Is Trump a conspiretard??

I have heard several MSM networks talking more and more about Trump's connection with Alex Jones.

From www.rightwingwatch.org

Yesterday, President Trump told yet another blatant falsehood, alleging that the media has covered up several terrorist attacks, a bogus claim that became even more laughable when the White House released a list of widely-covered attacks in a humiliating attempt to substantiate Trump’s assertion.

Trump, it seems, got the conspiracy theory that the media won’t report on terrorist attacks from InfoWars, the far-right conspiracy theory outlet headed by Alex Jones.

As Aaron Blake of the Washington Post noted, InfoWars has posted several stories accusing the media of supposedly whitewashing, hiding and covering up terrorist attacks.

While running for president, Trump appeared on Jones’ program where he lavished praise on the bizarre conspiracy theorist, telling Jones: “Your reputation is amazing. I will not let you down. You will be very, very impressed, I hope. I think we’ll be speaking a lot.”

Jones is far from the only conspiracy theorist embraced by Trump, but he is among the most influential.

Here are just five additional instances where Trump, himself a pathological liar and unhinged conspiracy theorist, pushed Jones’ wild and baseless claims:

1) Thousands Of Muslims In New Jersey Celebrated On 9/11

In the campaign, Trump repeatedly claimed that he saw on television “thousands and thousands” of Muslims in New Jersey taking to the streets to celebrate the 9/11 attacks.

When no one could find any evidence or news reports, television or otherwise, backing up his claim, Trump’s campaign accused the media of covering it up.

Trump, as we reported, “cited a post on Jones’ InfoWars website and told Jones during an appearance on his program that his assertion was correct because people on Twitter told him so.”



2) Hillary Clinton Uses Drugs

Suggesting that Hillary Clinton had been “getting pumped up” with performance-enhancing drugs prior to the presidential debates, Trump advocated for drug tests for the candidates “because I don’t know what’s going on with her.”

The comment seemed to come out of nowhere, but the bizarre belief was repeated over and over by Jones and his frequent guest Roger Stone, a Trump confidant.

3) Massive Voter Fraud

Trump made waves when he claimed that he only lost the popular vote because 3 million non-citizens illegally voted for Clinton.

He still hasn’t revealed any data to back up his assertion, recently saying that people should “forget” about data because “a lot of people have come out and said that I am correct.”

The claim that 3 million non-citizens cast ballots in the election came from a conservative activist named Gregg Phillips, who has said that he won’t release any corroborating evidence, and amplified by Jones, who said it is an “uncontrovertible [sic] fact that 3 million illegals voted” in the election.

4) Justice Scalia May Have Been Murdered

Jones was also one of several right-wing commentators who thought that the late Justice Antonin Scalia was murdered.

“All of these conservatives that are fighting back that are real conservatives, they are all being found with pillows over their faces,” he said, while alleging that the murder was covered up.

Trump, naturally, had a similar take.

When radio host Michael Savage asked him if he thought that Scalia may have been murdered, Trump responded that he found his death to be “pretty unusual” because Scalia was found with “a pillow on his face.”



Scalia, for the record, was not found with a pillow on his face.

5) Cruz Involved With JFK Assassination

Trump’s obsession with the bogus claim that Rafael Cruz, the father of ex-rival and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, was involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy was met with a mix of confusion and amusement.

This was not the case for Jones, who claims that Trump listens to his show.

For Jones, it was a point of pride: “Trump picks up our story, now they’ve got major, major, major freak-outs knowing that he’s pointing out that [Cruz’s] father may have been connected to the CIA and been involved with Lee Harvey Oswald.”

Naturally, Trump reportedly called Jones days after the election to thank him for his all of his help getting him elected president.

The source is a little sketchy. But the fact is that Trump and/or his staff did make a lot of these claims during the campaign.

No takers? There is an undeniable connection between Trump and Jones.

