Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) recently added a controversial member to her team: far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.
In preparation for his high-profile but reportedly unpaid internship, Yiannopoulos cleaned up his social media history. He deleted everything before April 19 on Telegram. Over the years, he has delivered some harsher attacks on those with whom he could say he should ally, including right-wing politicians and the media.
However, his post record still exists, as Telegram does not delete posts retweeted by other channels. Screenshots and quotes from his old posts also continue to circulate on Twitter.
He went after Rep. Madison Cawthorne (RN.C.), Jordan Peterson (“The Dumbest Man in the World”), Gateway Pundit, Daily Wire, and more. Not even former President Donald Trump was spared.
In October, he reacted cheerfully to the news that Trump’s social media platform had collapsed under troll attacks. “Okay. He should fail at everything,” he wrote.In July last year, he mentioned Trump called him a “useless fat coward.”
Trump is not the only politician Yiannopoulos has attacked.
At the end of 2020, he think“Every MP should be hanged for treason.”
A July 2021 post shows Yiannopoulos writing in the Telegraph article: “We’re taking a position … to destroy your country by asking you for money.”
In December, he accused Gateway Pundit of discrediting Joseph “Tim” Gionet, better known as Baked Alaska, with “full of false innuendos.”
In March, he posted a screenshot of a tweet referring to the government where he is now an intern, “They all hate you, and if you suffer a horrific death, they don’t care, as long as they get rich.”
Yiannopoulos, who describes himself as an “ex-gay”, has been particularly vicious towards LGBTQ people in recent months. His Telegram profile states that he is opening a clinic “providing conversion therapy in Florida for men struggling with same-sex attraction.” Experts generally agree that conversion therapy is extremely harmful and ineffective. It is banned in many states.
In January, he asked if there was “something more frustrating than log cabin Republicans.” The group he was referring to represents LGBTQ Republicans. In November, he argued that the “two main hobbies” of lesbian couples were “beating each other and murdering their adopted children”.
“Should gay men like Dave Rubin be allowed to adopt little boys?” Yiannopoulos wondered in March, after Rubin announced that he and his husband would conceive two children through surrogacy.
In other posts, Yiannopoulos used Racist and homophobic slurs, and other abuses against his (alleged ex) homosexual.
Neither Yiannopoulos nor Green responded to requests for comment on his earlier emailed post Wednesday afternoon.
While some posts predate his internship, others may not. When Yiannopoulos and Greene confirmed the news earlier this week, rumors of their collaboration had been circulating since late April, when he attended a news conference she hosted. However, the exact date he started working for her office has not been reported.
According to white nationalist Nick Fuentes, the two had been dating for several months before the news conference.
March 3, CBS reporter tweet Fuentes introduced Green’s video at his conference.
During the presentation, Fuentes said “a huge thank you to Milo Yiannopoulos for making this happen.”
Yiannopoulos is known for being evocative and offensive. Sometimes he’s sincere; sometimes he’s just trolling. It can be hard to tell the difference.
Those talents may make him a natural fit for his current internship, though how long he’ll stick around remains an open question.
As Yiannopoulos once said, “Politics is not a noble calling, nor a worthy profession.”
Disclosure: Milo Yiannopoulos is the founder of Kernel, a publication that Daily Dot acquired in 2014.
*First published: June 8, 2022 1:14pm CDT
Claire Goforth is a staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering everything from politics and technology, with a focus on the far right and conspiracy theories.