Mayor No Longer Wants To Discuss How Much He Agrees With Alleged Jewish Center Shooter

Marionville, Mo. Mayor Dan Clevenger has nothing more to say about the white supremacist who allegedly killed three people at Jewish-affiliated facilities last weekend.

TPM reached Clevenger for comment on Wednesday afternoon while he was at Clevenger Engine Services, the repair shop he owns in Marionville, and he made it clear immediately that he didn’t want another interview.

“No, I’m all done doing interviews,” he said by phone. “You’ll have to find somebody else.”

Clevenger has already said plenty about Frazier Glenn Miller, who’s accused of going on a deadly rampage on Sunday in Overland Park, Kan. Miller lived near Marionville.

Clevenger told various outlets this week that while he doesn’t condone the deadly violence, he considered Miller to be a friend. In an interview with television station KSPR, Clevenger said that he “kind of agreed” with Miller and, indeed, seems to share the alleged gunman’s anti-Semitism.

He told KSPR that the country’s “false economy” is a byproduct of Jewish-run corporations and Jews who run the Federal Reserve. And in a letter to the editor sent nearly a decade ago to a local newspaper, Clevenger described himself as “a friend of Frazier Miller helping to spread his warnings.”

Clevenger also used the letter to decry “Jew-run medical industry” and the “Jew-run government backed banking industry.”

He employed similar, albeit confusing, language in an interview this week with Ozarks First.

“The industries that I talk about that are run by Jews, that ain’t nothing about what [Miller] understands because he don’t believe in any of that stuff,” Clevenger said. “But that’s probably, might have been what caused him to do that.”

But Clevenger was in no mood to discuss any of that on Wednesday after TPM asked if he would elaborate on his earlier comments and discuss what views he shares with Miller.

“I’m all done talking about that stuff. Thanks,” Clevenger said before hanging up the phone.



(Photo via Ozarks First)

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