Supporting Donald Trump, Jack Kingston Tweets Infowars

Former Savannah congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Jack Kingston has become one of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s most vocal surrogates. He regularly appears on cable TV news shows in support of Trump’s candidacy, including Friday night, when he appeared on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, attempting to defend Trump’s remarks as locker room talk:

This morning, Kingston took to Twitter to defend Trump, citing a post from Alex Jones’s Infowars, a site known for spreading conspiracy theories and false news stories:

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The tweet lasted an hour before it was deleted, but long enough to draw negative reactions on Twitter:

Kingston was considered the establishment candidate in his Senate race with David Perdue, who was considered the outsider. During the GOP primary season, Kingston supported Ted Cruz. Now that he is out of congress, there have been rumors that Kingston might make a run for Georgia governor in 2018. One must wonder whether his support for Trump, who is the favorite to win the Peach State vote in November will help or hurt him.

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Bart
Bart

It is a factual re-tweet. I understand that infowars is mostly BS, but what PJ Watson posted is true. I just did a Google trends search for the past 7 days – https://www.google.com/trends/explore?date=now%207-d&q=wikileaks,trump%20allegations,trump%20accusers,trump%20victims,trump%20women – adding multiple search terms. Results match Kingston’s post.

bethebalance
bethebalance

yeah, i understand abiding by facts- but… 1) this “fact” is really just a necessarily biased, unscientific metric that reflects no real fact, not even the actual state of public opinion. so it is really more of a useless fact-oid; and 2) the source matters for credibility and optics. E.g. Kim Jung-Un is probably right about something now and again- bc even broken clocks can be- but why associate with him? when i saw mr. kingston defending the whole sexual assault bragging, he did it without losing complete respect, but did lose some. but this shows that he is sliding… Read more »

xdog
xdog

First, who’s paying for Kingston’s time and second, what happened to former most vocal surrogate David Perdue?

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

I don’t understand the end game for these Trump supporters. What do they hope to gain? Who would employ them? How could they ever expect to be taken as serious candidate ever again?

Supporting a sexual assaulter would seem to be the kiss of death for a public career.

Noway2016
Noway2016

“Supporting a sexual assaulter…” So, you aren’t going to support Hilly? Cause her husband actually assaulted scores of women, not just trash talked! For the life of me, I cannot imagine the mental pathology of you libs who’ve spent the last generation ethusiastically supporting a corrupt rapist and his even more corrupt spouse! Y’all are a psychiatrist’s wet dream.

bethebalance
bethebalance

i think there a few things to unpack here, and i’m engaging in this exercise for my understanding as much as anything, bc i think writing and dialogue may help. but to begin, i’m not sure the whole generational argument is relevant, and many young dems may not have even lived thru or remember bill clinton’s electoral and personal history. i am in my 40’s and remember them, but didn’t care so much back then, so that history did not have such an impact. plus, being younger, i had less maturity and seriousness abt women’s issues as well, so the… Read more »

David C
David C

20 years on the Hill, kept his head down doing hard work on Appropriations. Ran for Senate so there’d be an adult in the room. Even got along with Stephen Colbert (without coming off like a boob, a la Phil ‘what are the 10 commandments again?’ Gingrey) and was a good sport. It’s really quite sad what’s become of Jack Kingston since his loss. He’s gone from Ned Flanders to Dale Gribble.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Dayummm Jack, don’t shoot the other foot now or running in the future is going to be tough.

bethebalance
bethebalance

i’ve thought about this some more. i am now convinced that the Google search results have been rigged.
trump supporters are doing multiple searches. maybe bc they forgot they already had the website open on another tab.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

So has he lost sense, or is he doing it for a paycheck or future paycheck? I don’t think it will help him in seeking other elective office. What’s Jack going to do? Invite a loser clown to Georgia to campaign for him?

Noway2016
Noway2016

NC Repub Campaign office firebombed. Somebody must be awful damn skeered of Trump to send that kind of message. Wonder how many, umm, let me get this right, ok…I wonder how many thousands more Deplorable, Redneck and Catholic votes Donald just got!

Ellynn
Ellynn