One of the strongest supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, and it's not a one-way street, according to a new report (video below).
MSNBC host Chris Hayes noted the relationship during the May 5 broadcast of "All In With Chris Hayes," notes Media Matters for America.
Jones runs the popular conspiracy website Info Wars, where he has pushed discredited theories about the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Sandy Hook shooting, Boston Marathon bombing and the Jade Helm military exercises of 2015.
Hayes began the segment with a video of Jones issuing an angry rant, which Jones later removed from the web, against columnist George Will for writing an anti-Trump column.
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Hayes said Trump appeared on Jones' Internet conspiracy show in December 2015 for a 30-minute interview, during which Jones defended Trump's debunked claim that thousands of Muslims were seen celebrating the 9/11 attacks on 9/11 in New Jersey.
"Your reputation is amazing, I will not let you down," Trump promised Jones. "You will be very, very impressed I hope and I think we'll be speaking a lot."
Hayes said Trump's appearance "was set up by infamous long-time Trump ally Roger Stone, who in April said he would disclose the hotels and the room numbers of anti-Trump delegates to the Republican convention."
During his May 4 broadcast, Jones told Stone: "My crew, I'm telling you, is good for two or three points he's got nationally. Info Wars is devastating the Trumpian opposition."
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"Donald Trump himself told me that he has seen so many of your supporters and listeners at his rallies," Stone told Jones. "He loves the 'Hillary For Prison' T-shirts and he knows exactly where they came from. So, Alex, I am certain that he is grateful for your support and the support of other patriots."
Greg Gutfeld, co-host of "The Five" on Fox News, mentioned the Jones and Trump connection on the May 3 broadcast, reports Media Matters for America:
I think we're missing the biggest story of the day. Imagine if Hillary Clinton claimed that Bernie Sanders had a role in the killing of Bobby Kennedy. We would be going crazy right now. We'd be going wall to wall.
But no, have we -- are we about to achieve a historical first in electing the first conspiracy-freak president? Is this the pivot we've been talking about? He's not pivoting for presidential, he's pivoting to Alex Jones. He's pivoting to crazy. And why isn't it news?
Jones posted a video on May 3 after Trump won the Indiana primary, and deleted the video on May 4, but not before Media Matters for America made a copy and posted it to YouTube.
In the video, Jones gushed over Trump and slammed the "GOP-Rockefeller-Bush-establishment" whom Jones said is going to try a "sneak attack" at the GOP convention in Cleveland.
Jones promised to be there with "Roger Stone and others to make sure the popular vote in this country counts."
Alex Jones And Donald Trump interview
Alex Jones' Deleted Video From May 3