Lucian Wintrich is out of a job that found him with unlikely White House press credentials after appearing on a podcast alongside a white supremacist, The Daily Beast reports.
While his departure from the right-wing blog Gateway Pundit may have been in the works for some time, the timing is raising an eyebrow or two.
A little backstory: In 2016, Wintrich launched “Twinks4Trump”, a photo project that featured pictures of skinny white gay men posing naked to show their support for the Republican billionaire who couldn’t care less about them.
In 2017, Wintrich was arrested after getting into a physical altercation with a student at the University of Connecticut.
The 29-year-old was giving a speech about why “it’s OK to be white” when he jumped off the stage to chase after a heckler.
After violently grabbing the young woman, he was detained and later released without charges being brought.
After that, Wintrich landed a gig with the alt-right blog Gateway Pundit, where he was given an official White House press pass, which he took full advantage of.
Last February, he was photographed gleefully making a white supremacist hand gesture in the White House briefing room.
Gateway Pundit announced Wintrich is no longer working for the site and it may or may not have to do with the recent appearance he made on a podcast alongside white supremacist Nicholas Fuentes.
During their chat, the guys discussed the “genetic difference between races” and claimed the U.S. was “specifically saying we want the sh*ttiest immigrants in the entire world to flood our country.”
“I’d like to wish Lucian Wintrich the best of luck and blessings on his next endeavor after leaving Gateway Pundit several weeks ago,” Gateway Pundit chief Jim Hoft tweeted.
It remains to be seen where he’ll lands next, though we wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up peddling vitamins on satelite radio alongside archnemesis Milo Yiannopoulos.
UPDATE: An earlier version of this post suggested a more definitive link between Wintrich’s podcast appearance and his departure from Gateway Pundit. It also stated his 2017 arrest resulted in being released on $1,000 bail. Wintrich wrote into Queerty to dispute these and other claims.
Below is his full response:
“-I am not “alt-right”, I have never claimed to be such and have repeatedly disavowed them.
-I was not stripped of my press credentials, I left DC in May for New York.
-I left Gateway Pundit in late May, months before that podcast appearance as my former employees Tweets and statements have attested to.
-The Twinks4Trump models were not all Trump supporters, they were simply models who found humor in the project
-I was never in jail, I was briefly detained and released an hour later without bail, all charges were dropped
-The female protestor who grabbed my speech was arrested a few weeks later and released after pledging 500 to the university.
-Even the ADL said the okay-gesture is not ‘white supremacist’”
Someone should remind this little racist creep that when his beloved far right-wingers take control of governments (Nazi Germany, Mussolini’s Italy, Franco’s Spain, Salazar’s Portugal, Putin’s Russia, increasingly Orban’s Hungary, etc.), things don’t turn out so well for gay people, no matter how white and crazily racist they are!
That’s the perplexing thing. Right now it’s enemy of my enemy is my friend with this douchebag homocon. Of coarse that’s just to your face. Different when your back is turned.
Oh and twinksfortrump had a real pedo vibe to it.
Serves the little “Jew for Hitler” right. Sick to death of those ignorant fools, especially younger LGBTQ kids, who think Republicans don’t want us in a permanent minority status or worse, dead. That goes for the ridiculous self centered greedy trust fund baby Log Cabin Republicans.
Kangol-roo, you are a fool. every young man struggles with his identity, hopefully this cat will find himself soon on the right side of peaceful loving kindness.
” every young man struggles with his identity, hopefully this cat will find himself soon on the right side of peaceful loving kindness.”
Odd comment from someone who clearly did not end up there themselves. Here’s a classic (and classless) example of your “peaceful loving kindness”:
“Someone should have slapped this fool too!”
To Lacuevaman, it’s not about “every young man struggles with his identity”. A struggle with your sexual identity has ZERO to do with being a racist. Either you ARE a racist or you ARE NOT a racist. There’s no gray area between. A racist doesn’t ask themselves whether they feel like being one just to test the waters.
