They’ve since taken this couple down from their site as the news broke.
Is everything associated with the Trumps completely debased and amoral? Of course it is.
(GREENSBORO, N.C.) A North Carolina man with a felony conviction for indecent liberties with a child was one-half of the poster couple for a new “Trump Dating” website.
News outlets reported Monday that visitors to the dating site geared toward supporters of the president were greeted with the faces of Jodi and William Barrett Riddleberger, conservative activists involved in the Tea Party-inspired political action committee, Conservatives for Guilford County. The couple’s exact role with the site is unclear.
State records show Riddleberger was convicted in 1995 on the charge stemming from filming sex with a 15-year-old girl. He was then 25.
He told WRAL-TV that he’s “already paid (his) debt” for that charge. Records show he didn’t serve prison time.
As of Tuesday morning, the site trump.dating now features a different couple.
Some more info about this Riddleberger character, here.
According to his website, Barrett Riddleberger is originally from Charleston, S.C., and lives in Greensboro with his wife, Jodi, their daughter and two sons.
In 1995, Barrett Riddleberger was convicted in Guilford County of felony indecent liberties with a child, according to state records. The Greensboro News & Record and Triad City Beat reported that the conviction stemmed from a video of him having sex with a 15-year-old when he was 25.
Barrett Riddleberger is founder and CEO of Resolution Systems Inc., which describes itself as a company that aims “to help sales executives grow revenues, exploit new opportunities, turn around problem teams and eliminate common frustrations.” Barrett also owns Resolution Productions Inc., a multimedia company founded to create custom, Internet-based training.
The Trump dating site, which incorporates the president’s well-known hair into its logo, says it’s “wrecking the dating game and giving like-minded Americans a chance to meet without the awkwardness that comes with the first conversation about politics.“
“We believe that, by matching patriotic and political viewpoints as a base foundation of the relationship, it will allow one to focus on what really matters – conversation, commonalities, and if all goes well, courting,” the site states. “Being with someone who shares the same core standards is absolutely essential if you’re truly searching for a real, life-changing relationship.”