By Jamal Whiteman
Conspiracy theorist and Donald Trump booster Alex Jones naturally sees a sinister cabal behind the fierce opposition to his administration.
“This opposition, the fake news stories, the paid protesters attacking Republicans at town halls, is not grassroots behavior,” said Jones on his show “InfoWars.” “Obama is planning to overthrow President Trump in a coup, and he’s being aided by globalists like billionaire George Soros. He has also allied with the reptilian aliens who are using mind control technology to beam ideas into people’s heads.”
This view was shared by preacher Lance Walnau, according to Right Wing Watch. He claimed the left was using witchcraft and mind control to push their agenda.
However, Jones is not alone in his belief that the opposition to Trump and the GOP is being sponsored. Several Republican politicians have either run scared from town halls or simply refused to show up. Many Republicans claim the protesters are being paid.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer recently said the protesters, who are demonstrating against the GOP’s plans to repeal Obamacare, are were being paid.
“I think some people are clearly upset, but there is a bit of professional protester manufactured base in there. … It is not a representation of a member’s district or an incident. It is a loud, small group of people disrupting something, for many cases for media attention.”
However, a Politico article dismisses these allegations, and a statement from George Soros’ Open Societys Foundation said there was “no truth behind the reports.”