Infowars radio host and conspiracy theory architect Alex Jones cited his relationship with President Trump to support his claims that the mass shooting in Las Vegas yesterday was the result of a liberal conspiracy and that the accused shooter was a “patsy and he was set up.”
Today, Jones hosted right-wing activist Laura Loomer, who claimed to possess an internal memo from the Mandalay Bay hotel, where the shooter booked a suite overlooking the country music concert he planned to attack, announcing it would match employee donations to anti-extremism organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League, Human Rights Campaign, and Southern Poverty Law Center following the violent white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. That memo, the duo claimed, somehow validated theories that the shooter was connected to militant Islamist and Antifa groups.
Loomer told Jones that she thought the accused shooter, Stephen Paddock, was a “hardcore leftist with Antifa connections who became radicalized through ISIS” and that she believed ISIS’ claim that it was responsible for the mass shooting, despite the FBI’s statement that the attacker had no known ties to foreign groups.
“That’s the only thing we’ve got clear tracks on—the target, the connections, who took credit,” Jones said.
Jones then argued that his ties to Trump and over government figures should be enough to convince skeptics that the sources behind his conspiracy theories are credible.
“I mean, I had a former guy that ran CIA operations on yesterday. I talk to the president sometimes. It’s not like my sources aren’t real,” Jones said. “Hell, Matt Drudge gave me the only interview in the last two years.”
“I have the hostage rescue team telling me the hotel room was full of Antifa and Islamic literature and they’re pissed because their bosses won’t give it out,” Jones said.