Twitter war with Anthony Bourdain ends poorly for David Duke – he’s kicked off Twitter
The former KKK leader and Trump supporter had fought it out online with the celebrity chef this weekend, and also had been calling on prosecuting former President Obama over after Donald Trump had accused his predecessor of wiretapping Trump Tower phones
This weekend contained all sorts of weirdness thanks to the president reading Breitbart News. But beyond accusing former President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower, there was also a Twitter war between a former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and a celebrity chef.
You can’t tell me 2017 isn’t off to a rip roaring start.
The incident that led to David Duke being thrown off Twitter is a little hard to nail down exactly. Duke duked it out with Bourdain over the accusation that the chef and TV personality was advocating so-called “white genocide” – which is not a thing, of course.
Bourdain would have none of it:
As others pointed out, Bourdain could kick Duke’s ass – as the chef is not exactly a lightweight.
But Duke didn’t blame the Bourdain incident for him having his Twitter account suspended, instead he blamed the fact that he had “called on President Trump to prosecute Obama Administration officials over the many serious crimes committed during his presidency.”
Duke listed the crimes as “Torture, extraordinary rendition, shaking down corporations, supporting ISIS, mmeddling with overseas elections, bombing deserts instead of ISIS, IRS targeting of conservative groups and Hillary’s historic weapons shipment to Saudi Arabia at a time she knew the Saudis were supplying ISIS.”
Duke is also supporting the notion that everyone who worked in the Obama administration should be fired, a position backed by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) who said on Twitter “@RealDonaldTrump needs to purge Leftists from executive branch before disloyal, illegal & treasonist acts sink us.”
Milo Yiannopoulos, who at the time was the Breitbart Tech writer, was kicked off Twitter last summer for violating the company’s rule, specifically “prohibiting participating in or inciting targeted abuse of individuals.” Yiannopoulos more recently resigned from Breitbart after a video surfaced where the writer defended having sex with underage children.