Conspiracy theorist and Donald Trump ally Alex Jones blamed President Barack Obama and the American LGBT community for the shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse, which took the lives of at least 49 innocent men and women, stating, “I charge the LGBT community in general with endangering America."
Right Wing Watch reported that Jones charged President Obama and the American LGBT community with “endangering America, and with the blood of these 50-plus innocent men and women, who did not deserve to die, who did not deserve to have bullets fired into them.” Jones’comments come after he claimed the shooting was a “false flag” attack designed to ban “your speech” and “guns”.
ALEX JONES (HOST): This gentleman was openly claiming responsibility, and he had been watched for two years. They knew he was about to do it, ordered a stand down just like San Bernardino, and it took until later in the afternoon, eight, nine hours after everybody had gotten up, and knew about this horror -- for the media to go, OK, it’s Islamic terror.
But Obama wouldn’t say that, he said it’s an attack on us all, because an attack on a gay nightclub is just the heart of everything, so it’s an attack on us all. And my issue is I hate any group of people being attacked, period, but now we’re going to hear the grandstanding, and the LGBT training of the kids in school, and America did this, and this is a part of -- hey, this guy killed more homosexuals than any other gay basher has done in the US in the last 50-plus years. I mean, there might be one death a year, and they act like it’s the end of the world.
And then you’ve got the very same left, allied with radical Islam, in the belly of the West that has given them all this freedom, and they’re desecrating it, and they’re spitting on it -- and I’m talking about the LGBT crowd that the media speaks for, and that speaks for everybody else, and just sits up there and shoots its mouth off all day, you know, about how they control the culture. It’s a bunch of bullies, who bring in even worse bullies, and are just running around murdering people en-masse.
And so I charge the left, and I charge Obama, and I charge the LGBT community in general with endangering America, and with the blood of these 50-plus innocent men and women, who did not deserve to die, who did not deserve to have bullets fired into them.
Jones has a history of demonizing the American LGBT community, asserting the U.S. government uses juice boxes to “encourage homesexuality with chemicals so people don’t have children,” and claimed that non-discrimination laws protecting LGBT people protect “fake rights,” and will make “transvestites [...] throw up all over the walls” in public bathrooms.
Though Alex Jones has been relegated to the fringes of conspiracy media, Jones has been aggressively courted by Donald Trump and Trump surrogates. Donald Trump has previously appeared on Jones’ show, praising his “amazing” reputation. Jones has previously hosted Trump senior policy advisor Stephen Miller, and has repeatedly hosted Trump ally Roger Stone.