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Watch Alex Jones scream in front of the White House as Trump meets with Twitter CEO

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. And far-right “InfoWars” conspiracy theorist Alex Jones — best known for claiming that the government was turning frogs gay and that the Sandy Hook massacre was a false flag operation — decided to use the moment to promote himself.

Jones, who was banned from Twitter last year for hate speech and targeted harassment against protected classes, stood in front of the White House with a megaphone chanting “InfoWars.com! InfoWars.com!” and shouting “President Trump, you must stand up against big tech censorship!” The whole event was live streamed.

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During the course of this stunt, Jones engaged with passersby:

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In no time, Jones faced widespread mockery on social media:

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Trump advisors futilely trying to get him to stop ranting about statues as his re-election prospects collapse: report

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According to a report focusing on Donald Trump's rally at Mt. Rushmore on the evening before the 4th of July, advisors to the president ate attempting to get him to start focusing on bread and butter issues that will get him re-elected instead of harping on statues being pulled down by protesters across the country.

As the Daily Beast report illustrates, their efforts appear to be futile based upon his Friday night speech.

With the president trying to fire up the crowd by insisting, “Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our founders. They think the American people are weak, and soft, and submissive,” the Beast reported that Trump, "decided to focus heavily Friday evening on protesters and Black Lives Matter activists who want various American monuments, including those honoring Confederate, white-supremacist, and slave-owning figures of history, torn down and destroyed for good. "

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Trump’s a traitor — and the Russian bounty scandal is the final straw

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The first story of the rest of Donald Trump's life was published last Friday in the New York Times, revealing that the Russian intelligence agency known as the GRU has been paying bonuses to Taliban fighters to kill Americans, and that this intelligence had been reported to Trump and had been known at least since March. The story was subsequently confirmed by the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and the AP.

This article first appeared in Salon.

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GOP scrambling to pay for Jacksonville convention after Trump yanked it from North Carolina: report

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According to a report from the New York Times, Republican officials are having difficulties getting donors to pay for the Republican National Convention to be held in Jacksonville, Florida after Donald Trump yanked the gathering out of Charlotte, North Carolina in a fit of pique over COVID-19 health restrictions.

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