White supremacist tries to walk back made-up story about Nikolas Cruz, blames media

Sometimes when you’re a white supremacist, and the mainstream media keeps calling, you get confused. That appears to be what happened Thursday to Jordan Jereb, spokesman for Republic of Florida, a paramilitary group that claim to be “soldiers of the white race.”

Jereb spent a large part of Thursday talking to the mainstream media and confirming an Anti-Defamation League report that Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz was a member of ROF, had participated in training events, and had even carpooled with other members at some point.

Cruz’s alleged ties to ROF began when three photos from the groups training events started circulating on far-right forums like 4chan. In two of them, “Cruz” was decked in camouflage and had his face covered. The third was so blurry that it was impossible to tell whether Cruz was in the photo.

On Thursday, ABC News published a breaking news alert saying that the ADL had “information they believe to be credibly linking Nikolas Cruz, the Florida school shooting suspect, to a white supremacist group called Republic of Florida.”


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