Sunday night (Nov. 27, 2016), President-Elect Donald Trump challenged claims that he had lost the popular vote: “I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.” One news organization after another, including CNN, CBSNews, the Washington Post, and the New York Times, claimed that there was no proof for Trump’s assertion.
Trump replied Monday night, saying “what PROOF do u have DonaldTrump did not suffer from millions of FRAUD votes? Journalist? Do your job! @CNN.”
Many are asking why Trump isn’t referring to any of the articles that have covered this story: Alex Jones’ InfoWars is the source for the allegation that millions of illegal immigrants are voting.
Jones’ only source for the story is two tweets from GreggPhillips@JumpVote. And Gregg Phillips has declined to provide evidence or name his sources. Nor does he appear to have filed the promised fraud complaint.
Why Trump doesn’t trust Alex Jones or InfoWars: So why doesn’t Trump just take Jones’ word for it? Jones is well known for spreading unverified conspiracy theories. For instance, Jones’ InfoWars has claimed that the Sandy Hook massacre was staged using child actors and that the US government orchestrated 9/11. Trump knows that Alex Jones just isn’t trustworthy.
So who should you get your news from? Crosscheck! EVERY SIDE agrees that media’s biased. So seek out media from every side of the aisle. This will empower you to fight disinformation!