Attention Ron! Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones says he dumped Trump and now supports Florida governor because he has “real sincerity”.
- Alex Jones dumped Donald Trump for Ron DeSantis
- The InfoWars host and conspiracy theorist is now backing Florida’s governor for the 2024 presidential race
- DeSantis has not said he is running for President
- Jones said Trump needed to be more like DeSantis
- “We have someone better than Trump. Much better than Trump,” Jones said
- He criticized the former president for developing a Covid vaccine
InfoWars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has jettisoned his support for Donald Trump and is backing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for the 2024 presidential race.
Jones, who was recently convicted of paying $49.3 million to the parents of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim in a defamation case, admitted that he had “stubbornly” supported Trump over the years.
But, he said on his InfoWars podcast, he now supports DeSantis, who is “a lot better than Trump.”
Jones said he originally supported Trump because he didn’t want Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden to become president. But he said he disagreed with the former president’s Warp Speed initiative, which developed the Covid vaccine.
“I’ve been persecuted like nothing in my life for my support [Trump]and that’s what made me kind of stubbornly support him a few years ago, even though I didn’t approve of his warp speed,” Jones said.
InfoWars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has jettisoned his support for Donald Trump and is backing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
Jones is against the vaccine. DeSantis appointed a surgeon general named Joseph Ladapo, who has made public statements questioning the effectiveness of the Covid vaccine. The Florida governor has also banned schools in his state from mandating Covid vaccines.
“But that means I support DeSantis. DeSantis just went from great to amazing… He’s getting more and more red pills every day… I’m a DeSantis guy,” he noted.
“Red-Pilled” is a reference to the film “The Matrix,” used by the right to describe a person turning conservative.
“I thought we had to keep [Trump] in office because of the nightmare scenario if Hillary or Biden got in,” Jones said. “In that sense, I support DeSantis. DeSantis just went from great to incredible. And I’m not just watching a man’s doings like Christ said. Judge a tree by its fruit. I can look him in the eyes even on HD videos and see the real sincerity.”
He said DeSantis, who won the Florida governorship largely thanks to Trump’s support, is the one Trump should emulate.
“This is how Trump should be. And I’ve been pounding on that point, and it’s doing it now. And we have someone better than Trump. Much better than Trump,” Jones said.
Neither Trump nor DeSantis have said they will run for president in 2024. Trump has hinted, but DeSantis has said he is focused on his re-election this year.
Both men have topped recent polls for a hypothetical Republican primary in 2024.
But a Florida poll released Tuesday put DeSantis by a slight margin over the former president.
Neither Donald Trump (left) nor Ron DeSantis (right) have said they will run for president in 2024; Trump has hinted, but DeSantis has said he’s focused on his reelection bid this year
Jones was back in the news earlier this month when he was ordered to pay $49.3 million to the parents of a victim of a Sandy Hook school shooting in their defamation case.
The Texas jury ordered Jones to pay the parents $45.2 million in punitive damages, in addition to an additional $4.1 million he must pay Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis for the suffering he caused them inflicted by claiming for years the shooting was a hoax.
Heslin and Lewis’ 6-year-old son, Jesse, was shot and killed by Adam Lanza in Sandy Hook in December 2012.
For years, Jones falsely claimed that the nation’s deadliest shooting – which killed 20 students and six educators – was a hoax.
He now admits it was real.