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Right-wing conspiracy theorists have been using the Florida school shooting to push a theory that the FBI is working to undermine Donald Trump.

Some have even gone a step further and are trying to disparage the victims.

The Gateway Pundit, for example, wrote a piece 'exposing' teenager David Hogg, one of the survivors of the Florida shooting that left 17 people dead.

Seventeen-year-old Hogg had appeared on CNN to urge Donald Trump take action.

He said:

Please, take action. Ideas are great. Ideas are wonderful and they help you get re-elected and everything, but what’s more important is actual action and pertinent action that results in saving thousands of children’s lives. Please, Take action.

It’s wrong that the president is blaming them [FBI]  for this.

He can’t put that off on them. He is in charge of them and these people, what they love to do is push this off on bureaucracy and say it’s not them,” he said. “He is in charge of the FBI … the executive branch is supposed to enforce laws and as such, President Trump is in charge of that and the FBI.

But the Gateway Pundit claimed the teen's media appearances were “heavily coached”, adding he was being used as a "pawn for anti-Trump rhetoric and anti-gun legislation”.

One student, in particular, David Hogg has been astonishingly articulate and highly skilled at propagating a new anti-Conservative/anti-Trump narrative behind the recent school shooting. Few have seen this type of rapid media play before, and when they have it has come from well-trained political operatives and MSM commentators.

Dragging a student who was recently a victim of a mass shooting which left 17 people in his school dead didn’t go down well with Hilary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea.

The blog recently ran with the headline 'Chelsea Clinton Denies Worshipping Satan After Wishing the Church of Satan Happy New Year'.

It didn't go down well for a lot of people, actually.

And people reported the blog for harassing a child.

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