President Trump has previously dabbled in conspiracy theories, like the idea that vaccines cause autism or the Chinese created global warming, which made him the preferred candidate of voters who subscribed to these fringe theories during the campaign.
One bloc — chemtrail theorists, who believe that that exhaust from jets is not actually exhaust but a secret government-controlled program that spreads harmful biological agents — is not thrilled with his inaction on the issue since becoming president.
During the campaign, fake news spread that Trump was against chemtrailing as a fake Trump tweet circulated in which he promised an executive order to end chemtrails.
Some chemtrail truthers, like Northern California farmers Tammi Reidl and Rob Neuhauser, had hope that the new President would finally put a stop to dangerous plot. “People chose Donald Trump because [they thought] he tweeted he was gonna stop chemtrails – you know what I mean?” Reidl told The Guardian.
Now, online chemtrail theorists are trying to bring the problem to Trump’s attention. A video posted on YouTube by user RichieFromBoston yesterday titled "TRUMP STOPS CHEMTRAILS executive order,” has already racked up over 45,000 views, and bemoans the persistent chemtrails still in the sky after Trump took office. Facebook groups with names like “Tell Trump About Chemtrails,” have sprung up, though some people seem to think that Trump is already working to put a stop to what Infowars has warned “could wipe out humanity.” The theory has been pushed by high profile conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, whose YouTube channel published a 30 minute video titled "Question: Will Trump Address Chemtrail/GEO Engineering?” Other hoax-focused websites have hinted that Trump may soon be putting an end to the globalist scheme with articles like “Chemtrails to Disappear Courtesy of Trump? Major Announcement From the White House."
Not everyone in the chemtrail community has put their faith in Trump
A thorough search by The Outline was unable to find evidence that Trump has ever publicly commented on the plague of chemtrails, much less that he signed an executive order aimed at stopping them.
Not everyone in the chemtrail community has put their faith in Trump. In fact, some have turned against him, posting videos that appear to show what the conspiracy theorists say is Trump touring a plane specifically outfitted to spread chemtrails, or to carry out “stratospheric aerosol injections.” One video, titled “Is This President Trump Touring a Chemtrail Plane? May, 2017” and posted by conspiracy channel Leak Project, has been viewed more than 64,000 times. The man in the video talks about looking at the website for the CIA, where the CIA director supposedly discusses stratospheric aerosol injections. “Isn’t it awesome that the Rothschilds own a 70 percent stake in the Weather Channel?” the man asks.
The existence of chemtrails has been routinely debunked by scientists. However, Trump’s obvious willingness to believe the last thing someone told him has encouraged conspiracy activists to show Trump the truth about what's really going in in our skies.