While there is no doubt whatsoever that Alex Jones is one of the strangest and least predictable figures on the American media circus, his latest diatribes have been completely and utterly inexplicable.
Jones has long been a supporter of swamp-drainer extraordinaire Donald Trump, and with good reason. The two share a passion for upsetting the establishment apple cart and filleting the status quo.
But now, as Trump faces a number of new hurdles to his political future, it appears as though Jones is looking elsewhere in 2024.
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones hopped off the Donald Trump train on Wednesday and announced he’d support a presidential run by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) in 2024.
His statements were unmistakable.
Jones said he “pig-headedly supported [Trump] a few years ago, even though I disagreed with his Warp Speed.” The InfoWars host was referring to Trump’s efforts to develop a Covid-19 vaccine in 2020. Jones is strongly against the vaccine.
For his part, DeSantis appointed a surgeon general named Joseph Ladapo, who has made public statements calling into question the vaccine’s effectiveness.
“I thought that we had to keep him in office because of the nightmare scenario if Hillary or Biden got in,” Jones continued. “With that said, I am supporting DeSantis. DeSantis has just gone from being awesome to being unbelievably good. And I don’t just watch a man’s actions, as Christ said. Judge a tree by its fruits. I can also look in his eyes on HD video and I see the real sincerity.”
Jones also stated, “This is what Trump should be like. And I’ve been hammering this point, and he’s doing it now. And we have someone that is better than Trump. Way better than Trump.”
The surprising news isn’t likely to sit well with Donald Trump, who is already facing an uphill battle in 2024 due to the numerous probes and investigations aimed at him.