporting a mass shooter.” That’s how extreme Democrats have become. Now the poor guy he falsely attacked is being attacked by Swalwell’s followers and had to post a statement saying that Swalwell was not telling the truth.
Here’s my statement. Pretty straight forward. It pains me that people are so easily influenced that I have to post this. pic.twitter.com/Cwn5kc0EYg
— Bradley Laborman (@BradmanTV) July 6, 2022
Most American would look at this and question whether it was appropriate for Swalwell to be in office when he treats an American voter like that.