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Parkland Survivor Slams Right-Wing Smears Calling Him A ‘Crisis Actor’

If you’ve been following the news of the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida then you know that the teenage survivors have stepped up in a big way to demand gun control from lawmakers. You probably also know that the teens are the victims of a smear campaign by radical GOP operatives “just asking questions” about whether or not these kids are actually a bunch of coached actors being paid by George Soros and Democrats as part of a “deep state” plot to grab everybody’s guns. Well, they seem pretty fed up with answering these thinly veiled attacks on their integrity.

After he pushed for gun control, the GOP smear machine set its sights on David Hogg, placing him at the center of their fever dreams about a “deep state” plot funded by George Soros.

Ahead of a CNN town hall on gun control, right-wing YouTube accounts have been posting conspiracy theory videos calling the Parkland teen a paid actor.

The conspiracy theories suggest that David is a deep state plant because his dad once worked for the FBI. Also that he’s CLEARLY an actor because he’s either very polished on TV or he’s stammering and can’t remember his “lines.” Take your pick!

David Hogg and his “deep state” dad Kevin talked to Anderson Cooper last night and used the opportunity to call out his attackers

David called the attacks against him “absolutely disturbing.” “I’m somebody that had to witness this and live through this,” he said, “It’s unbelievable to me that people are even saying this.”

He also called out one of his attackers by name: Donald Trump Jr., who liked two tweets spreading lies about the teen.

“The fact that Donald Trump Jr. liked that post is disgusting to me.”

Jim Hoft, who runs the Republican blog Gateway Pundit that frequently traffics in conspiracy theories, was one of the first conservative outlets to push the theory. While he was planning to speak at CPAC (on a panel about “social media censorship”), Hoft has been uninvited from the event.

David Clarke, on the other hand, seems to still be scheduled to speak despite tweeting this:

Regardless, David Hogg doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon.