Jon Favreau: Trump "Parrots" "Conspiracy Theories That Are In Right-Wing Media" To Get Media Attention

Jon Favreau: Trump "Parrots" "Conspiracy Theories That Are In Right-Wing Media" To Get Media Attention

Favreau: Trump "Is Like A Human Internet Comment Section"

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From the May 6 edition of CNN's New Day:

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JOHN BERMAN (CO-HOST): What do you admire about Donald Trump's communications skills?

JON FAVREAU: Look, I think that he -- he has clearly tapped into plenty of grievances on the right. And he knows -- he checks out all the conspiracy theories that are in right-wing media, and he can parrot them very well to great success. So he knows how do that. He knows how to get media attention, because he knows how to say a lot of crazy things, a lot of bombastic, vitriolic things, and that gets media coverage. And so he's very good at that way at getting attention for himself.

ALISYN CAMEROTA (HOST): In fact, in terms of where he gets some of his information, this was precipitated by what he said about Ted Cruz's father and that connection to Lee Harvey Oswald. So he was asked where he gets his information and how voters should take it and respond to it. So listen to this, what Donald Trump explained. 

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DONALD TRUMP: When I cite reports, or when I cite major magazine articles or something, it's up to people believe it or not believe it. I am not writing it myself, I'm not going out and doing the research. So I think that's a very acceptable thing to do. 

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CAMEROTA: Believe it or not believe it. That's a different, that's the Trump Doctrine. 

FAVREAU: He is like a human internet comment section. This is where he gets his research from. He trolls the blogs, trolls Twitter eggs, and that's how he finds his best lines.

Previously:

Seth Meyers Slams Trump For Hyping “An Offensive Conspiracy Theory” From The National Enquirer

Blitzer To Trump: “Don’t You Think You Need A Higher Standard” Than Conspiracy Theories From National Enquirer?

All In Segment On Trump’s “Obsession” With Conspiracy Theories And How It Can “Inform The Policy”

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