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‘We defended a selfish clown for nothing’: Milo Yiannopoulos has meltdown on Parler after SCOTUS decision

'I am dedicating the rest of my life to the destruction of the Republican Party.'

Dec 12, 2020, 10:01 am*

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Eilish O'Sullivan

The Supreme Court on Friday threw out a Texas lawsuit that aimed to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, and some loyalists of President Donald Trump are handling the news better than others.

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Milo Yiannopoulos, for one, is having a meltdown on Parler. "BURN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TO THE FUCKING GROUND," he wrote on Friday after hearing the news.

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He then took aim at the three justices appointed by Trump to the Supreme Court—Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, and Neil Gorsuch—who voted to reject the Texas case. "Trump's SCOTUS appointments were pointless. We defended a selfish clown for nothing," he wrote.

The right-wing provocateur has been a staunch supporter of Trump, even calling the president the most gay-friendly president in history in an interview with the Associated Press in 2017. Yiannopoulos later revealed that he is broke, citing being de-platformed as the reason he can no longer "put food on the table.”

"I lost everything helping to put Trump in office. My life and career were completely destroyed. Was it worth it? No. I feel utterly betrayed. I will have vengeance," Yiannopoulos vowed on Parler Friday.

He then made a pledge to dedicate "the rest of my life to the destruction of the Republican Party."

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Screenshots of his posts are being widely shared on Twitter, with many mocking the current "mood" on Parler, which promises to be a free-speech haven and is popular among far-right figures who've been booted from other more mainstream platforms.

Yiannopoulos, who is originally from the U.K., is now calling for a "secession or war," with secession being "preferable." "The South must rise again," he wrote. And Yiannopoulos isn't the only one having a totally normal one on Parler. Other users are likewise calling for a "Texit" or Civil War.

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Meanwhile, conservatives on Reddit seem to be handling the news a bit better. "Well that's that then," one redditor wrote in a post that is now being highlighted on Twitter and compared to the reactions over on Parler.

"Well played dems. Let's hope joe does the best possible job for the next couple of years. Meanwhile - back to work," another Reddit response read.

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Disclosure: Milo Yiannopoulos was the founder of the Kernel, a publication the Daily Dot acquired in 2014.

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*First Published: Dec 12, 2020, 10:00 am