Newtown school board asks Trump to denounce Alex Jones
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The Newtown Board of Education has written a letter to President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham: 'I could not disagree more' with Trump support of Afghanistan troop withdrawal GOP believes Democrats handing them winning 2022 campaign Former GOP operative installed as NSA top lawyer resigns MORE asking him to speak out against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, The Associated Press reported.

Jones, the host of the radio program “Infowars," has alleged multiple times that the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that killed 20 children was a hoax.


Trump praised Jones in December 2015, telling him: "Your reputation is amazing. I will not let you down."

Trump appeared on Jones's show in December.

“We are asking you to intervene to try to stop Jones and other hoaxers like him," the letter to Trump reads.

The school board sent the letter in February asking Trump to denounce Jones and other conspiracy theorists because of the harmful effects their comments have had on the victims' families, but have yet to receive a response. 

ABC News reported that since the 2012 massacre, relatives of victims have been harassed by conspiracy theorists and have even received death threats. 

The White House told the AP when asked about the letter that “President Trump has been quite clear that we, as a nation, are united in condemning hate and evil in all its forms."