Vince, I was thinking exactly the same thing. Just… waaaaaay to close to that pedophile line. Very… creepy.
So a Gay Republican for Trump troll appeared on the white supremacist podcast of Nicolás Jose Fuentes to discuss genetic differences between the races….the 19-year-old self-hating Mexican who was stupid enough to open & share his 23&Me DNA test results live on his Alt-Right show revealing that, like most Mexicans, Nick Fuentes is genetically of mestizo mixed race only 79% Euro with 21% indigenous Mexican/Aztec Native American DNA like the immigrants he rails against?
Oh, seems Lucian Wintrich is also Jewish & most of his relatives on his father’s side of his family were killed by Nazis…wow lots of self-loathing between a Gay Jewish Alt-Right troll (hey coincidence so is Milo Yiannopoulous) & a self-hating mixed race Mexican…talking about white genetic racial superiority…
Now remember boys and girls, it was WRONG, Un-AMERICAN and BAD when people were fired from their jobs during the 1950s Witch hunts for supporting the Communist party. But its okay to fire someone today because of their politics. Because, well, it’s just different now.
PS. That pic of Lucian on the bed is adorable.
Honey, the guy who fired him was also an alt-right bitch, just like this one.
@juanjo Your political beliefs are irrelevant to me.
the 1950″s???? fool you are so stuck!
You can always tell the anti-LGBT troll accounts because they always try to hide “Racism” and “bigotry” behind the words “Politics” or “Different opinion”.
@DCguy Go away troll, nobody likes you.
Uh, stating that the twink’s employer was also alt-right is a statement of fact. It has nothing whatsoever to do with Juanjo’s political beliefs. Are you so weak intellectually that you can’t understand that?
The bitch part was a value judgement obviously, but likely right on as regressives are overwhelmingly irritable snowflakes.
As for the comparison between the McCarthy hearings and the firing of an employee for going too far to the right for his employer, that is also rather weak. People lost their jobs in the 1950’s because the GOVERNMENT was succumbing to hysteria under the influence of regressives like Senator McCarthy, Roy Cohen and others and folks were accused with little evidence and blacklisted. Even J. Edgar Hoover quickly grew suspicious of McCarthy’s motives, methods and mental state. The twink firing is unrelated in any way. the modern equivalent would be how your idols are gearing up to eject LEGAL citizens from the country for accessing services that were available to them as legal green card holders (from the mind of the modern day McCarthy equivalent Stephen Miller).
Yes! All of this!!!
@dwes, read for points!!!
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never knew 29 year-old were considered twinks but he shouldn’t worry. i’m sure there’s a gay bar somewhere looking for a young-looking bar back.
Being a twink has nothing to do with age. It’s a physical type.
Shi**iest immigrants in the world? Like the Italians and Irish? No one wanted them here when they first came over. Major discrimination. (Considered racial at the time.) Poor. Unwanted. Having way too many kids. Now they’re an American institution. Why do people fail to understand that cultural acceptance will actually lead to overall better conditions?
A guy sets up a gay-oriented, pedo tinged site praising Trump and he ends up on a white-supremacist website? Anyone who is shocked, please raise their hands. No one? Yeah, me neither. Next!
So Nicholas FUENTES is a white supremacist, with that spanish middlename.
At least he is right on one thing, that gesture is an ok sign, white supremacist can appropiate of such common gesture
Oh, there’s a lot of these prominent alt-right white ethnostate advocates who are of direct mixed descent (meaning an immediate parent is not white) like Tara McCarthy, Braving Ruin, and this little weasel who blocked me when I called him garbage.
I hope Orangeturd’s Nazi goons show this “twink” the oven.
Notice how all of the anti-LGBT, Trump defending screenames come out in force to defend anything racist or bigoted?
I like you @dcguy
WHAT A LOSER.
It sounds like a parody group, kind of like the entire administration!
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