NOT GOING AWAY

Alex Jones In Megyn Kelly Interview: ‘I Know Trump Watches’

NBC

In a hotly debated interview, Infowars radio host and far-right conspiracist Alex Jones told NBC’s Megyn Kelly that “I know Trump watches” his livestreamed show, which routinely features radical conspiracy theories about terrorist attacks, mass shootings, and American politics. Citing President Trump’s appearance on Jones’ program, in which the then-candidate lauded Jones’ reputation as “amazing,” as well as speeches and tweets referring to Infowars’ reporting, Kelly’s interview largely focused on Jones’ dissemination of conspiracy theories. “When you say parents faked their children’s death, people get very angry,” Kelly said, in response to Jones’ refusal to disavow his belief that the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, was a government-orchestrated hoax. Kelly noted that Jones “never completely disavowed his previous statements” during the interview. “Listeners and other people are covering this,” Jones said. “I didn’t create that story.” Kelly, who is making her entrée into network prime-time after 13 years at Fox News, and Jones had both come under criticism after the interview was announced. Families of children killed at Sandy Hook begged NBC to cancel the interview. Kelly was defiant at the segment’s opening, saying “Alex Jones isn’t going away,” and that he has “the ear of our current president.”

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