Update: The tweet revealing the influence of David Hogg’s liberal mother has been deleted in an apparent attempt to cover her tracks.
A Sunday night Twitter post by David Hogg casts doubt that his Twitter account is actively managed by the student, and instead creates speculation that his liberal activist mother runs the page. The post tags Facebook, requesting they remove a fake account in his name, but the account that is shown logged in on Facebook in the top right corner is of his mother, Rebecca Boldrick.
The Tweet has been deleted, but Big League Politics has an exclusive screenshot of the Tweet.
Big League Politics broke the story showing that Hogg’s mother was a CNN VIP and vocal anti-Trump activist. Now it appears likely that Hogg’s mother has a much larger influence over the actions of the gun control activist’s public presence.
This also opens up the question of whether or not Boldrick is simply using her son’s newfound fame to promote her liberal agenda. The Twitter account, that now has over 400,000 followers has posted many non gun-related political Tweets in the past weeks.
During the union-led school strikes in West Virginia, Hogg posted a Tweet in support of the walkouts, which seemed odd for a High School Senior in Florida to have much of an opinion of.
Yeah West Virginia! https://t.co/5jlInd5jtp
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) February 26, 2018
Hogg also went after President Donald Trump, appearing to originate the #DishonestDonald hashtag. Also an interesting point about this Tweet; why does Hogg state “our kids” instead of something along the lines of “us kids.”
So #dishonestdonald How many times have you used tax payer dollars to go to play golf while our kids keep dying?
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 3, 2018
Hogg also took a partisan hit at FedEx chairman Fred Smith, during a campaign designed to convince them to cancel certain discounts they have in place for NRA members.
FedEx chairman is Fred Smith. Apparently he's a huge republican donor. #BoycottFedEx
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) February 24, 2018
In this Tweet Hogg went after Florida’s Republican Governor, Rick Scott, and alluded towards his support for Democrat Senator Bill Nelson, who may face Scott during his re-election.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) February 23, 2018
Hogg also re-Tweeted this video of a protester stating that Steve Mnuchin is engaging in “the politics of fascism.”
Please don't spread this video of a student being dragged away by cops as she accuses Steven Mnuchin of engaging in "the politics of fascism." Mnuchin asked UCLA not to post it. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/AynOpaoyKm
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) March 1, 2018
These Tweets, along with the Tweet showing Rebecca Boldrick’s Facebook profile in the corner opens questions about whether Hogg actually runs his own Twitter account, or if his mother is using if for her partisan political agenda.