Cartoonist Ben Garrison has been disinvited from the White House Social Media Summit
Rumored guests include prominent conservative groups such as Turning Point USA, the Heritage Foundation, PragerU, and James O'Keefe of Project Veritas. The president has been outspoken in his criticism of social media for allegedly biased censorship that targets conservative voices.
Garrison confirmed that he was among the list of guests when he shared his invitation from the White House to Twitter on Friday saying, "Honored to be invited to the White House! Thank You Mr. President!"
OF COURSE, it doesn’t take much to see why the cartoon is considered anti-Semitic. It shows the Rothschilds – a Jewish family – controlling George Soros, another Jew, on puppet strings, who, in return, has David Petraeus and H.R. McMaster wearing military garb, attached to puppet strings. Jews controlling the strings of government is a decades old anti-Semitic meme.
BUT IT DID TAKE ALL DAY to get the White House to engage on this subject. At first, they responded to questions about Garrison by offering a boilerplate statement saying that President DONALD TRUMP “wants to engage directly” with people who have experienced social media bias. But they wouldn’t say if and why he was invited, punting on the guest list.
WE THEN started asking questions directly of people who have hailed Trump as a leader quashing anti-Semitism: Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt and members of Congress. Greenblatt, Kushner and his spokesman Avi Berkowitz did not respond. It was then that a senior administration official told us that Garrison would no longer be attending the event. Members of the House Republican leadership – Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise and Liz Cheney – denounced anti-Semitic imagery. (Hat tip to Yashar Ali a.k.a. @yashar, who pointed out Garrison’s attendance to his 400,000 Twitter followers.)
Kushner is the real President; Trump shills need to drink bleach