Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist radio host and 9/11 Truth leader who has been courted by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, has reportedly been awarded with a “special guest” credential at the Republican National Convention.
Mother Jones’ David Corn spotted Jones entering the arena:
Jones helped launch the conspiracy that the 9/11 attacks were an “inside job” by the U.S. government and has also claimed that the government was involved in the Oklahoma City bombing, and the mass shootings in Aurora, CO, and Sandy Hook Elementary School, among other tragedies.
Trump has courted Jones and his audience, appearing on Jones’ show in December and praising his “amazing” reputation. Key Trump ally Roger Stone regularly appears on Jones’ program. In turn, Jones has heavily promoted Trump’s campaign; most recently, Jones spoke at Stone’s July 18 ““America First Unity Rally,” which was attended by Jones fans who noted the radio host’s key role in bringing them to support the GOP nominee.