Former President Donald Trump is getting blasted from each side of the aisle for palling round with conservative provocateur Laura Loomer at his golf membership over the weekend.
Loomer posted a video and a handful of pictures of herself and Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, at his golf membership in Bedminster, New Jersey, throughout the LIV golf match.
“In the present day was the very best day of my life,” Loomer posted on X, previously often called Twitter, Sunday. “I obtained to spend the complete day with the best President our nation has ever had: DONALD J TRUMP!”
“President Trump invited me to take a seat with him inside his non-public field at #Bedminster to look at the #LivGolf match,” she wrote.
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In a video that has racked up over 1,000,000 views, Trump instructed Loomer he appreciated how opinionated she was.
“It is nice to have you ever, and you have been actually very particular,” Trump stated. “You’re employed onerous, and you’re a very opinionated girl. I’ve to let you know that, and in my view, I like that. And I admire your entire help, and everyone appreciates your help. Thanks.”
“Thanks a lot for inviting me to take a seat with you in the present day,” Loomer responded. “You are the very best. I really like you.”
Loomer wrote that Trump thanked her for her frequent criticism of GOP challenger Gov. Ron DeSantis.
“I had a daily ticket for the #LivGolf match in the present day, and he noticed me when he was moving into his golf cart,” she posted. “He obtained out of his golf cart and instructed me to return to his field, and he walked over to me to take an image with me, telling me how grateful he was for all of my work exposing @RonDeSantisDeSanctus.”
Loomer instructed Fox Information Digital throughout a cellphone interview Monday that the president instantly acknowledged her at his membership Sunday.
“Yeah, he acknowledged me,” she stated. “He is aware of who I’m.”
“He acknowledged me, after which he instructed his staffer that was standing proper subsequent to the golf cart to be sure that I had an all-access go and that I used to be escorted to his non-public suite,” she stated.
Loomer stated she doesn’t work for the Trump marketing campaign, however she needs to, and she or he was briefly employed earlier this yr.
Loomer stated she met with Trump in March and had been employed by the marketing campaign. That fell by way of, nonetheless, following backlash from some high aides and Trump ally Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., who known as Loomer “mentally unstable and a documented liar.”
The Trump marketing campaign didn’t reply to a request for remark Monday.
Requested if she was being tapped as Trump’s future press secretary, Loomer wrote Monday, “Can’t touch upon that! However we talked about a variety of completely different matters & he was very gracious. And the necessary factor is he is aware of I’m 100% on board to assist him & he acknowledges the impression my investigative journalism is having.”
Loomer instructed Fox Information Digital that she would contemplate it “an honor to work for President Trump sometime. However I stated that I can not touch upon it as a result of, you understand, I am not going to disclose all of my non-public conversations with President Trump.”
It’s not clear if Trump spent extra time with Loomer than with Iowa voters over the weekend, however the former president spent solely 85 minutes on the Iowa State Honest on Saturday, in accordance with NBC Information, whereas his GOP rivals sat down for interviews with Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds.
Trump has made a number of journeys to the state on the marketing campaign path, nonetheless, together with final month when he attended the Iowa GOP’s Lincoln Dinner.
Loomer instructed Fox Information Digital that any criticism about Trump spending extra time along with her than Iowans is only a “sleazy tactic” to assault the previous president.
“He flew the complete Florida delegation to Iowa, OK?” Loomer argued. “And he campaigned with them, and he was the preferred attraction in Iowa.”
Loomer stated that if she may she would wish to be Trump’s press secretary as a result of he “wants anyone who is aware of easy methods to take care of the pretend information media and anyone who really by no means backs down, and that is me.”
Loomer has repeatedly made headlines for attention-grabbing stunts comparable to handcuffing herself to the Twitter headquarters in New York after being banned from the platform in 2018 for her feedback about Muslims.
Loomer, who calls herself a “Feisty Jewess” in her X bio, repeatedly defended Holocaust denier and antisemite Nick Fuentes earlier this yr, saying they’ve “turn out to be nice mates over these final 5 years” and that they’ve “fashioned a bond over being Deplatformed and having our civil rights violated by the FBI & Huge Tech.”
Trump confronted backlash final yr after internet hosting a dinner with Fuentes and rapper Kanye West at Mar-a-Lago.
In 2017, Loomer was banned by Uber and Lyft for tweeting about not having the ability to discover a “non-Islamic” driver and declaring herself a “#ProudIslamophobe.” She described herself as “pro-white nationalism” throughout a podcast the identical yr.
Loomer, who’s Jewish, instructed Fox Information Digital on Monday that she doesn’t dislike Muslim folks and that she is “not a White supremacist.”
“As a result of I am Jewish, proper? How can I be a White supremacist like what the media’s calling me in the present day?” she stated.
Loomer has additionally been banned from Fb, Instagram, PayPal and Uber Eats for her previous controversial statements.
In 2017, she wrote, “Good. Here is to 2,000 extra,” after 2,000 migrants reportedly died attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea.
In 2019, Loomer was banned from the Conservative Political Motion Convention (CPAC) for apparently harassing reporters.
That very same yr, she made a video attacking Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and declared, “Muslims mustn’t even be allowed to hunt positions of political workplace on this nation.”
In 2018, Loomer claimed the college shootings in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, have been hoaxes.
In Might of this yr, Loomer was broadly criticized for accusing the DeSantis marketing campaign of exaggerating Florida first girl Casey DeSantis’ battle with most cancers.
“They’re welcome to launch the medical information although to indicate that they aren’t exaggerating,” Loomer wrote. “Particularly since they wish to use her as a marketing campaign surrogate and most cancers as a approach to attraction to voters.”
Loomer ran for Florida’s eleventh Congressional District seat in 2022 however misplaced within the Republican main. She additionally misplaced in 2020, after she earned the Republican nomination for Florida’s twenty first Congressional District, to incumbent Rep. Lois Frankel, a Democrat, by a large margin.
Loomer made headlines in Might after she elevated the anti-DeSantis “Blacks for Trump” founder, Maurice Symonette, who’s a loyal follower of the late cult chief Hulon Mitchell Jr.
“I’m right here to destroy DeSantis, as a result of he’s a bastard from Hell,” Symonette stated in a video posted by Loomer. “What I will do is just be sure you do not win, and that everyone is aware of that you are a RINO Republican racist.”
Symonette made his feedback alongside a number of different males carrying “Blacks for Trump” shirts that additionally marketed Symonette’s nonprofit group, BOSS Group Ministries, which follows the teachings of Hulon Mitchell Jr., founding father of the murderous “Nation of Yahweh” cult, a sect of the Black Hebrew Israelites motion that disbanded after Mitchell landed behind bars.
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In 2019, Symonette, who publicly goes by Michael the Black Man, instructed native media that Mitchell had been instructing his devotees to help Trump way back to 1984.
“Yahweh Ben Yahweh instructed us in 1984 that Trump was Cyrus,” Symonette instructed Native 10 Information, referring to the traditional Persian king. “He stated someday he’s going to run for president.”