President Trump reportedly hasn’t given up questioning whether Barack Obama was really born in the United States. On Wednesday, Trump returned to another more obscure, and equally false, conspiracy theory, that MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough had something to do with the sudden death of an intern in 2001. “Advisers say [Trump] continues to privately harbor a handful of conspiracy theories that have no grounding in fact,” the New York Times reported Tuesday.
The willingness of Trump to repeat falsehoods to advance an agenda was a characteristic of his campaign, and it remains part of his governing style as president. We’ve compiled this list of the conspiracy theories Trump has endorsed or speculated about before or since taking office, including theories pushed by Infowars’ Alex Jones. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it gives a sense of Trump’s perception of reality. We’ll keep it updated with new information: