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Trump conspiracy theorists are blaming antifa for the California wildfires

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He posed the question on Twitter.

Donald Trump-supporting radio host and online conspiracy theorist Bill Mitchell took a break from tweeting about voter fraud on Wednesday to take aim at Antifa, proposing that the movement may have started the devastating fires in California.

The two major fires, which have been raging for days, are some of the most destructive in the state’s history.

The blaze in Northern California, in Butte County, has destroyed 7,600 homes and ravaged 135,000 acres of land. The second, in Southern California, has scorched around 97,620 acres. The climbing statewide death toll is now at 50.

Mitchell is host at YourVoice America and a staunch defender of President Donald Trump. He regularly features former Trump campaign associates and conservative media personalities for interviews.

It’s on Mitchell’s Twitter account, however, that things always get a little interesting. It’s there that he has alleged that the domestic bombing campaign targeting Democrats was a false flag engineered by Democrats, and even pushed the “deep state” QAnon conspiracy.

As you’d expect, he has never been a fan of Antifa.

And views the group as a proxy to attack anyone left of the Republican Party, whether it is centrist liberals or progressive Democrats.

In this deluded world, even the deaths of dozens of Americans are fair game as fodder for baseless conspiracy theorizing and hyperpartisan cheap shots to merchants like Mitchell.

There is no proof Antifa was behind the fires, and authorities have made no mention of the organization when discussing the wildfires.

David Gilmour

David Gilmour

David Gilmour is a reporter who specializes in national politics, internet culture, and technology. He previously covered civil liberties, crime, and politics for Vice.