If the Tweets are true, then Cleveland, Ohio is in for one hell of a week.
The Twitter account belonging to Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson was hacked Friday morning, June 10. The hacker sent out a series of tweets “uncharacteristic” of Mckesson, including an endorsement for Donald Trump, reported the Baltimore Sun.
Mckesson confirmed he is not supporting Trump. “No, I do not endorse Trump as the next President. He cannot be the President of the United States. He is racist & a bigot, unfit to lead,” McKesson tweeted.
Mckesson said, “There’s a long history of people trying to silence those committed to civil rights and justice work. A hacker attempted to silence me and with the support of Twitter and others in tech, I was able to regain access to my accounts quickly,” Mckesson told Baltimore Sun.
The hacker did more than just tweet out a few messages in Mckesson’s name, however. Allegedly, screenshots were captured and made public of messages between Mckesson and other BLM leaders. The conversations included discussion about how to cause so much chaos and disruption that both the Democrat and Republican conventions would be shut down, a declaration of martial law “so Obama can stay in office”, and an allegation that Attorney General Loretta Lynch was anxious for Black Lives Matter to double down on their efforts.
In one exchange between DeRay Mckesson and Johnetta Elize, Elize asks, “Have you spoken with Mrs. Lynch recently about the plan for the summer and fall leading up to the elections.”
DeRay Mckesson replies, “We spoke two weeks ago and they want us to start really pushing how racist Trump is now instead of waiting so the others can start getting the protesters ready to shut both conventions down.”
Another BLM leader, Samuel Sinyangwe, tells Mckesson they have over 2,000 protesters being bused in from different cities to the Cleveland convention, and confirmation of another 6,000 to 8,000 expected to drive. He says, “They will not be ready for the type of crowds we are bringing in, they will blame Trump for it, especially if we shut it down. The GOP will have to replace him at that point or we will continue the disruptions nationwide.”