Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appears to have budded up with Alex Jones to push the conspiracy theory that the orange-haired one is not losing the election; it’s being stolen from him.
As Trump continues to look like he’ll be a failure in November, it’s no surprise the factually-challenged bully would start fishing around for excuses. There’s no better fishing pond than the king of conspiracy theorists, Alex Jones.
The Southern Poverty Law Center describes Jones as both the “most prolific” conspiracy theorist – and the most influential.
Liberal America has documented Jones depicting Michelle Obama as a transgender murderer, and calling a Las Vegas shooting spree and the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 “false flag” operations.
“To many, Jones is a bad joke. But the sad reality is that he has millions of followers who listen to his radio show, watch his ‘documentaries’ and read his websites, and some of them, like Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, resort to deadly violence.”
The even sadder reality is that one of Jones’ fans is now the Republican nominee for president. Salon notes that birther Trump has repeatedly visited Jones’ show and talked conspiracies.
Now, Jones is boasting that he is helping Trump promote a stolen-election conspiracy theory. Media Matters caught and transcribed the episode (with their emphases):
“I came out over a month ago and had a special message to Donald Trump dealing with election fraud—I personally talked to him as well obviously—and he didn’t so much do what I told him to do, he already concurred and absolutely was on the same page and was already right there with me or even ahead of me.
But I encouraged him to basically ignore some of the people telling him not to go with that, and to go all the way because if they stole it from Sanders, and they try to steal it from him nakedly in the primaries and they’ve got a history of it, that Homeland Security was going to go in and probably bring in U.N. observers, to make sure illegals and people could vote, and change the debate away from election fraud, to retail voter fraud, which is individuals cheating rather than the computers being hacked.
And then Trump comes out two days after I talked to him and after I put the message out. I talked to him that day, and then I came in I called Rob Jacobson up he was on that weekend I said, ‘We’re shooting a video of a message to Trump,’ I said it’s really a message to the people—I’ve already delivered the message to Trump that day.“
This is exactly what Republican Rick Wilson warned about when he said Donald Trump must not be merely defeated, but beaten soundly enough to be driven into permanent exile.
Watch this latest reason to trounce Trump, below, from the August 31 edition of Genesis Communications Network’s The Alex Jones Show, via Media Matters:
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