22/02/2017 15:02 GMT | Updated 23/02/2017 11:57 GMT

Who Is Alex Jones And Why Is Donald Trump Speaking To Him On The Phone?

Meet Alex Jones.

Of all the disturbing stories to emerge surrounding the month-old Donald Trump administration, one of the latest threatens to, well, trump all the others.

Alex Jones is reportedly taking on the role of “occasional information source and validator for the President of the United States” and the pair chat on the phone regularly. 

Who the hell is Alex Jones? Well, let’s get the basics out of the way first.

Alex Jones gets emotional. Again.