Washington Post: Alex Jones was a powerful underground voice for the alternative conservative media, but he became a more mainstream figure in December 2015, when Donald Trump, then a Republican presidential candidate, spent 30 minutes on Jones's radio program, "Info Wars." (Erin Patrick O'Connor, Manuel Roig-Franzia/The Washington Post)
Last December, amid the jumbled Republican presidential nomination scrum, Donald Trump carved out a half an hour for a live video interview with a volcanic Austin radio and web-streaming host who broadcasts from a semi-secret location dubbed “The Central Texas Command Center and the Heart of the Resistance.”

Alex Jones, America’s foremost purveyor of outlandish conspiracy theories, was in a buoyant mood that day. He’d had Matt Drudge, the influential conservative news aggregator, on recently. But this was much bigger.

Trump wasted no time signaling that his mind-set aligned with the host’s. Trump said he wouldn’t apologize for asserting that large numbers of Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the collapse of the twin towers in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a claim that fact-checkers have repeatedly refuted.

Come on guys! The Washington Post is a mainstream paper.


Washington Post: Alex Jones was a powerful underground voice for the alternative conservative media, but he became a more mainstream figure in December 2015, when Donald Trump, then a Republican presidential candidate, spent 30 minutes on Jones's radio program, "Info Wars." (Erin Patrick O'Connor, Manuel Roig-Franzia/The Washington Post)
Last December, amid the jumbled Republican presidential nomination scrum, Donald Trump carved out a half an hour for a live video interview with a volcanic Austin radio and web-streaming host who broadcasts from a semi-secret location dubbed “The Central Texas Command Center and the Heart of the Resistance.”





It is widely known that there is a connection between Trump and Jones.

I like Trump. But what about this?

Too many Trump nut riders on here don't want to deal with the truth???

No.

Fake News

"Yesterday, President Trump told yet another blatant falsehood, alleging that the media has covered up several terrorist attacks, a bogus claim that became even more laughable when the White House released a list of widely-covered attacks in a humiliating attempt to substantiate Trump’s assertion."

I feel like this was taken out of context, or rather, he didn't word it correctly.

I was listening to an NPR segment where they brought this up and said "we covered these attacks [Nice, Paris, pulse nightclub, Boston marathon bombing] extensively so Trumps point is moot."

And I listened to NPR when they covered those, and I'm thinking "Yeah, you covered them but went out of way to never say the word Muslim."

I kind of feel like that is Trump's point... That the media, in its coverage of these attacks, does everything it can to frame it in any way other than "Muslim attacks and kills 20 people."

jimmy23 - 


He is


If he truly buys into Alex Jones' conspirigarbage, what does that mean for the country?

Yep

Pumpkin Spice Jesus - 

This is known.


So it is known, accepted....and then we just proceed as normal?


What's next, a Trump/David Icke connection?

Yes.

Well, then someone should give Redneck a holler and tell him to come out of hiding to accept his kudos.

He is a bit. Birth Certificate was a YUGE deal.

Clearly you are ignoring the massive media coverup that was the Bowling Green Massacre.

Never forget.

I think Justice Scalia was murdered.

And where is EY? He should be on here smearing this shit in all of our faces.

HOpefully EY flew off a cliff

New York Times:

When Donald J. Trump emerged from the haze of his surprise victory in the presidential election, one of his first calls was apparently to an early supporter, a controversial radio host and conspiracy theorist with a large following.

The supporter, Alex Jones, the host of “The Alex Jones Show” and the operator of the website Infowars, says he fielded a phone call on Friday from the president-elect, thanking Mr. Jones for his support. The call served as a reminder that Mr. Jones, who has been repeatedly denounced in the mainstream news media, will remain someone whose support Mr. Trump wants.

“He was just thanking me for fighting so hard for Americans, and for Americanism, and thanking my listeners and supporters and to let me know that he was working really hard around the clock,” Mr. Jones said in a telephone interview this week.

Mr. Jones said he urged Mr. Trump to hold to his pledges to “go after the corruption in the government, and at least remove a lot of the establishment.”