A speaker was dropped from the 2020 Republican National Convention lineup on Tuesday just hours ahead of her scheduled appearance — after she boosted an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory on Twitter.
Mary Ann Mendoza was set to deliver remarks, in a pre-taped video, on the 2014 death of her son, an Arizona police officer, at the hands of a drunk driver who was in the country illegally.
Earlier Tuesday, Mendoza told her 40,000 Twitter followers to do themselves a “favor” and read a wild thread full of anti-Jewish hoaxes and references to QAnon conspiracies, according to The Daily Beast.
The thread Mendoza shared promoted the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” — a fabricated text popular in Nazi Germany — and claimed that its allegations about a Jewish plot to control the world were real.
It also included a slew of other hoaxes, such as that the Titanic had been sunk to protect the Federal Reserve and that every president between John F. Kennedy and Donald Trump was a “slave president” in the thrall of a global cabal.
Following outrage over the posting, Mendoza later tried to downplay having shared the tweets, writing that she had not read “every post within the thread.”
She apologized “for not paying attention to the intent of the whole message.”
“That does not reflect my feelings or personal thoughts whatsoever,” she added.
Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said in a statement to The Post that Mendoza had been pulled from Tuesday’s event.
“We have removed the scheduled video from the convention lineup and it will no longer run this week,” Murtaugh said.
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