OK, here’s the truth: At first we were going to do this post, and then we weren’t going to do it, because wading through all of the responses to this tweet was absolutely soul-crushing. This nation is utterly broken if the number of people who believe this guy’s theory can be extrapolated to the general population.

We get that CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times (after it was shamed into line) are all going full-blast with the news that President Trump is a white supremacist. Beto O’Rourke can’t shut up about it. And Saturday’s mass shooting in El Paso can be laid at Trump’s feet for inciting violence against people of color.

But in the absence of Alex Jones, NBC News has turned to its national security contributor to explain exactly why the president has ordered the American flag flown at half-staff until August 8. 8/8? And the eighth letter of the alphabet is H, which stands for Hitler. 88 = Heil Hitler.

It’s not like the Resistance to overplay their hand like this. Oh, wait, it’s exactly like them to overplay their hand like this. Again, this is MSNBC, where “real” journalists ply their trade, not those crazy bloggers Trump invited over.

Wow, the cover’s totally blown off.

Again, here’s where we’d embed some tweets of people who buy this theory, but the numbers are frightening. Even ordering flags flown at half-staff in honor of the mass shooting victims is a white supremacist act now.

And InfoWars was the one banned from all social media while this guy collects a paycheck from NBCUniversal for floating theories the 4chan guys would be embarrassed to use for a prank. And The Babylon Bee gets fact-checked and flagged as fake news?