Far-right filmmaker, writer, and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, host of the radio program “Infowars,” has repeatedly said that the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 children was a hoax.
This “theory” has caused relatives of the victims to be harassed, and some have even received death threats. Now, the Newtown Board of Education is asking President Donald Trump to publicly denounce Jones and other conspiracy theorists like him.
The school board sent a letter in February telling Trump, “We are asking you to intervene to try to stop Jones and other hoaxers like him.” No public response has been made by the president so far.
Trump appeared on Jones’s show in December and has praised his work in the past.
When asked about the letter, the White House responded: “President Trump has been quite clear that we, as a nation, are united in condemning hate and evil in all its forms.”
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