By Jamal Whiteman
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has leaped to the defense of Trump administration officials who have engaged in a war of words with the media over the crowd numbers at his inauguration.
President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer conducted a press conference on Saturday where he played up the large crowd, even though many seats were visibly empty.
“This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in-person and around the globe,” said Spicer. However, Business Insider said photos taken on the National Mall show the crowd for President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration was larger. Politifact also rated Spicer’s statement a “Pants on Fire” lie.
Of course, Jones believes there is a sinister conspiracy behind the disputed figures.
“I blame the reptilian shape-shifting aliens,” said Jones on “Infowars.” “I know they have agents in the liberal media who are determined to smear President Trump. You don’t know what they can do with Photoshop and alien technology.”
Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway got into a heated argument with “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd over the issue. Todd questioned why Spicer had blatantly lied about the crowd numbers. Conway argued that the figures were “alternative facts.”