|Thomas Lopez-Pierre, a whack job running for New York|
City Council, set up a fraudulent GoFundMe page
to raise money for his campaign
This idiot is running for New York City council. He doesn't have the slightest chance of winning, given he's running on a platform that calls for stopping "greedy Jewish landlord" from committing "ethnic cleansing" against blacks.
Told you Lopez-Pierre is a whack job.
This guy is a Democrat. To nobody's surprise, Jewish groups and others are working to get Lopez-Pierre kicked out of the party.
A GoFundMe page called "Stop Thomas Lopez-Pierre Hate Campaign" popped up. According to the New York Post said the GoFundMe page raised $5,781.
Here's the chutzpah part. Says the New York Post:
"But anyone who donated hoping to actually stop Lopez-Pierre is going to be sorely disappointed. - because the page was created by the candidate himself to scam money from his foes.
'I call it bait and switch,' Lopez-Pierre actually bragged to The Post."
Yes, he's right. It's bait and switch all right. I wonder if he can also be brought up on fraud charges
On his campaign page, the candidate says he's a Christian "saved by God's grace."
Asked by CBS New York whether "grace should keep you from lying in such a flagrant way," he responded, "I'm a sinner."
He's right on that count, too.
Lopez-Pierre said he's going to use the money he fraudulently raised via GoFundMe for marketing expenses in his campaign.
Maybe not so fast. GoFundMe says it's frozen the account while it investigates, so this dude might not ever get the money.
As if anyone is going to vote for him.
Lopez-Pierre is trying to win a primary election for a seat in upper Manhattan. An incumbent named Mark Levine, who happens to be Jewish, is extremely likely to win the seat.