Tim Kaine: Trump Campaign Is Incorporating Conspiracy Theorists Like Alex Jones

Tim Kaine: Trump Campaign Is Incorporating Conspiracy Theorists Like Alex Jones

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From the September 12 edition of CNN’s CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin:

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TIM KAINE (DEMOCRATIC VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE): Hillary spoke in a very blunt way and called those views out. And the views need to be called out. They can't just be tolerated. They need to be called out. She said, OK, maybe I got the percentage wrong in terms of who is animated by these views, but it is very clear to all of us that the Trump campaign has given a platform -- you can call 'em whatever you want -- the alt-right movement or others, but when David Duke is doing robocalls saying vote for Donald Trump, and others who are kind of at the very fringe of the conspiracy movement, like Alex Jones, are being kind of incorporated into the campaign in ways or even the recent choices of campaign management -- this is something that is really important. And I think we do need to call it out. Because in a country that we believe should be characterized by respect, there are some views that can't just be -- you can't just be silent in the face of them. Silence in the face of views like this has caused huge problems in the past.

Previously:

Alex Jones Says He "Personally Talked To" Trump And Encouraged Him To Push Rigged Election Conspiracy Theory    

Why Media Shouldn’t Fall For GOP Attempts To Scandalize Clinton’s “Basket Of Deplorables” Remarks

What Is The “Alt-Right”? A Guide To The White Nationalist Movement Now Leading Conservative Media

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