On Monday, with Republican politics facing crisis conditions, Jerry Falwell Jr. shared a new conspiracy: maybe GOP leaders on Capitol Hill were responsible for the 2005 “Access Hollywood” recording in which Donald Trump boasted about sexual assault.
“I’ve got some independent information, but I’m not going to reveal it on the air, but I think some of the establishment folks who reluctantly endorsed him had this planned all along as a way to slither out of the endorsement,” the Liberty University chief said. “It wasn’t a coincidence that it came out right before Trump was supposed to appear with Paul Ryan at a rally, and it conveniently gave Paul Ryan a way to disinvite Trump.”
Breitbart News, true to form, found this quite compelling.
The conspiracy theory is obviously hard to take seriously, but it may have helped influence Donald Trump a bit. Yesterday, the Republican presidential hopeful said the Speaker of the House didn’t congratulate him on his latest debate performance – which is proof of something “sinister.”