Today Donald Trump retweeted this:
— Jerry Travone 🇺🇸 (@JerryTravone) August 24, 2017
There’s little analysis one can do of why Trump retweeted this, because we already know why he did:
1. He’s a thin-skinned bully who only wants praise.
2. He’s a racist piece of shit.
But how about the guy who’s responsible for the tweet in the first place, Jerry Travone? Where’d this guy come from?
Looking at his YouTube channel, it appears that the majority of Travone’s videos involve wrestling or gaming. He has 4,897 subscribers as of this writing (let’s hope he doesn’t get more after this.) His YouTube “About Me” section also makes you wonder if he passed spelling as a child:
But apart from all this, could this New Jersey YouTuber actually be a nice person apart from that? We’ve heard so much about how some people who voted for Trump are actually good people, so could Travone be one too?
I'm a very happy man . My candidate won and the dems won't condemn my son to tax slavery . Now he won't be attacked for being white. https://t.co/bwmpkK1PvF
— Jerry Travone 🇺🇸 (@JerryTravone) June 25, 2017
All of those men waking in the woman's March are white knight pussies ! 40 year old virgins . All of them women need to go make a sandwich
— Jerry Travone 🇺🇸 (@JerryTravone) January 21, 2017
Some woman are fucking nuts! I swear I can't stand emotional woman. I'd rather get put through the table at SJW 10 times in place of madness
— Jerry Travone 🇺🇸 (@JerryTravone) April 14, 2015
If this President retweets you, the answer is, “No, of course not.”
Here’s the final proof of Travone’s racism: this video, of him in his far, going on a racist rant about Colin Kapernick. I could only watch a few minutes of it, but the juiciest part starts around 2:25. If you can make it through the whole thing, then you’re a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
This kind of crap would make Travone unemployable at any respectable business, and the way things will go for him after this, he will probably become a pariah in all but the MAGA-iest of the MAGA communities. I can even see “free speech advocates” taking him on as a martyr if he is exiled, much the way they’ve done with James Damore, author of the infamous “Google Memo.”
Besides, people like Travone are focusing on the wrong eclipse:
Here, I fixed it for you: The BEST Eclipse is yet to come!!! pic.twitter.com/EaJCsJ5yXe
— Edmund Hanlon (@EdmundHanlon) August 24, 2017
Jeremy Fassler is a writer and journalist living in Brooklyn, New York.