Paul Nehlen was born on May 9, 1969. He started his professional career as a Wisconsin-based businessman. He served as the senior vice president of operations at a company called Neptune Benson, which focuses on water filtration systems. He started the industrial parts company Blue Skies Global, LLC. in 1987. Nehlen’s 2016 campaign for Congress was ideologically similar to Trump’s and was buoyed by FOX News and other outlets with large, national audiences. Breitbart.com ran several stories on Nehlen. Nehlen was finally suspended from Twitter Feb. 13, 2018, after posting a racist meme involving Meghan Markle. Wisconisn Republican Governor Scott Walker, who was initially criticized for not speaking out about Nehlen’s bigotry, eventually called him a racist. Nehlen’s Facebook account, which was comparatively muted, remained active until May 3, 2019, when it was suspended along with the accounts of far-right conspiracists such as Alex Jones and Laura Loomer.