Alex Jones is now advising President Donald Trump, reports The New York Times.
Alex Jones "is apparently taking on a new role as occasional information source and validator for the president" https://t.co/OHIsD2Qn4q— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 20, 2017
Jones said during a phone call with the newspaper that he is "taking on a new role as occasional information source and validator for the president" and that the two occasionally talk on the phone.
The news comes as Trump continues to blast traditional, credible outlets as the "enemy of the American people."
Some have expressed concern that a known conspiracy theorist could be advising the president.
Remember everyone: This is the guy who said the Sandy Hook shootings didn't happen. Yeah, this guy. https://t.co/SxbN1tapBD— John Dankosky (@johndankosky) February 20, 2017
Alex Jones believes the Newtown massacre was fake, and has encouraged harassment of victims' families. Congrats to Trump voters everywhere. https://t.co/GHf31vkSnU— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) February 20, 2017
At the time of publication, neither Trump nor the White House have confirmed Jones' statements to the Times.