In another sign of just how untethered to reality the right wing has become, a Republican representative said on Thursday that the Charlottesville white supremacist march was just a “set up” by liberals to make Donald Trump look bad.
In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, GOP Congressman Dana Rohrabacher called the events in Charlottesville “all baloney.”
With a tin foil hat firmly planted on his head, the Republican claimed that Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters rounded up a bunch of Civil War re-enactors to pretend they cared about protecting Confederate statues.
“It was a setup for these dumb Civil War re-enactors,” Rohrabacher said. “It was left-wingers who were manipulating them in order to have this confrontation.”