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Donald Trump’s prepared remarks accepting the Republican Party’s nomination for the presidency include a dog-whistle to the fans of Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist radio host and 9/11 Truth leader who continues to be courted by Trump’s campaign.
During his speech tonight, Trump will declare that “The most important difference between our plan and that of our opponents is that our plan will put America First. Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo.”
Jones frequently invokes “globalists” as the villains behind the various conspiracy theories he discusses on his radio show. He believes that a New World Order of global elites is working behind the scenes to rule the world through an authoritarian government and eliminate 80 percent of the world’s population.
Jones also helped launch the conspiracy that the 9/11 attacks were an “inside job” by the U.S. government He has also pushed conspiracies of government involvement in the Oklahoma City bombing as several mass shootings.
Trump has courted Jones and his audience, appearing on Jones’ show in December and praising his “amazing” reputation. Key Trump ally Roger Stone regularly appears on Jones’ program. In turn, Jones has heavily promoted Trump’s campaign. Jones spoke at Stone’s July 18 “America First Unity Rally,” which was attended by Jones fans who noted the radio host’s key role in bringing them to support the GOP nominee.
Jones reportedly has a “special guest” pass that has allowed him to attend the Republican National Convention.