Laura Loomer has presented compelling evidence suggesting that Brian Griffin, Press Secretary for Ron DeSantis, is operating a fake Twitter account under the name @MaxNordau. This account has been used to attack supporters of former President Donald Trump and various media outlets, including National File.
Loomer took to Twitter to share a video that featured @MaxNordau speaking in a Twitterspace, alongside a video of Brian Griffin speaking. The voices in both videos were nearly identical, leading Loomer to question whether they were indeed the same person.
Moreover, Loomer highlighted that the tweets from the @MaxNordau account originated from the same location as Griffin’s Kombucha Company bar. She pointed out that the geographic location of Griffin’s company, Flower Crown Kombucha, is situated between the Hillsborough and Alafia Rivers in Florida. This information strengthens Loomer’s claim that Griffin is behind the @MaxNordau account, as the account claims to be located “in between two rivers.”
Griffin vehemently denied these allegations, stating that he does not operate a burner account. He asserted that he always defends Trump and is transparent about his beliefs, putting his name and face to everything he stands for. Griffin emphasized his support for DeSantis and encouraged conservatives to engage in policy debates, rather than resorting to deceptive tactics.
However, Griffin’s denial lacked any concrete evidence to refute Loomer’s claims about the @MaxNordau account. This omission leaves open the possibility that Griffin is indeed running the burner account, as suggested by Loomer.
The @MaxNordau account recently targeted National File with a tweet questioning the mental health of its reporters. Interestingly, while Griffin publicly identifies as “An advocate for Christ” in his online profiles, the @MaxNordau account describes itself as a “Muscular Jew” and takes inspiration from a 19th and 20th-century Jewish Zionist.
Notably, a journalist named Chris Nelson, who supports DeSantis, staunchly defended both Griffin and the @MaxNordau account. However, Nelson failed to provide any evidence disproving Loomer’s accusations. Rather than addressing the claims directly, Nelson resorted to insulting Loomer and anyone who agreed with her.
Curiously, Nelson previously obtained private photos of National File reporter Charles Downs’ family and shared edited versions of them on Twitter. This occurred after Downs covered a story about DeSantis raising money from a lobbyist associated with child mutilation in Washington, D.C. The fact that Nelson consistently attacks anyone critical of DeSantis or high-level members of his team raises further suspicion that Loomer’s allegations regarding Griffin’s burner account may be accurate.
It is worth noting that Nelson previously challenged the accuracy of a National File report on DeSantis signing legislation that allowed forced COVID-19 vaccinations in Florida. He called for a debate with the reporter, Frankie Stockes, but ultimately declined an offer to discuss the topic on a nationally-syndicated news show, as well as avoiding a Twitter debate.
In conclusion, Laura Loomer has presented evidence suggesting that Brian Griffin, Ron DeSantis’s Press Secretary, is operating a fake Twitter account under the name @MaxNordau. Loomer’s claims are supported by audio similarities between Griffin and @MaxNordau and the correlation between the account’s tweets and the location of Griffin’s business. Griffin denies these allegations but fails to provide any substantial evidence to disprove Loomer’s claims. Journalist Chris Nelson’s defensive actions and history of attacking DeSantis critics further fuel suspicion surrounding Griffin’s involvement in the burner account.