It’s not really a surprise that Donald Trump has gone on endless rants about Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating and exposing criminals close to Trump and getting closer to revealing crimes the current president allegedly has committed. However, it is Trump’s more radical friends who are ramping up the attacks to threatening and alarming levels.
Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is moving to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by the families of some of the 26 people killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting. https://t.co/XgyIoKLeU5
— AP Eastern US (@APEastRegion) July 23, 2018
One of the worst of those rabid supporters, especially considering the wide platform he has, is InfoWars host and provocateur Alex Jones. On his Monday show, Jones made direct threats against Mueller and started conspiracy theory rumors about Mueller as he has so many others.
‘It’s going to happen, we’re going to walk out in the square, politically, at high noon, and he’s going to find out whether he makes a move, man make the move first, and then it’s going to happen…t’s not a joke. It’s not a game. It’s the real world. Politically. You’re going to get it, or I’m going to die trying, bitch. Get ready. We’re going to bang heads.’
18 mos. after Alex Jones’ false Pizzagate conspiracy led to a real shooting, Jones just targeted Mueller w the same lie and fantasized about shooting him.
Jones: “Everyone's so scared of Mueller they'd let him rape kids in front of people, which he did.” https://t.co/KC58FEYms0
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) July 24, 2018
Throughout this insane rant, Jones repeatedly mimed shooting Mueller. He went on to accuse Mueller of pedophilia and rape.
‘Jones’ nearly 3-hour July 23 InfoWars broadcast ranged from rants about Hollywood pedophilia to social media “shadow bans” to outlandish allegations Mueller was personally involved in a child sex ring composed of left-leaning political figures.’
Pro-tip: Threatening a LEO is not a smart move, ever.
Alex Jones threatens Mueller: ‘You're going to get it, or I'm going to die
— Private Joker, USMC (@Infantry0300) July 24, 2018
When Alex Jones finally faces the consequences of making violent threats against a law enforcement officer, just as he faces the consequences now about his Sandy Hook “truther” rants, he’ll tell his viewers that he is being targeted for exposing pedophilia rings run by the wealthy, all of whom are part of the same “deep state” who are trying to take down Trump’s presidency.
Just like his tendency to create conspiracy theories that lead to real world violence, just as his Pizzagate claims did when the restaurant falsely accused of hosting a child pedophilia ring in a basement they didn’t even have caused a man to rush the building with a gun because he believed he needed to save these children, the backlash against Jones has more to do with his incitement of violence than his claims that he’s exposing pedophiles that don’t exist.
I'm sure Robert Mueller is not scared of Alex Jones. I'd LOVE to see that confrontation. https://t.co/YOEj8ZII7a
— AJDHernandez ? (@peaceofamy) July 24, 2018
For all of those who may have forgotten, Trump praised this dangerous and disgusting man and told him during a phone interview for his show that his “reputation is amazing. I will not let you down.”
His reputation is not “amazing.” He’s known by every sane person in the United States as an unhinged conspiracy theorist whose unstable and alarming comments caused him to lose full custody in his own children.
Alex Jones should be investigated and prosecuted for these threats that some crazed viewer will eventually attempt to carry out.
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