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Trump: Separating Fact from Fiction

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    Clinton, Trump Side by Side: Conspiracy Theories

    Fact or fiction? The presidential campaign has been filled with conspiracy theories off all kinds. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016)

    Conservative talk show host Mark Davis has heard it all.

    "Every couple of days I'll get a call from someone who will say, 'I just got something in my inbox', or 'my Uncle Fred just emailed me something,' and it's like 'OK, the rodeo is on,'" Davis joked.

    You can find conspiracy theories, accusations and rumors all over the Internet.

    Many Donald Trump supporters have rallied around the claim that billionaire and political activist, George Soros, who supports Clinton, has deep ties to a company with electronic voting machines in 16 states.

    "Soros makes my teeth itch, ideologically," Davis said. "I think this is a guy with horrible ideas and that means his money is spent on candidates with horrible ideas, but the thing about his voting machines is just a total load of crap."

    What about the idea that Trump really doesn't want to be president and that his entire campaign is just a big publicity stunt?

    "Did he start this just to improve the brand," Davis asked. "To get into the dialogue and did he at some point look around and go, 'Oh my Lord, I'm actually going to be the nominee. What do I do now?' That involves mind reading and there's no way to tell."

    But we do know, the Internet is full of stories and separating fact from fiction is up to you.

    "Life is weird enough that almost anything is believable for a minute, but then you gotta dig deep and see if things are for real," Davis added.

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