After Pardon for War Crimes, Fmr. Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher Becomes Extreme Right Social Media Influencer & Brand Name Spokesperson
Eddie Gallagher, the former Navy SEAL who was convicted in July of presenting for images with the dead body of a teenage ISIS fighter he had eliminated prior to receiving a questionable pardon from President Donald Trump, has actually just recently embarked on a new profession course as a social networks influencer and spokesperson.
The New York Times on Wednesday stated Gallagher is currently “modeling his own way of life clothes brand name, backing nutrition supplements and placing himself as a conservative influencer with close ties to the male who helped clear him– President Trump.”
The retired Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher has a his brand-new apparel line called Salty Frog Equipment, which is a described as a “seaside lifestyle brand with an edge” https://t.co/lSKOzRtQlX
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) January 1, 2020
Gallagher, who in 2015 was charged with several war criminal activities, consisting of shooting unarmed civilians and killing a detainee of war, became a family name after President Trump publicly intervened in the case, consistently voicing strong assistance for Gallagher’s acquittal. Gallagher was ultimately cleared on many of the grisly charges, only being convicted of “brining reject to the militaries” leading to a demotion which was also reversed by Trump.
In the weeks because his retirement, Gallagher has ended up being a powerful ally for the President, emerging at several high level conservative events and signing up with Trump at Mar-a-Lago, his private resort in South Florida. Trump has actually also required to calling Gallagher “one of the supreme fighters.”
President @realDonaldTrump says he has to protect his war fighters when asked, “what was your thinking about the Navy Secretary?”
Trump says he will not let them take away Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s pin, praising him as “among the supreme fighters.”https://t.co/82ODoJZXbg pic.twitter.com/XlIBI0QibZ
— KUSI News (@KUSINews) November 25, 2019
“Trump is a master of casting, and Gallagher is a best fit,” Paul Rieckhoff, the founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, informed the Times.
“He’s handsome, he’s heroic, he’s got a beautiful wife. He’s a Rambo variation of the very same story Trump has actually been telling over and over: The deep state is attempting to screw you, the media is bad, and the rich individuals do not understand you. But I’ll stick up for you.”
And Gallagher in turn has actually cashed in on his brand-new national profile to become the most recent conservative influencer, pushing different comsumer products to his 50,000 Instagram fans and started his own line of apparel called Salty Frog Gear.
Gallagher likewise created an online store where he and his other half offer t-shirts buffooning the Navy SEALs who affirmed that Gallagher was “freaking evil” and a “psychopath,” calling them “mean ladies.”
The Times connected to Gallagher and his lawyer Timothy Parlatore for talk about Wednesday’s report. In an e-mail decreasing the request, Parlatore stated Gallagher would only react to inquiries from “legitimate journalists.”
“Chief Gallagher mores than happy to respond to questions by genuine journalists aiming to release accurate pieces, but has no time for propagandists who put out purposefully incorrect declarations masquerading as fact,” Parlatore composed to the Times. [image via Law&& Criminal Activity Network]
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