Van Jones signed a petition indicating he "thinks the Bush administration blew up the World Trade Center and covered it up." Glenn Beck, Sept. 3 on his TV program
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The ruling: HALF TRUE
Beck attacked Jones for endorsing the 9/11 "Truthers," who believe the government deliberately allowed the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Specifically, Beck said, Jones signed a 2004 petition promoted by 911truth.org. In a statement, Jones has said he did not agree with statements on the petition, especially that government officials may have allowed 9/11 to happen. "I do not agree with this statement, and it certainly does not reflect my views now or ever," Jones said. As fact-checkers, we can't know what Jones thought he was or wasn't signing. We can confirm Jones is listed as a signatory on the petition. Still, Beck pushes the envelope when he says Jones "thinks the Bush administration blew up the World Trade Center and covered it up." The petition doesn't state that definitively. It asks for investigations.