MSNBC's Chris Hayes Highlights Donald Trump And Alex Jones' Mutual Admiration
Hayes: "Alex Jones Really Likes Donald Trump. And It Is Not A One-Way Relationship"
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From the May 5 edition of MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes:
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CHRIS HAYES (HOST): A deeply disturbing rant, posted and deleted this week by syndicated radio host and Infowars.com founder Alex Jones who pushes a huge array of fringe conspiracy theories, including that the September 11th attacks, the Boston Marathon bombings, and most mass shootings in America -- including Sandy Hook -- are actually false flag operations by our government or evil globalist forces planning to take over the world. In that latest rant, Jones accuses columnist George Will of sexually assaulting America, the Constitution specifically, although Jones says it a little bit more colorfully than that. He then, just as colorfully, tells Will to kill himself.
The reason Jones was so angry is that Will had written an anti-Trump column and Alex Jones really likes Donald Trump. And it is not a one-way relationship. In December, Trump sat down for a 30-minute interview with Jones in which Jones defended Trump's baseless claim that thousands of American Muslims were seen celebrating the September 11th attacks.
That interview was set up by infamous long-time Trump ally Roger Stone, who in April said he would disclose the hotels and the room numbers of anti-Trump delegates to the Republican convention.