An online job posting for paid protestors at Trump’s inauguration gained national attention in the media. Naturally everyone was concerned that paid agitators would disrupt President-Elect Trump’s swearing in. As the story became more popular without being substantiated the story was dived into and the original poster revealed himself, it was a hoax.
There were in fact no actual paid protestors. The man doing it just wanted to prove a point.
Via WashingtonTimes: A man using the alias “Dominic Tullipso” said Tuesday on Fox News Channel — well, it was hard to figure out what he was trying to say, but it was also clear that he wasn’t running a business that involved spending thousands on hiring activists.
Tullipso told a skeptical Tucker Carlson: “It’s pretty darn easy these days to just say whatever the heck you want on national TV and have it pass off as truth […] I don’t know, it’s pretty incredible to me how easy it was to get the coverage we got.”
“Tullipso” who posted the fake job offering added “By the way, I’m not saying that anything of this a hoax and any of this isn’t true.”
Carlson’s reply was straightforward: “Well, I’m vetting you right now, and I’m saying you are not legitimate, you are lying. You have fooled other news organizations, you have not fooled us.”
The ads allegedly offered $2,500 per month to the protestors. As of yet, there are no reports of anyone being paid for such protest activity.
On a related note over 2,000 “Bikers For Trump” have received permits and plan to be in D.C. during the inauguration for the stated purpose of assisting law enforcement in the event of unrest from the many protestors who do plan to attend.
Comment below, do you think that “Tullipso” should face consequences for posting these job ads?