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And why, exactly, did Donald Trump go on this man’s show? According to Jones, Roger Stone, a political pundit, opposition researcher, and mutual acquaintance, recommended that Trump appear on Jones’s show to promote his new book, Crippled America. Trump also took the airtime to talk about his own theories on how the world works, brag about how he predicted the rise of Osama bin Laden, and again double down on his claims that he saw Muslims celebrate the 9/11 attacks—which, according to Jones, was a government-plotted false-flag operation involving the U.S. planting explosives around the World Trade Center. (Trump had already been a fan of Jones's site, Infowars, once tweeting a link to an article supporting his claim about Muslims celebrating 9/11.)
None of this is at all surprising. This is where the modern Republican Party has been headed for some time now — slowly converging with far-right conspiracy theorists, as well as nullificationists and right-wing extremists, to create a party which Barry Goldwater or Ronald Reagan would hardly recognize. Trump represents the first serious presidential contender to wrap his puffy arms around Jones and his hypertensive gaggle of weirdos. It represents a massive shift in the GOP toward the paranoid fringe and away from the mainstream. While there’s always been a libertarian strain inside the GOP, featuring a basic distrust of government, Trump has blown right on by the libertarian right and gone further, embracing the fringiest of the fringe.
originally posted by: Bennyzilla
Article from Salon.
hypertensive gaggle of weirdos
the fringiest of the fringe.
originally posted by: antar
NO open discussion OP? Ok off to chase butterflies then...
originally posted by: raedar
Salon's fear peddling working on ya, Op? LOL!
originally posted by: FriedBabelBroccoli
Salon . . .
Your source for serious journalism about group-sex, white privilege, oppression of women, cultural appropriation, . . . .
and serious no non-sense, hard hitting political analysis.