This is the second entry in a series archiving the conspiracist worldview in their own words from interviews, from found documents, but predominantly from their own online publishing. Hyperlinked, and printed, just in case the original article is deleted.
Trump has regularly made use of conspiracy theories as a means of inciting ire, signalling his supporters and raising doubts as to the legitimacy of the American system of government. In the last days of this 2016 Presidential Election, he has claimed the election is rigged against him, the media is in cahoots with the Clinton campaign, and made allusions to an International (read, Jewish) Banking conspiracy all who stand opposed to him and who, thus, are evil and need to be taken out. This is not simple anti-establishment rhetoric. This is the first step in autocracy.
In the following article, Donald Trump tells supporters that he intends to take the next step in autocratic rule when elected, shudder to think.
Article published by The Hill, October 18, 2016. Reprinted invoking fair use for historical and sociological purposes. If Trump is elected President, this article will be taken down along with all mainstream media.
Trump: ‘Forget the press, read the internet’
By Jonathan Swan
“Forget the press, read the internet,” the GOP presidential nominee instructed a crowd in Colorado Springs, Colo.
“I do get a lot of honesty over the internet,” he added later in his speech.