US President Donald Trump on Saturday drew attention to a fringe right-wing conspiracy theory website lauding his achievements, suggesting it was a better source of news than the mainstream media.
Trump retweeted a post from the MAGA Pill Twitter account, linking to an article on the website: “THE [sic] President Donald Trump Accomplishment List Website.”
“Wow, even I didn’t realize we did so much. Wish the Fake News would report! Thank you,” Trump tweeted.
Earlier, the US president had attacked CNN international on social media, tweeting that it “is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!”
MAGA Pill and its associated Twitter account have a history of promoting right-wing conspiracy theories about global Luciferianism cabals that keep the masses in a state of delusion about who is really controlling the world. It has also pushed stories and articles with a strong anti-illegal immigration agenda as well as peddling conspiracies about Hilary Clinton.
.@FoxNews is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2017
Shortly after the Trump retweet, the MAGA Pill website was unavailable. It was back online hours later, saying it had suffered an “outage/attack.”
Hours before the Trump tweet, the MAGA Pill account had tweeted a video from Liz Cronkin, a conspiracy theorist, in which she claimed investigators had allegedly found a video on disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop showing Clinton engaged in sex with an underage girl.
On November 20, the MAGA Pill account tweeted a diagram purporting to show key conspiracy elements and how they control the world. Referring to financial cabals, the diagram says “certain bloodline families have dominated global financial institutions including: BIS, FED, imf, World Bank, Wall Street.”
— MAGAPILL ???????????? (@MAGAPILL) November 18, 2017
The website has also promoted conspiracy theories about the October 1 Las Vegas shooting, alleging a concentrated effort to suppress debate about the shooting, and saying gunman Stephen Paddock likely had assistance when he shot dead 58 people at a music fair.
They don't want there to be a debate about the vegas shooter. There's a Massive online campaign effort going on to suppress conversation
— MAGAPILL ???????????? (@MAGAPILL) October 3, 2017
Trump has in the past used his Twitter account to promote content associated with the alt-right movement.
After the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August, Trump drew criticism for initially blaming the both sides in the violent clashes that preceded the incident. He later issued a sterner condemnation of “hatred, bigotry and violence” but then hours later tweeted a post from right-wing conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec that criticized the media for not covering gun crime in Chicago that had claimed nine lives that same weekend.
In July 2016, during the election campaign, Trump tweeted a controversial image depicting Hillary Clinton next to a Star of David superimposed over piles of money that originated on a white supremacist internet forum. Trump’s image of Clinton surrounded by $100 bills read: “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” on a six-pointed star, a common Jewish and Israeli symbol.