RNC co-chair Lara Trump invites conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec on her podcast to push election denial

Posobiec, who has been linked to far-right figures including neo-Nazis, discusses walking among the cherry blossoms in Washington while declaring that Biden didn't win in 2020

Lara Trump, co-chair of the Republican National Committee, invited neo-Nazi collaborator and conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec onto her podcast to push election denial. 

Posobiec is a prolific far-right troll with a history of promoting Russian intelligence operations, working with far-right figures and groups including neo-Nazis, and pushing disinformation — including the Pizzagate and Seth Rich conspiracy theories.

During the May 23 edition of Trump’s Right View podcast, Trump asked Posobiec to put his conspiratorial hat on. 

“How are you feeling about the upcoming election? Anything you’re looking out for or anything that maybe makes you think, I don’t know, maybe put a little tinfoil hat on?” Trump asked Posobiec. 

Soon after Trump’s comment, Posobeic insinuated that election fraud had occurred in Philadelphia.  

“It’s funny how the vote results out of Philadelphia don’t always quite match up what the polls say. I can’t imagine why that would be,” Posobiec said. “It's a strange phenomenon that seems to be going on for the last 50 years or so.”

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Citation From the May 23, 2024, edition of The Right View with Lara Trump, streamed on YouTube

Later, Posobiec said he likes to spread election denial in public. 

“My wife doesn't like when I do this sometimes, but we’ll be in public, especially in the D.C. area — I think we did it at the cherry blossoms this year — and I walked out and I said, ‘Joe Biden didn’t win the election,’” Posobiec said. “People just lose it. They lose their minds.”

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Citation From the May 23, 2024, edition of The Right View with Lara Trumpstreamed on YouTube

Posobiec’s connections to far-right figures and history of pushing conspiracy theories and Russian-backed operations are extensive:

  • According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Posobiec has “collaborated with white nationalists, antigovernment extremists, members of the Proud Boys, and neo-Nazis in his capacity as an operative.” [Southern Poverty Law Center, accessed 5/29/24]

  • In 2022, Posobiec repeatedly shared pro-Russia content on Telegram and X (formerly Twitter). [Media Matters, 4/15/22]

  • In 2016, Posobiec repeatedly pushed the debunked Pizzagate and Seth Rich conspiracy theories. [Southern Poverty Law Center, accessed 5/29/24; Daily Beast, 8/17/17]

  • In 2017, Posobiec used his X account to further #MacronLeaks, a Russian intelligence-backed operation to influence the French elections through the dissemination of hacked material. [Southern Poverty Law Center, accessed 5/29/24]

  • In 2021, Posobiec repeatedly linked to a Russian intelligence-backed website on X. [Southern Poverty Law Center, 4/28/21]

  • Posobiec has used X “to target Jewish journalists with antisemitic hate.” [Southern Poverty Law Center, 7/8/20]

  • Posobiec was part of the election denial “Stop the Steal” movement that led to the insurrection on January 6, 2021. [Just Security, 2/10/21]