7 Reasons The Latest Donald Trump Rumour Is The Most Disturbing Yet

Meet Alex Jones.

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On Apr 17, 2017
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1) He Runs, Amongst Other Things, Infowars

Infowars bills itself as “the home of the #1 Internet News Show in the World”.

The website Media Bias/Fact Check ranks it as “Conspiracy Level - Tin Foil Hat” and “Pseudo-Science Level - Strong”, just one down from “Quackery”.

It also says it’s factual reporting is “Low” and is amongst “the most untrustworthy sources in media”.

Through Infowars and The Alex Jones Show on radio, Jones promotes practically every conspiracy going (more on those later).

And he's popular - Infowars gets around half a million visitors a day.

Oh, and he's not the biggest fan of Barack Obama...

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2) He Gets Crazy

Here’s the 43-year-old screaming at Andrew Neil on Sunday Politics in 2013.

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HEY LISTEN! I'M HERE TO WARN PEOPLE. YOU KEEP TELLING ME TO SHUT UP, THIS ISN'T A GAME! OUR GOVERNMENT IN THE US IS BUILDING FEMA CAMPS, WE HAVE AN [inuadible] WHERE THEY DISAPPEAR PEOPLE NOW. YOU HAVE THIS 'ARREST FOR PUBLIC SAFETY', LIFE IN PRISON.

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You are the worst person I have ever interviewed and it's...

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NO! NO! IT'S BASICALLY OFF WITH THEIR HEADS, DISAPPEAR THEM, TAKE THEM AWAY

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It's half-past one and...

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LIBERTY IS RISING! LIBERTY IS RISING!

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... you're watching Sunday Politics and we have an idiot on the program today...

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FREEDOM WILL NOT STOP! YOU WILL NOT STOP FREEDOM!

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Coming up in 20 minutes...

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YOU WILL NOT STOP FREEDOM!

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3) He Propagates Actual Fake News

Not the Trump-variety "I don't like the sound of this so I'll call it FAKE NEWS' fake news, actual, bona-fide make believe.

Firstly, there are the conspiracy theories mentioned earlier.

9/11 was an inside job - check (he was even executive producer of Loose Change).

The Sandy Hook Massacre was "completely fake" - check.

The Moon landings were faked - check.

Lady GaGa is a Satanist - check.

The list goes on. However, Jones isn't just partial to the old classics, Infowars also indulges in the more modern variety of fake news to push agendas, so much so it appears on lists of discredited websites.

Almost forgot, don't drink the water...

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4) He Gets Real Crazy

Here's Jones getting so angry about Hillary 'Demon' Clinton that he actually cries.

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God! People are so evil. Why can't America wake up and beat 'em?

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Donald Trump's not perfect but he doesn't want to hurt you and your family. Hillary and Obama want to make you poor and pathetic.

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THEY HATE YOU! THEY HATE PROSPERITY! THEY HATE GOD! THEY HATE CHILDREN AND GOD DAMN THEM TO HELL!!!

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5) Infowars Has Been Cited As Inspiration In Actual Shootings

There are at least seven examples of Infowars fans committing shootings, some fatal.

The most recent centred around the absurd PizzaGate conspiracy, that members of the Democratic party linked to Hillary Clinton were running a sex trafficking ring from a fast food outlet in Washington DC.

The completely false theory was heavily pushed by Jones on Infowars leading to fan, Edgar Maddison Welch, popping down to investigate himself armed with an AR-15 automatic rifle.

Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident.

Oh, did we mention Jones is a bit on the paranoid side?

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6) He Gets Real, Real Crazy

Here's Jones screaming at Piers Morgan about gun control (the good stuff starts 27 seconds in).

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I'M HERE TO TELL YOU 1776 WILL COMMENCE AGAIN IF YOU TRY TO TAKE OUR FIREARMS. IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW MANY LEMMINGS YOU GET OUT THERE ON THE STREET BEGGING FOR THEM TO HAVE THEIR GUNS TAKEN, WE WILL NOT RELINQUISH THEM.

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How many gun murders were there in Britain last year?

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HOW MANY GREAT WHITE SHARKS KILL PEOPLE EVERY YEAR BUT THEY'RE AFRAID TO SWIM?

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7) Despite All This Trump Thinks He Has An ‘Amazing Reputation’

According to The New York Times, one of the first people Trump called after his election win was none other than Alex Jones.

"He was just thanking me for fighting so hard for Americans, and for Americanism, and thanking my listeners and supporters and to let me know that he was working really hard around the clock," said Jones.

Whether or not this is true, and let's face it, anything Jones says should be taken with a pinch of salt, what is certain is that Trump appeared on Infowars in December and said: "Your reputation is amazing. I will not let you down."

Already there are similarities between the rhetoric of the two, most recently Trump's claims the media was covering up terrorist attacks perpetrated by Islamic extremists.

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Oh, and Jones is also a massive fan of Russia, just like someone else we know...

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So, should it worry you that the President of the United States speaks to regularly to Alex Jones?

Yes, yes it should.

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