We’ve reported in the past about all sorts of crazy conspiracy theories, but apparently the presumptive GOP nominee missed these reports (and the thousands of others debunking this nonsense).
The folks at Think Progress recently put together a list of some of the crazy conspiracy theories that Trump believes. Some we’ve reported on before, such as his denial of climate change or the weird assertion that Ted Cruz’s father was in on the plot to take out JFK.
He’s also made all sorts of crazy claims about Muslims, such as seeing “thousands” of them celebrating in Jersey after 9/11 and repeating a lie about killing them with bullets soaked in “pig’s blood.” Oh, and he’s apparently an anti-vaxxer, too.
Yet, does he truly believe these lies or a way to garner the support of other conspiracy nuts? In November of 2015, he appeared on Alex Jones’s show, a host who thinks every mass shooting and even the 9/11 attacks were “false flag” events perpetrated by “globalists” who want to usher in the “New World Order,” (and we don’t think he means the wrestlers).
Still, this should come as no surprise. In fact, other than his aborted run for President with the Reform Party (which he abandoned because of the support of white nationalists, ironically), a conspiracy theory was his first major foray into politics.
During the run-up to the 2012 election, when Trump was supposedly considering a run, he continued to spread the rumor that President Obama was not born in the United States but in Kenya and didn’t graduate from Columbia University. He also promulgated the lie that the President is a Muslim after a joke made by Madonna.
What do you think? Is this just his way of riling people up or does Trump actually believe this stuff? Share your thoughts in the comments below.