Unverified news reports say Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been endorsed by the American Association of Conspiracy Theorists (AACT). If true, Trump would be the first presidential candidate to receive the group’s endorsement since Richard Nixon was reportedly endorsed by the group in 1968.
“We need a president who won’t be caught sleeping when dark forces around the world align to do harm to the United States,” says a statement attributed to the group, which is said to have been created in 1960, the year the American U2 spy plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a deep penetration overflight.
“I have reason to believe the group is endorsing Trump and I have reason to believe that’s a good thing,” says Alex Jones, host of The Alex Jones Show on Genesis Communications Network and operator of InfoWars, PrisonPlanet, and other websites popular with Americans concerned about the growing number of plots against the United States. “I can’t disclose whether I’m a member of the group, but I can tell you I know the group would be supportive of Trump if it admitted to supporting candidates for president, which it does not.”
Jones says Trump understands what’s happening in the world in a way that Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent, does not. “Her own aide, Huma Abedin, is a direct link to the global forces aligned against the United States, and yet Crooked Hillary doesn’t even see that—or, maybe she sees it all too clearly,” he says.
Abedin, a long-time aide to Clinton, is a Muslim whose family has long-time ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, and she has just announced her separation from Anthony Weiner, the former New York congressman whose political career ended after a series of sexting scandals.
Roger Stone, an informal advisor to the Trump campaign who has neither confirmed nor denied his membership in the group, says he wouldn’t be surprised if the the group gave Trump its endorsement. “The fact is, there have been signs that an endorsement was being considered,” he says. “It’s not hard to piece the signs together, at least if you know what to look for.”
Stone says Trump might or might not be an honorary member of the organization, and he might or might not have received an award from the group three months ago, when he slammed the father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz during the Republican presidential primaries for being part of the plot to assassinate John F. Kennedy. “I can tell you, the leadership of the group might or might not have been very ecstatic to see one of their signature theories made part of the Republican race for president,” he says. “That was an important moment for the group—or maybe it wasn’t.”
Trump says he’s heard the rumors that he’s been endorsed. “People say the group wants to honor me,” he said this morning at a campaign stop in Roswell, N.M. “I hear that. I know they love me. That’s what I hear. I’m not saying I know what their plans are, but I know they probably love me, or would if everyone knew they existed. So, I’m not surprised.”
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