After Trump made his announcement that he would be holding a MAGA rally in Tulsa, the following “advertisement” calling for “MINORITY actors” to “hold signs at event in Tulsa” briefly appeared on Craigslist.
It was eventually deleted, but not before making the rounds on social media, and getting its own Snopes entry:
I have a pretty solid BS meter, and I’d guesstimate there’s a 95% chance the ad was a hoax or prank created by some angry copy, a Trump campaign staffer, or just some other mischievous white nationalist looking to either sow doubt, or reinforce the beliefs, of easy-to-dupe tools that Black Lives Matter is a legitimate movement. The dead giveaway is the “this may be applied towards community service if necessary,” implying that the MINORITY actors have probably been convicted of a committed a crime, and therefore need to perform community service. Hardee-har.
Despite the fact that the ad defies common sense and is probably a hoax and / or plant created by people who likely have bad intentions, some rubes who drink the red MAGA Kool-Aid bought it hook, line and sinker.
Naturally, one of those rubes is notorious Oklahoma State Rep. Kevin McDugle. He went to social media and used the fake Craigslist ad as an excuse to, I think, imply that Black Live Matter isn’t an authentic protest movement driven by masses who are sick of systemic racism and police brutality against blacks and other people of color.
Here’s his tweet: