Alex Jones and Donald Trump
How the candidate echoed the conspiracy theorist on the campaign trail. A scene from "United States of Conspiracy."
>> NARRATOR: Jones boasted about his impact on the candidate.
>> And I'll tell you, it is surreal to talk about issues
here on air and then, word for word, hear Trump say it two days
later. >> I mean, sometimes it was like
verbatim, like, really Trump, really?
You're taking his word for it? You don't have anybody else
around you? >> As we've been saying for
three years, Hillary is the founder of ISIS along with
Obama. >> He founded ISIS and I would
say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton.
>> "Was Cruz's Father Linked to JFK Assassination?
Cuban hired by Lee Harvey Oswald bears striking
resemblance to Cruz..." >> You know, his father was
with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald being, uh, you know
shot, I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous.
>> I think it was a super power trip for Alex that was
irresistible. >> So he's going to use
executive orders to go after our guns.
>> The president's thinking about signing an executive order
where he wants take your guns away, you hear this one?
>> Uh, someone in the mainstream, Trump, using the
words that Jones had been using for decades, um...
I think that emboldened Jones and it changed him as a
personality. >> These people are not frickin'
humans, okay? Hillary Clinton is a demon
damned to hell! >> He made a deal with the
devil, she's the devil. He made a deal with the devil.
It's true. >> The big shock was Alex having
the ear of a president-to-be. That was the biggest shock.
Of all the people I've interviewed over 35 years, I can
think of a, a lot of people I would rather have the presidency
than Alex Jones. It's a bit of a shame that one
of the most, um... spiraling people I've ever met is the one
who's influencing Trump.