Even among right-wing radio hosts, Alex Jones is a standout. Where Rush Limbaugh offers a torrent of conservative views that largely align with Republican policy preferences, Jones labels 9/11 an “inside job.” Where Mark Levin touts radical constitutional theories that, nonetheless, have grown popular in Republican circles, Jones ties same-sex marriage on “the eugenicist/globalist view.” Jones is the king of fringe conspiracy theories. Among other things, he may be the nation’s most prominent proponent of the view that the Sandy Hook shooting that killed 26 people an elementary school was a “synthetic, completely fake — with actors, in my view — manufactured” hoax.
And one hour before another terrible mass shooting occurred in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday, Jones hosted a very special guest on his radio show — Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.
The conversation between Trump and Jones was, in one reporter’s words, a “love fest.” Jones described the wealthy heir as a “self-made” man and a “true maverick.” Trump, in return, praised Jones.
“Your reputation is amazing,” the billionaire-turned-politician told the conspiracy theorist, adding that “I won’t let you down.”
Alex Jones’ website, Infowars, already has an article suggesting the San Bernardino shooting was a false flag operation.
Alex Jones, who Trump praised today, already has an article suggesting San Bernardino shooting was a false flag pic.twitter.com/JoUyknK9PV
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) December 3, 2015