CBS Evening News Highlights Trump’s “Embrace” Of Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones

CBS Evening News Highlights Trump’s “Embrace” Of Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones

Jim Rutenberg: “We’ve Never Seen A President Embrace A Conspiracy Theorist Like Alex Jones Before”

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From the April 18 edition of CBS' CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley:

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JIM RUTENBERG: When President Trump said that the mainstream press is covering up terrorist attacks to cover for Islamists, that was directly out of Alex Jones. When president-elect Trump raised the possibility that some three million people voted illegally, that had been on Info Wars. 

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RUTENBERG: We've never seen a president embrace a conspiracy theorist like Alex Jones before, let alone talk to him on the phone, or mimic some of the reporting from said conspiracy theorists. 

Previously:

Alex Jones Claims Trump Calls Him And Asks If He’s “Happy” With His Performance

 Trump Ally Alex Jones: The Emanuel Brothers Are The Leaders Of “The Jewish Mafia”

Google Is Funding Alex Jones' Harassment And Hate On YouTube

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Jim Rutenberg, Alex Jones, Donald Trump
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