Anti-China Group Hired GOP Strategist In Pro-Trump Shift | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Anti-China Group Hired GOP Strategist In Pro-Trump Shift | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Brandy Zadrozny, reporter for NBC News, talks with Rachel Maddow about how the anti-China Falun Gong religious group has hired a Republican strategist in addition to using its various media platforms as well as extensive online ad buys to promote Donald Trump and myriad pro-Trump conspiracy theories, earning it a prominent position among conservative U.S. media.
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Anti-China Group Hired GOP Strategist In Pro-Trump Shift | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

40 Comments on "Anti-China Group Hired GOP Strategist In Pro-Trump Shift | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. brenda mcdonall | August 21, 2019 at 2:23 AM | Reply

    The Epoch Times is also found in Canada. Yuck. The paper is found in many locations here in Vancouver, no surprise as we have such a huge Chinese population. But I have never seen anyone take this free rag or read it, and the pile of papers never seems to get smaller.

  2. curandero verde | August 21, 2019 at 2:29 AM | Reply

    I love Rachael’s narrative on conspiracy theories…

  3. Your insane trade war against China always obviously would have an effect on world markets that would bacfire on the USA Trump.

    • What is your idea of free trade? They freely sell their products here while we are virtually blocked from selling there? Do you care about AMERICAN workers and jobs? Don’t sound like it. You’re on China’s side.

    • MSNBC, an ally of dictator Xi Jinping. I’m not surprised. MSNBC is an enemy of the United States.

  4. So basically it’s part of the Trump cult.
    ● A system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object.
    ● A relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister.
    ● A misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person or thing.
    ● A cult of personality surrounding the leaders.

  5. Jordan Kelemen | August 21, 2019 at 3:29 AM | Reply

    Trump is the prince of lies, why do “christians” support him?

  6. Creepy cults conspiring across continents…

  7. In looking up the Falun Gong, I read that they are for truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance. Yet this group, like the white evangelicals, have aligned themselves with the dishonest, cruel, and intolerant Trump. Perhaps it is a mutual insanity that brings these types (including QAnon) together. I am certainly seeing the mental health issues here.

    • Lumis Sappier | August 21, 2019 at 7:06 AM | Reply

      *Not mention the NRA….. Yeah, more gullible Trump Turds with dirty money!*

    • Well, they were following a man who said he could fly. But a long with that it’s also greed.

    • Once you allow yourself to believe in consiracy theories and going down those rabbit holes, you find it easier and easier to accept things that are untrue, unproven and unprovable, and to find connections where there aren’t any. This is what happens with religion of all kinds, but also when people get into conspiracy networks, or when they join cults, or extreme “clubs” and associations. As someone else pointed out, the NRA has become one such extreme social group. There are others like the antivax community, alt right groups, and even to some extent Antifa and similar political action groups. The more you associate with them, the more you limit your other sources of information, and the further you are likely to stray in your thinking. Trump has become a focal point for so much of the “crazy” thinking of these kinds of focalizing groups. Individually, they can’t do much harm, but when they all support the same cult of personality leader… It’s just another good reason to avoid religion and to be wary of joining into “communities” that share fringe ideas.

  8. Tax all Churches & houses of worship especially Evangelical & Falun Gong/Dafa because they do not respect the separation between Church & State!

  9. Falungong/dafa is an arm of………….

    C I A.



  10. Democratic motto, “So much to destroy, so little time”!

  11. Kolypsa Disruptive Technology | August 21, 2019 at 7:16 AM | Reply

    You want to hear a conspiracy? Im investigating our lack of knowledge how water and carbon began on this planet. They are pushing theory asteroids and a planet collision brought them.

  12. So it happened twice I was going to watch a video on YouTube and add came up from Epoch Times I thought Trump owned it by watching it and I was mad because I pay for Premium YouTube WTF is going on Neo-Nazi newspaper AKA EPOCH NEWS.

  13. Critical Thinker | August 21, 2019 at 8:38 AM | Reply

    It’s time the FBI shut down such cults. It’s a threat to national security!

    • No. We do not shut down cults just because we view them as cults. It is literally in the Consitution. If they specifically threaten a person or organization, they can be prosecuted for that. But shutting down cults leads to shutting down religions you don’t like, political groups you don’t like, clubs you don’t like, social movements you don’t like… Christianity was a cult. And as an atheist, I would LOVE for Christianity to just disappear, but not like that. You don’t end cults by using the govt. to suppress them. That’s how you feed the paranoia and create widespread sympathy and support for them. They go underground, fester and grow.

  14. Big Tech is much more influential on disrupting our elections. Russia and China aren’t even close.

  15. its rediculous that russia and china have this much power and influence on this country and its people … smh this country just keeps getting played over and over again … this isn’t a democracy it’s starting to look like a global joke

  16. Funny— I started seeing preroll ads for the epoch Times a few weeks ago on YouTube and thought “WTF is this?”
    Pretty much this was what I thought was going on. Thank you both for the investigative reporting!!!

  17. I wonder if the paper has hired or partnered in someway with Alex Jones. Because most of the stories sound like they have come from Alex Jones’s playbook.

  18. Nico Hernandez | August 21, 2019 at 11:20 AM | Reply

    The democraps are everything they accuse my President of being. How do democraps keep their mouth fresh? With Entitl- mints!

  19. Donoso Demaistre | August 21, 2019 at 12:15 PM | Reply

    Rachel comes up with another conspiracy theory. Little boy Rachel is wearing her tin-foil hat again.

  20. Jasper Perrywinkle | August 21, 2019 at 12:20 PM | Reply

    Nbc and Soros really scared of EPOCH telling the truth. 5 stories on them in 24 hours.
    Is that a chi-com uniform Rachel wears everyday?

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