If there’s one thing that can be said for sure about Donald Trump’s presidency, it’s that his rise to power has allowed for virulent factions of American society to suddenly be able to come out into the open like hasn’t been seen in decades. Just look at what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, back in August, when thousands of white nationalists gathered and set off a weekend of violence that ended with three deaths.
Online media personality Alex Jones is one of those who have been given a greater platform via Donald Trump’s rise to power. Now, he’s claiming that not only has he been in regular contact with the president, but that he’s heard the president repeat things that he’s said to him outside of the context of their conversations around half a dozen times.
After rambling on for a bit about why he thinks that the media shouldn’t dare ever question Donald Trump — since in his world we live in a Soviet state or something — Jones said:
‘A lot of times he’s not aware of somebody going sideways on him until he gets told about it. I have personally witnessed it at least five or six times, where I’ve directly told the president about something. He says ‘I’ve written it down, I’m going to look into it, are you sure that’s right Alex?’ And I’m like ‘Yes, sir.’ And then days later, word for word — he researches it, he comes out and he addresses it.’
For the president to be allegedly being fed public statements of his by Alex Jones is not at all promising for the direction of the country under Trump’s leadership. He’s just going to keep spouting off nonsense with little to no regard for the impact of whatever he happens to be saying.
Jones, seemingly desperate for attention from Herr Trump, went on, adding:
‘They call that easily influenced or, ‘he believes the last thing he heard’ — no — When he gets told about a Harvard study showing that millions of illegals voted, he goes and looks into it and finds out it’s true. I mean that’s what Trump does… He’s obsessed with what people tell him.’
There is no Harvard study truly showing that millions of undocumented immigrants may have voted in any recent election, although Jones isn’t even the most “out there” figure to have claimed otherwise. Some at Fox have as well.
What Jones is referring to are the sloppily extrapolated numbers collected from an online survey developed in part by a Harvard affiliated researcher. The numbers were taken by researchers at Old Dominion University and a “think tank” called Just Facts and used to assert that millions of undocumented immigrants have been potentially voting in recent elections, but there’s a simple explanation for that possibly stunning conclusion — that’s what happens when you have faulty data.
The data has been widely denounced, even by the researchers who first collected it, as unreliable, but that hasn’t stopped the right from pushing their agenda anyway.
Jones went on and on for awhile, rambling about how great Trump is as if Jones has fantasies of being a Nazi Minister of Propaganda or something.
Watch the full video, if you dare, below.
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