InfoWars nutter, Alex Jones, and former Trump associate, Roger Stone, recently got together to weave a tale of conspiracy theories about last week’s U.S. missile strike against Syria. It was every bit as special as you can probably imagine.
Of course, the running theme among Trump apologists kicked off with Stone suggesting that the chemical weapons attack had been a set up, used to bait Trump into wading into another war in the Middle East.
Then, Alex Jones jumped on the real culprits, leading President Trump astray.
“It’s them, it’s them — it’s his daughter and son-in-law who are literally enemies of the Republic!” Jones shouted.
Kushner and Ivanka do have an oversized influence on Trump.
Enemies of the Republic? That might be a tad exaggerated.
“What’s interesting to me is this push by the generals, which I believe is aided by the president’s son-in-law (Kushner), to essentially shed the non-interventionist position that he stuck to very closely in the campaign and become George W. Bush,” Stone said. “The people, if they wanted a neocon, they would have elected Jeb (Bush).”
At this point, we could only dream of having another George W. Bush in office.
But I digress…
As I’ve mentioned several times in the past few days, the grapevine seems to be carrying the same news to everybody: Steve Bannon is a target.
Jones didn’t let that pass, either.
He blamed Kushner, who he referred to as “President Kushner,” for the torrent of media leaks, meant to make relations in the White House seem on edge, and suggested it was a “jihad” against Bannon.
“I can absolutely certify that Steve Bannon was opposed to this intervention in Syria, and he obviously lost an internal argument,” Stone claimed.
He said the White House blamed the chief strategist for the failures of the travel ban and the health care bill, which Stone claims was written by former House Speaker John Boehner and foisted on Bannon by Kushner.
Stone went as far as to suggest that Bannon should have stepped up for other nationalists, like himself, in order to pack the cabinet with likeminded individuals.
Excuse me while I try and shake off this image of Armageddon.
“Unfortunately, Steve Bannon has not gone to bat for other nationalists, and therefore he finds himself on the White House staff largely without allies,” Stone said. “My greatest concern, in all honesty, is watching the Silicon Valley barons wine and dine Jared and Ivanka — the Google people, the Facebook people — those who are seeking to choke InfoWars and Stone Cold Truth and Breitbart News and Daily Caller.”
You mean they’re trying to shut down fake news and whacked out conspiracy sites?
So what’s the problem?
“If there’s anyone on the planet who would understand this, it’s Steve Bannon,” Stone said. “I don’t think Jared understands that if these censorship initiatives go forward, the chances of the president’s re-election are zero.”
“He is surrounded by weak, foppish, left-wing New York socialites,” Jones said, and Stone picked up the thread.
“Meanwhile, we see Jared dining with the head of Google with one of the toniest restaurants in Manhattan,” Stone said. “This is more disturbing to me than anything else because the future of the Trump administration and his efforts to make America great again completely pivot off access to the ‘net and the ability to rally the same people who elected him.”
“I don’t think his motives are bad, I just think his political judgment is not sound,” Stones added.
I could use this to point out that even Trump’s most faithful advocates seem to think he’s incapable of independent thought, and possibly lacks a spine.
I could point that out, but it’s too depressing.