It was a “false flag,” the theory goes, designed to trick Trump into intervening more forcefully in the Syrian war. Those spreading this theory are often closely linked to the “alt-right,” a small, far right movement whose members are known for espousing racist, anti-Semitic and sexist points of view.
"Trump Loves a Conspiracy Theory. Now His Allies in the Fringe Media Say He’s Falling for One in Syria." is from the April 06, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Adam Taylor and narrated by Jill Melancon.