Conspiracy theorist and Donald Trump media ally Alex Jones claimed that his outlet Infowars has been granted a weekly press pass to the White House and suggested that Infowars is making progress in obtaining a more permanent press credential.
During his May 2 broadcast, Jones said, “I want to toot our horn and Mike Cernovich's horn again. The media is calling for his weekly pass he was given. We've gotten those as well. We're pending getting our regular passes which are very hard to get at the White House with Jerome Corsi.”
Cernovich, an “alt right” troll who has been making regular appearances on Jones’ show in recent weeks, attended the White House press briefing yesterday and had an outburst as the briefing concluded.
Jones said that the more permanent credentials would be for Infowars Washington, D.C., bureau chief Jerome Corsi, a disreputable right-wing figure who led the birther movement.
In January, Jones said that Infowars had been offered a White House press credential. The White House press office denied the claim. Jones later claimed he meant that Infowars “can get them if we want them, guaranteed.”
Jones and Trump have an ongoing relationship. Jones has repeatedly boasted about the president and people in the administration calling him on the phone. Then-presidential candidate Trump appeared on Jones’ program in December 2015 and praised the host for his “amazing” reputation.
From the May 2 edition of Genesis Communications Network’s The Alex Jones Show:
ALEX JONES: I want to toot our horn and Mike Cernovich's horn again. The media is calling for his weekly pass he was given. We've gotten those as well. We're pending getting our regular passes which are very hard to get at the White House with Jerome Corsi. The national media has said that it was white power -- [Cernovich] made the Trump symbol of A-OK, we’re going to handle it, everything’s being taken care of with finesse. It doesn’t matter if that means it’s handled, we’ve got it done, everything is A-OK. They say he is an evil white supremacist because he’s pointed out that Antifa is attacking people all over the United States and he was able to get that out in the briefing yesterday at the White House.
*This post has been updated.