Nicholas Sandmann asks Elon Musk to release 'hidden' Twitter files on death threats against him

A former high school student who found himself at the center of controversy after he kept smiling while standing face-to-face with a Native American man while wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat wants Twitter CEO Elon Musk to release files related to death threats that were made against him. 

In a tweet on Sunday, Nicholas Sandmann, now 20, questioned whether there were any ‘hidden Twitter files’ on the death threats he received following the incident in 2019. 

‘As I’m watching this all play out, I’m wondering if @elonmusk has any hidden twitter files relating to what went on here,’ Sandmann said on Twitter Sunday. ‘Let’s be clear: under the watch of @vijaya they allowed these illegal threats when I was 16 years old.’

Sandmann included screenshots in the tweet of verified Twitter accounts calling on people to burn down his high school and throw ‘MAGA kids’ into a wood chipper.

The post comes after Musk released ‘Twitter Files,’ which is a collection of messages between Twitter employees about the platform’s suppression of the infamous New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop that was published in October 2020.

Nicholas Sandmann, who was at the center of controversy for smirking as he stood face-to-face with a Native American man while wearing a 'Make America Great Again' hat, wants Twitter CEO Elon Musk to release files related to death threats that were made against him

Nicholas Sandmann, who was at the center of controversy for smirking as he stood face-to-face with a Native American man while wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat, wants Twitter CEO Elon Musk to release files related to death threats that were made against him

In a tweet, Sandmann questioned whether there were any 'hidden' Twitter files on the death threats he received following the incident in 2019

In a tweet, Sandmann questioned whether there were any ‘hidden’ Twitter files on the death threats he received following the incident in 2019

The Musk-dubbed ‘Twitter files’ show Twitter employees going back and forth trying to justify their censorship of the Hunter Biden story under the site’s hacked materials rules. 

It appears that many top officials at the platform were hesitant about whether Hunter Biden’s laptop was accessed through unscrupulous means.

As the story spread throughout the weekend, former Covington high school student Sandmann wanted in on the action. 

Sandmann said he received death threats after media outlets portrayed the incident at the March For Life in 2019 between him and Native American activist Nathan Phillips as a group of White teenagers harassing an older Native American.

The incident was met with fury online as he was bombarded with death threats. In his tweet on Sunday, he shared screenshots of posts showing the threats and asked Musk about any hidden Twitter files related to the posts. 

A few days earlier, Musk had said that there will be more releases of Twitter files.

‘You know Twitter is being fair when extremists on far right and far left are simultaneously upset,’ Musk said on Friday. ‘Twitter aims to serve center 80% of people, who wish to learn, laugh & engage in reasoned debate.’

The Musk-dubbed 'Twitter files' show Twitter employees going back and forth trying to justify their censorship of the Hunter Biden story under the site's hacked materials rules

The Musk-dubbed ‘Twitter files’ show Twitter employees going back and forth trying to justify their censorship of the Hunter Biden story under the site’s hacked materials rules

Sandmann included screenshots in the tweet of verified Twitter accounts calling on people to burn down his high school and throw 'MAGA kids' into a wood chipper

Sandmann included screenshots in the tweet of verified Twitter accounts calling on people to burn down his high school and throw ‘MAGA kids’ into a wood chipper

Following the 2019 incident, Sandmann filed lawsuits that he claims portrayed a then-16-year-old as a racist after the MAGA-hat wearing teen was shown standing face-to-face with the Native American man on January 18, 2019. 

The Covington Catholic High School student and thousands of other students and pro-life advocates attended a March for Life event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

It was the 47th edition of the march, which protested the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade ruling in 1973 that legalized abortion across America. 

Sandmann, while donning the red pro-Trump hat, was approached by Native American elder Nathan Phillips, a counter-protester attending the Indigenous Peoples March. 

The white teen was recorded grinning as Phillips beat a ceremonial drum and chanted his face. The clip immediately skyrocketed to the forefront of media reports, which claimed that the incident was racially charged.

He has consistently maintained that the confrontation had nothing to do with race and demanded NBCUniversal pay a staggering $275 million. 

On January 18, 2019 Covington Catholic High School student Sandmann (left), then 16, attended a March for Life event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Sandmann, while donning a pro-Trump red Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat, was approached by Native American elder Nathan Phillips (right) - a counter-protester attending the march

On January 18, 2019 Covington Catholic High School student Sandmann (left), then 16, attended a March for Life event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Sandmann, while donning a pro-Trump red Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat, was approached by Native American elder Nathan Phillips (right) – a counter-protester attending the march

He has consistently maintained that the confrontation had nothing to do with race and demanded NBCUniversal pay a staggering $275 million

He has consistently maintained that the confrontation had nothing to do with race and demanded NBCUniversal pay a staggering $275 million

‘NBCUniversal created a false narrative by portraying the “confrontation” as a “hate crime” committed by Nicholas,’ the suit read.

It also added that the teen was an ‘easy target for NBCUniversal to advance its anti-Trump agenda because he was a 16-year-old white, Catholic student who had attended the Right to Life March that day and was wearing a MAGA cap at the time of the incident which he had purchased earlier in the day as a souvenir.’ 

The lawsuit claimed NBC ‘unleashed its vast corporate wealth, influence, and power against Nicholas to falsely attack him despite the fact that at the time, he was a 16-year-old high school student.’ 

In a DailyMail.com column last year, Sandmann likened the event and its fallout to that of Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted on all counts after shooting three men – killing two – during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. 

source: dailymail.co.uk