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Published On: Wed, Oct 26th, 2016

Pro-Trump Breitbart partnered with Occupy Wall Street, leftist Aaron Black to attack Marco Rubio

According to a report from Politico, the pro-Donald Trump website Breitbart collaborated with Occupy Wall Street activist with Hillary Clinton in order to attack Republicans during the primary battle.

Aaron Black, an associate with Democracy Partners, surfaced in a new James O’Keefe‘s Project Veritas video revealing Black dressing like a robot to follow Marco Rubio around, disrupting and causing violence at rallies. Breitbart wrote about the story, but they never named Black. According to sources familiar with the situation, the reason is because Breitbart and Black had something of a working relationship during the primaries.

“He worked directly with Breitbart’s political team on the ground in the primary states to sabotage Marco Rubio & Ted Cruz, and elect Trump as nominee of [the Republican] party,” the source told POLITICO. “[Black] was coordinating with [Breitbart’s] top staff to rabble rouse against Rubio at rallies.”

Breitbart chairman Stephen Bannon was appointed Trump’s campaign CEO in August. Bannon subsequently took a leave from his role at Breitbart.

Rubio at the 2015 Defending the American Dream Summitt in Ohio photo/ Gage Skidmore

Rubio at the 2015 Defending the American Dream Summitt in Ohio photo/ Gage Skidmore

In August, Yahoo News reported that Breitbart Washington editor Matthew Boyle had tried to get a progressive activist to send around a letter attacking a former Breitbart reporter — Michelle Fields — who quit the site after a confrontation with former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

“Aaron Black reached out to Breitbart and then we covered this and multiple other stories on our website and on our radio show on Sirius XM Patriot Channel 125,” Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow told POLITICO in a statement. “Breitbart News Network is proud to work with sources from across the political spectrum to cover important and breaking news stories so that we may bring the most informative reporting to our readers. This type of reporting proves why Breitbart continues to have amazing growth with over 200 million monthly page views and 36 million monthly unique visitors. In addition, this month we launched an online store and radio show with Major League Superstar Curt Schilling.”

In a piece posted on Monday night, Breitbart denied that they coordinated with Black, saying that Black only told Breitbart News about planned events and that it was in fact a Jeb Bush staffer who tipped the site off about the Robot Rubio stunts.

“At no time did Breitbart News reporters or editors, including myself, tell or suggest to Black what to do—he was going to do what he was going to do—we just covered the news,” Washington Editor Matthew Boyle wrote.

Democracy Partners also denied that Black worked directly with the Breitbart team.

“Some Democracy Partners staff worked with groups that gave voice to the majority of Americans left out of the extreme conservative agenda of the Republican Party Presidential Primaries,” the group said in a statement.

Black, Democracy Partners said, “disseminated information about the whereabouts of demonstrations and rapid response events to media outlets.”

“The coalition demonstrated against all 17 of the Republican candidates,” the statement continued. “We engaged the media from across the political spectrum. When we organized events aimed at a Trump opponent, Breitbart was more than happy to spread the word. When we organized events against Mr. Trump, Breitbart amplified the Trump Foundation-funded con artist James O’Keefe, who attacked our firm and coalition.”

photo/ Lisette Brodey via pixabay

photo/ Lisette Brodey via pixabay

 

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