Ultra-right-wing conspiracy theorist and radio personality—though perhaps “personality” is an exaggeration—Alex Jones says the “Deep State” is planning to assassinate President Donald Trump. Seriously.
He and others on the far right have been accusing career government employees in the Deep State—a term describing a shadowy group of influential people supposedly involved in the secret manipulation or control of government policy—of conspiring against Trump and his agenda.
Alt-Right commentator Mike Cernovich joined Jones on his Friday show in predicting a coup against Trump in the next couple of months. “They’re saying, ‘A month or two we’re going to kill the president, month or two we’re going to remove him,’” Jones said. “This is so sinister.”
Jones also said the Deep State is planning to kill Trump supporters as well as the president.
“If they ban us from YouTube, that’s when Trump will be killed, there’s no question about it,” Cernovich said. “They’re going to kill us, they’re going to kill him, they’re going to kill everybody.”
In recent months, the InfoWars host and other conspiratorial right-wingers have been predicting a second civil war between conservatives and liberals. According to Newsweek, Jones and Cernovich allege they’re being censored by YouTube and Google, and have talked about planning protests against tech giants, including one at Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s house.
“Folks, they are going to blow the president’s head off, they are going to bomb him,” Jones said. “They are getting ready.”
Trump appeared on Jones’s show during the campaign. “Your reputation is amazing,” Trump told Jones. “I will not let you down.”
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