- Trump quietly suggested that the attack on the FBI office was fake, reports Rolling Stone.
- Trump has said little publicly about Ricky Schiffer, who was killed while attempting to dissolve office.
There are also baseless claims on social media that Schiffer’s attack is a hoax.
Former President Donald Trump is suggesting to those around him that one of his supporters, who was shot while attempting to break into an FBI building, was actually part of a false flag campaign, Rolling Stone reported,
Trump has been publicly silent about the armed man who tried to enter an FBI office near Cincinnati, Ohio on August 11, leading to a standoff with the police in which he was killed.
Ricky Schiffer had been on the agency’s radar for months over his possible involvement in the Capital riots, The New York Times reported,
Posted in his name from a truth social account expressed anger at the agency After raiding Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida, and turning his attention to the attack on the FBI.
According to two unidentified people cited by Rolling Stone, Trump expressed concern about the man’s mental health, describing him as “crazy.”
He, too, sources said, is telling people close to him that Schiffer may actually be working to discredit Trump supporters, per Rolling Stone. Sources described this as the “false flag theory”.
The idea, for which there is no evidence, is reminiscent of the “false flag” claims of Trump’s most ardent online supporters.
After the news broke they spread to the farthest corners of the internet, As told by Insider’s Kieran Press-Reynolds and Katie Anthony, (There is no indication that Trump’s talks were influenced by this.)
Several posts on Patriots.win – a common gathering place for those who frequented the banned subreddit r/The_Donald – show the idea of Schiffer getting the idea soon after the attack.
According to an Insider report, similar claims were made on Twitter and Truth Social.
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