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'Infowars' Host Alex Jones Says His On-Air Persona Not a 'Trick'

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    'Infowars' Host Alex Jones Says His On-Air Persona Not a 'Trick'
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    FILE - In this file photo made Tuesday, July 19, 2016, Alex Jones, center right, is escorted by police out of a crowd of protesters outside the Republican convention in Cleveland. A lawyer defending Jones, a the right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist, in a child-custody dispute said Jones is a "performance artist" whose on-air persona differs from the private man. The Austin American-Statesman reported that Kelly Jones described her ex-husband at a recent pretrial hearing in Austin as "not a stable person." (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

    Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has testified that he's sincere in his "Infowars" commentary but acknowledges he also uses satire and comedy on his show.

    His testimony Wednesday in his child custody case stands in contrast to comments by his lawyer who last week argued that Jones is a performance artist whose true personality is nothing like his on-air persona.

    The Austin American-Statesman reports that Jones discounted any suggestion that he's "playing a trick on the public" with his on-air persona.

    He's scheduled to return to the stand Thursday. His ex-wife, Kelly Jones, is seeking sole or joint custody of their three children.

    Earlier this week, the host's lawyer said he's a performance artist whose true personality is nothing like his on-air persona.

    Jones says his shows, which are broadcast on radio, YouTube and other platforms, reach at least 70 million people a week.