Paul Nehlen tweeted screen-grabs of a Twitter account professing itself to be run by the Mossad, with the message “I notice things @FBI.” Something he didn’t notice: The account is a parody.
Nehlen, a Wisconsin businessman running to unseat House Majority Leader Paul Ryan, has consistently made anti-Semitic statements and referenced anti-Semitic books and other content on his Twitter feed. His behavior earned him a rare rebuke from Breitbart, which distanced itself from his campaign.
On Thursday, Nehlen tweeted about the Twitter account @MossadIL, which has the Mossad’s logo as its profile picture.
*Typo corrected* Just want everyone to get a look at some of the tweets being sent to the Israeli Mossad @TheMossadIL by American citizens. I notice things @FBI I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.- Nathan Hale#GZF #AmericaFirst pic.twitter.com/9zyGb2gQTA— Paul Nehlen (@pnehlen) December 29, 2017
The tweet was immediately picked up by Jake Tapper,, who responded simply, “That’s not a legitimate Mossad Twitter account.”
The @MossadIL account is an apparently pro-Israel satire account. They recently tweeted about some of the conspiracy theories that have implicated the Mossad this year.
Our best achievements of 2017:- Loving Beirut for some reason.- Making the frogs gay for some reason.- Screwing around with Linda Sarsour’s iPhone for some reason.- The fidget spinner for some reason- Taking down Julian Assange’s Twitter, he knows why.— The Mossad (@TheMossadIL) December 28, 2017
Nehlen often retweets prominent conspiracy theorists like Jack Posobiec and Mike Cernovich. He recently tweeted that he was reading a book by Kevin MacDonald, known as the “neo-Nazi movement’s favorite academic.”
This story "Paul Nehlen Tweets About Fake Mossad Twitter Account" was written by Ari Feldman.