Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Says He's Advising President Trump

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Radio host Alex Jones sits at his desk.
The controversial radio host told The New York Times he's taking on a new role in the Trump administration.
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Alex Jones is now advising President Donald Trump, reports The New York Times.

Jones said during a phone call with the newspaper that he is "taking on a new role as occasional information source and validator for the president" and that the two occasionally talk on the phone.

Jones is a radio host, author and conspiracy theorist. His website InfoWars — whose tagline is "There's a war on for your mind!" — is often labeled fake news.

The news comes as Trump continues to blast traditional, credible outlets as the "enemy of the American people."

Some have expressed concern that a known conspiracy theorist could be advising the president.

At the time of publication, neither Trump nor the White House have confirmed Jones' statements to the Times.