Alex Jones' 'performance artist' claim leaves Trump in awkward spot


InfoWars' Alex Jones' Twitter bio declares that he is "Fighting for Freedom & Liberty on the Frontlines of Truth Journalism", despite his penchant for pushing baseless conspiracy theories like "Pizzagate" and the idea that the Sandy Hook school shooting was a "hoax".

Judging Jones by his Infowars performances would be like judging Jack Nicholson by his depiction of the Joker on "Batman", Wilhite told state District Judge Orlinda Naranjo last week, the Austin American-Statesman reported. Well, his lawyer is now arguing in court that Jones is simply "playing a character" just like "a performance artist". She's seeking sole or joint custody of their children, ages 14, 12 and 9.

That was the general gist of an assertion from his lawyer, Randall Wilhite.

"This case is not about "Infowars" and I don't want it to be about 'Infowars, '" she said.

"I'm concerned that he is engaged in felonious behavior, threatening a member of Congress", she said, referring to comments the host made earlier this month about Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California.

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The family's legal dispute will apparently be decided by a Travis County jury in Texas, and as best as I can tell, it's a private family matter.

"Alex Jones and his Infowars' umbrella of radio shows, YouTube and Facebook broadcasts, Internet website and tweets turned out to be Trump's secret weapon", Roger Stone, probably Trump's oldest and closest political confidant, wrote in his book "The Making of the President 2016".

"He broadcasts from home", she added. That led to a gunman from North Carolina visiting the restaurant last December, saying he wanted to investigate Jones's bogus claim. By contrast, Kelly Jones insists that "he's not a stable person". Jones has since claimed to have heard from Trump since his inauguration, including with invitations to the White House press pool and Mar-a-Lago, though neither Jones nor his InfoWars staff have yet been spotted at either. "I will not let you down".

"He wants J Lo to get raped", Kelly Jones said in court, according to the American-Statesman.

Alex Jones' attorney called it "good stuff" but Kelly Jones attorney explained he was laying the groundwork for the argument that there isn't a difference between Alex Jones the Infowarrior and Alex Jones the father.