Trump rhetoric is ‘so similar’ to Jim Jones, says Jonestown massacre survivor

A Jonestown massacre survivor has compared the rhetoric of Donald Trump to that of Jim Jones, the cult leader who orchestrated the mass murder of nearly 1,000 of his followers.

“I sometimes listen to our commander-in-chief – he sounds so much [like him] and the rhetoric is so similar to that of Jim Jones,” Ms Williams said.

Trump rhetoric is ‘so similar’ to Jim Jones, says Jonestown massacre survivor

Matt MathersNovember 20, 2020

<p>Cult leader murdered 918 of his followers</p> (Associated Press)
Cult leader murdered 918 of his followers(Associated Press)

A Jonestown massacre survivor has compared the rhetoric of Donald Trump to that of Jim Jones, the cult leader who orchestrated the mass murder of nearly 1,000 of his followers.

“I sometimes listen to our commander-in-chief – he sounds so much [like him] and the rhetoric is so similar to that of Jim Jones,” Ms Williams said.

“There was consistent brainwashing going on because all day long and all night long when you try to sleep, all you would hear was him on the PA system yelling and screaming,” Ms Williams told the outlet.

Former Republican congressman Leo Ryan, around a dozen defectors and a number of journalists were killed during the intervention. A short time later, Jones ordered his followers to drink beverages laced with cyanide in what he claimed was a “revolutionary suicide”.

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