Earlier this week, a Trump-bashing Reddit user was misidentified by right-wing media figures such as Jim “Gateway Pundit” Hoft and Mike Cernovich as David Katz, the man who allegedly killed himself and two other people at a gaming tournament in Jacksonville.
However, Hoft and Cernovich’s conspiracy theories about the user — who goes by the name of “Ravenchamps” — blew up when he continued posting on Reddit despite the fact that he was supposed to be dead.
In fact, the user even set up a joking “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit with the title, “I’m apparently the Madden shooter, what’s up.”
Talking with NBC News, the man behind the “Ravenschamp” account says that he was shocked when he came home from his job earlier this week to discover that right-wing media sites were accusing him of not only being the Jacksonville shooter, but also being motivated by hatred for President Donald Trump.
Among other things, they cited his past comments on Reddit in which he referred to Trump supporters as “Trumptards,” even though the user actually spent most of his time on Reddit talking about football and video games.
“My takeaway on this is there are a lot of idiots on the internet who come to conclusions over no factual evidence,” the user told NBC News.
Trump ‘blew up’ Republicans’ Yovanovitch strategy with bone-headed tweet: Former GOP House Intel chair
Former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), who once served as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, shredded President Donald Trump for his widely panned decision to tweet out smears of former American ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
When asked by CNN's Jake Tapper on Friday what he made of the Yovanovitch hearing so far, Rogers didn't mince words about the president's behavior.
"I think the president blew up any Republican plan to treat the witness with respect when he tweeted out this morning," he said. "So I think that kind of screwed up their rhythm a little bit."
‘Everyone he touches gets tainted’: CNN panel astonished by number of criminally convicted Trump allies
A CNN panel on Friday stood in awe at the number of President Donald Trump's allies who have been convicted of crimes ever since his election in 2016.
During a panel discussion about Trump ally Roger Stone's conviction on seven criminal counts that included witness intimidation, perjury, and obstruction of justice, CNN host Anderson Cooper said it was astonishing how many of the people who helped the president get elected have wound up in jail.
"In your own life, how many people are you close to in your orbit who have been convicted of crimes?" Cooper asked and then listed off former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, and former personal attorney Michael Cohen.
Marie Yovanovitch made a ‘mockery’ of Trump’s dismissal of the ‘deep state’ with her testimony: CNN’s David Gregory
CNN contributor David Gregory used his time during a panel segment on the impeachment testimony of Marie Yovanovitch to hammer President Donald Trump for attacking the diplomat on Twitter as she spoke -- then said she had made a "mockery" of his [Trump's] dismissal of the "deep state."
According to Gregory, viewers might think he was naive to believe the president would not get personal and go after Yovanovitch, but that he was honestly stunned.