Friday, March 2, 2018

Trump Supporters Dating Site used Registered Citizen as Face of the Website


I have to admit I'm on the fence with this one. It is no secret I'm very anti-Trump, and anything that makes Trump look like Jenna Maroney from 30 Rock is great with me, but at the same time, I'm pro-second chances for registrants. Either way, the whole flap over this story is Shiitake-worthy.

Morons Are Governing America.

https://www.thewrap.com/trump-dating-pulls-child-sex-offender-as-featured-image/

Trump Dating Site Pulls Photo of Convicted Child Sex Offender From Home Page
*****  filmed himself having sex with a teenager in the ’90s

Sean Burch | Last Updated: February 20, 2018 @ 8:02 AM

Trump.dating — the new dating site courting “Make America Great Again” supporters — couldn’t have picked a worse model for its featured image.

On the site’s splash page, users are greeted by the smiling face of **** , who it turns out is a convicted sex offender, as several local news outlets reported. **** was convicted in 1995 for filming himself having sex with a 15-year-old girl while he was in his mid-2os. His conviction is listed on public records.

***'s picture, along with his wife Jodi’s, have since been removed from Trump.dating’s welcome page. The conservative-friendly site — which caused an uproar on Monday for only allowing straight men or women to sign up for the service– didn’t immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

https://www.thecut.com/2018/02/a-convicted-sex-criminal-was-the-face-of-a-trump-dating-site.html

LOVE IN THE TIME OF TRUMP
FEBRUARY 20, 2018
11:18 AM
A Convicted Sex Criminal Was the Face of a Trump Dating Site
By
Madeleine Aggeler

As we’ve seen, dating can be hard for Trump voters. To even the playing field, some MAGA fans created Trump.dating, a safe space for those who hate safe spaces. The website has been off to a rough start, however, facing criticism for only making itself available to straight men and women, allowing people to sign up as “happily married” or “unhappily married,” and for featuring a picture of B** R***, a convicted sex offender, on its home page.

According to North Carolina’s WRAL news, in 1995, *** was convicted for taking indecent liberties with a minor after he taped himself having sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 25.

*** and his wife, Jodi, are active in North Carolina conservative politics, and for a time, the Trump.dating home page featured a picture of the couple smiling in matching Trump baseball caps. (The picture has since been changed.)

It is unclear who created the website, and what role the *** play, if any. Barrett Riddleberger would not agree to answer questions about the site, but did tell WRAL, “I’ve already paid my debt for something I did 25 years ago.”

On its (now ***-less) home page, Trump.dating says it is
“wrecking the dating game and giving like-minded Americans a chance to meet without the awkwardness that comes with the first conversation about politics.” It also includes helpful dating tips for users’s profiles like “Play a little hard to get but with a fun flare,” and “People who feel good about themselves make others feel good too.”

The Cut has reached out to Trump.dating for a comment on ***, and will update when we hear back.

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