Beyond Jeffrey Epstein: Trump has promoted many conspiracy theories over the years ,
Since the death of Jeffrey Epstein on Saturday morning President Trump has asserted via retweets and statements to the press that former ,President Bill Clinton might have had something to do with the disgraced financier’s hanging.
While Epstein did have connections to both Trump and Clinton, there’s absolutely no evidence that Clinton or his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, had anything to do with the apparent suicide. Trump has a long history of promoting fringe conspiracies while offering little to no evidence to support them. Similar to the Epstein case,
In addition to targeting the Clintons, over the years, Trump-backed conspiracy theories have involved former President Barack Obama Sen. Ted Cruz, global warming, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and wind turbines ,
What follows are some of the significant conspiracy theories pushed by Trump over the years. Trump began pushing the idea that Obama was hiding something about his true birthplace in 2011.
According to a New York Times report diving into the six-week period in which Trump went on a media blitz casting doubt on Obama’s history:In 2012, Trump said he thought the birth certificate the White House provided could have been fake ,
When asked in 2015 if he believed Obama was born in the United States, Trump said, “I really don’t know.”Trump finally admitted at a 2016 campaign event that Obama was born in the United States but never apologized for promoting the lie.
Since losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, Trump has repeatedly claimed that he was the true top vote getter if not for millions of illegal ballots , cast for his opponent by undocumented immigrants going to the polls multiple times.